Medical Microbiology Fellowship

This one-year program accredited by the ACGME is designed to prepare a pathologist, infectious diseases physician, or other qualified physicians for a career in the subspecialty of clinical microbiology. Experience will be gained by clinical rotations in the microbiology laboratories of Parkland Health and Hospital System, UT Southwestern University Hospitals, Children’s Medical Center and Dallas County Health and Human Services. There will also be rotations on infection control, and interactions with the division of Infectious Diseases at UT Southwestern. The program would also prepare the participant for the certification examination in the subspecialty of Medical Microbiology administered by the American Board of Pathology. Learn more:

Requirements

Physicians must have an MD or DO degree (or equivalent, e.g. MBChB), and have successfully completed an accredited pathology residency program or fellowship in adult or pediatric infectious diseases. Physicians must be eligible for a Texas Institutional Permit.

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Computer Resources

Fellows participate in data acquisition, storage, and retrieval (Medical Informatics) in accordance with HIPAA, including the routine use of the hospital information system (HIS) database of patient demographics, laboratory information system (LIS) databases of patients’ clinical and anatomic pathology test results and inter-hospital on-line access computer information system (OACIS and EPIC) containing an electronic medical record of all patients registered at any of the four medical treatment facilities that constitute UT Southwestern Medical Center.

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Conferences

Name of Conference

Frequency

Department Responsible

Infectious Disease Didactic Conference

Weekly

Infectious Disease

Clinical Pathology Rounds

Weekly

Clinical Pathology

Citywide Infectious Diseases Conference

Bi-Monthly

Infectious Disease

Medical Microbiology Lab Rounds and Sign-Out

Daily

Medical Microbiology Faculty

Clinical Pathology Lecture Series

Various

Clinical Pathology Faculty

Infectious Diseases Fellows Core Lecture Series

Weekly

I.D. Faculty and Invited Guests

Infectious Diseases Visiting Lectures

6 x/year

Invited Guest Lecturers

Infectious Diseases Clinical Conference

Weekly

I.D. Faculty

Plate Rounds with Infectious Diseases Personnel

Weekly

Clinical Microbiology Faculty

Teleconferences of ASM, ASCP, etc.

Periodic

Laboratory Staff

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