Our clinical training is centered at four major teaching sites: Parkland Memorial Hospital, UT Southwestern University Hospitals and clinics, Dallas VA Medical Center and outpatient clinics, and the Amelia Court HIV clinic. Each offers a unique blend of diverse patient populations and clinical pathology across the breadth of the disciplines within ID.
Combined, this clinical exposure provides an unparalleled richness of clinical ID training that equips trainees for any future career. The experience is enriched by close working relationships with our outstanding faculty on teaching rounds.
Clinical Training Strengths
- Unparalleled breadth of clinical exposure including critical care ID and tropical diseases or emerging pathogens in a large population of returning travelers or patients born overseas.
- Robust exposure to ID in transplant recipients and immunocompromised hosts including a large population of solid-organ transplant recipients, stem-cell transplant recipients, and patients with advanced HIV disease.
- Extensive experiences and exposure to the fields of health care epidemiology, infection prevention, and antimicrobial stewardship with nationally recognized faculty leaders and mentors.
- Significant exposure to different models of outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT), including one of the largest and most successful self-administered OPAT programs in the country.
- A comprehensive didactic curriculum that equips trainees well for success on licensing exams and in future academic and clinical practice.
|Rotation||1st Clinical Year|
|2nd Clinical Year|
|Parkland General Consults||2||1|
|Parkland HIV consults||1||1|
|Clements General Consults||2||1|
|Clements Transplant Consults||1||1|
|Health Care Epidemiology/Infection Control||0.5||0|
|Research Electives/Ambulatory Clinics||2||0|
- Parkland General Consults: Provide inpatient ID consultation at Parkland Memorial Hospital. Service consists of one faculty attending, one fellow, 2-3 residents, and 1-3 students.
- Parkland HIV Consults: Provide inpatient HIV consultation at Parkland Memorial Hospital. Service consists of one faculty attending, one fellow, 1-2 midlevel providers, and 1-2 students or residents.
- Clements General Consults: Provide inpatient ID consultation at Clements University Hospital and Zale Lipshy University Hospital. Service consists of one faculty attending, one fellow, one to two midlevel providers, and one to three residents and/or students.
- Clements Transplant Consults: Provide inpatient transplant ID consultation primarily at Clements University Hospital. Service consists of one faculty attending, one fellow, and possibly a rotating resident on elective.
- VA Consults: Provide inpatient ID consultation at Dallas VA Medical center and attend two half-days of VA combined ID/HIV clinics. Service consists of one faculty attending, one fellow, and one to three medical or PA students.
- Microbiology: Non-clinical, non-call rotation in clinical microbiology. See curriculum and conferences for more details.
- Health Care Epidemiology/Infection Prevention and Control and Antimicrobial Stewardship—Non-clinical, non-call rotation in health care epidemiology and infection control. Antimicrobial Stewardship is part of the clinical care and additional training is available. See curriculum and conferences for more details.
- Research Elective/Ambulatory Clinics: Engage in one or more projects with the support of a faculty mentor. Examples may include basic science investigational research, patient-oriented or clinical outcomes research, continuous QI projects, case reports, review articles, or educational curriculum projects. During the second year of fellowship, all fellows will do one half-day of clinic per week in the Parkland combined ID/OPAT clinic to broaden the outpatient ID training experience (in addition to the half-day of HIV continuity clinic). Additionally, fellows may pursue elective clinical or educational experiences in other areas of ID including: musculoskeletal infections; outpatient clinics in Hepatitis C or transplant ID; outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy; infection prevention and health care epidemiology; antimicrobial stewardship; medical education; or diagnostic microbiology.