Medical Microbiology Fellowship

This one-year Medical Microbiology Fellowship 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 & 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 Disease at UT Southwestern.

The Fellowship Program would also prepare the participant for the certification examination in the subspecialty of Medical Microbiology administered by the American Board of Pathology. 

Requirements

Physicians must have an M.D. or D.O. degree (or equivalent, e.g. M.B.ChB.), 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 interhospital online access computer information system (OACIS and EPIC) containing an electronic medical record of all patients registered at any of the medical treatment facilities that constitute UT Southwestern Medical Center.

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Conferences

Name of Conference

Frequency

Group Responsible

Infectious Disease Didactic Conference

Weekly

Infectious Disease

Clinical Pathology Rounds

Weekly

Clinical Pathology

Citywide Infectious Disease 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 Disease Fellows Core Lecture Series

Weekly

Infectious Disease faculty and invited guests

Infectious Disease Visiting Lectures

6x/year

Invited guest lecturers

Infectious Disease Clinical Conference

Weekly

Infectious Disease faculty

Plate Rounds with Infectious Disease personnel

Weekly

Clinical Microbiology faculty

Teleconferences of ASM, ASCP, etc.

Periodic

Laboratory staff

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