While on the microbiology service, residents will rotate at Parkland Health & Hospital System (PHHS) and Children’s Medical Center (CMC). They will meet daily with the Parkland microbiology faculty to discuss interesting cases, send out requests, and review smears.
In addition, clinical microbiology topics including bacteriology, mycology, mycobacteriology, virology, and parasitology will be covered through reading assignments, tutorials, lectures, discussions of related cases, and reviews of slide sets.
Residents are also expected to spend time on laboratory work stations including routine aerobic cultures, sterile site cultures, urine cultures, anaerobic cultures, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, mycology, mycobacteriology, parasitology, pediatric microbiology, and virology at PHHS and CMC.
The residents will attend weekly:
- Infectious diseases plate rounds organized by the microbiology faculty
- Infectious diseases patient follow-up rounds (as their own Pathology lecture series permits)
- Infectious diseases didactic lectures
- Clinical pathology lectures
- Clinical pathology conferences, at which time residents will discuss call issues and present cases including patients with infectious diseases
The residents will attend biweekly:
- Clinical microbiology journal club
- Infectious diseases citywide conference
At their own discretion, resident may attend the infectious diseases virology and HIV journal clubs, and the intermittent invited lecturers for the infectious diseases division. They will also attend bimonthly slide unknown sessions covering a wide variety of infectious agents.
Residents will have the opportunity to attend weekly microbiology laboratory management meetings and to present microbiology cases to the medical technologists and microbiology staff.
Other ad hoc activities, to which the residents will be invited, include lectures by visiting scientists, meetings of microbiology-oriented organizations, demonstrations of equipment or procedures by commercial vendors, and frequent teleconferences on microbiologic topics.
- Paul M. Southern, M.D., DTMH. (Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Tropical Medicine)
- Rita M. Gander, Ph.D. (Microbiology )
- Dominick Cavuoti, D.O. (Microbiology, Surgical Pathology, Cytopathology)
- Adnan Alatoom, M.D., Ph.D. (Microbiology)
Residents may choose to do a one-month rotation as an elective during their third or fourth residency years.
M.D. or D.O. degree from an accredited institution meeting ACGME guidelines.
- Patient Care
- Medical Knowledge
- Practice-Based Learning
- Interpersonal and Communications Skills
- Systems-Based Practice
- Clinical Pathology Lecture Series
- Clinical Pathology Conference/Rounds
- Clinical Microbiology Unknowns Sessions
- Infectious Diseases Plate/Microscopy Rounds
- Citywide Infectious Diseases Conference
- Infectious Diseases Patient Follow-up Conference (if not in conflict with core lecture series)
- Infectious Diseases Didactic Conference
- Infectious Diseases (Virology, HIV) Journal Club (optional)
- Clinical Microbiology Management Meeting
Koneman’s Color Atlas and Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology, 6th Edition, by Winn et al