Clinical Training

Our clinical training is centered at four major teaching sites: Parkland Health and Infectious Diseases Clinic, UT Southwestern University Hospitals and clinics, Dallas VA Medical Center and outpatient clinics, and the ACCESS 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.

COVID Wards
ID Team on COVID Wards with Dr. Mamta Jain and Dr. Julie Trivedi

Unparalled Clinical Training

COVID-19 & Emerging Pathogens  
Transplant Infectious Diseases  
HIV and Sexually Transmitted Diseases  
Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy, Special Units 
Healthcare Epidemiology, Antimicrobial Stewardship, & Infection Prevention  

Rotation Schedule

Rotation1st Year
(Month blocks) 
2nd Year
(Month Blocks) 
Parkland General Consults 2 1
Parkland HIV consults 1 1
Clements General Consults 2 1
Clements Transplant Consults 1 1
VA Consults 2 0
Microbiology 1 0
Health Care Epidemiology/ Infection Control 1 1
Research Electives/ Ambulatory Clinics 2 7

Rotation Summaries

  • First year Month 1: in-depth microbiology didactics and lab time, general ID didactics, ample personal time to study for internal medicine board exams, overlap of consult service with second year fellow to orient to UTSW, Parkland and VA systems
  • Parkland General Consults: Provide inpatient ID consultation at Parkland 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 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 William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital and Zale Lipshy Pavilion—William P. Clements Jr. 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: 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.
  • Ambulatory Clinics: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, sexual health or transplant ID; outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy; infection prevention and health care epidemiology; antimicrobial stewardship; medical education; or diagnostic microbiology.