With over 38,000 admissions per year, Baylor University Medical Center is a 1,025-bed, Level 1 Trauma-certified tertiary care facility that has been ranked for 23 consecutive years in U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals” Guide and was recently re-designated by U.S. News and World Report as the top hospital in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
The two-year ACGME-approved clinical fellowship curriculum includes rotations on the ID Consult Service (~100 consults/month) in Clinical Microbiology, Antimicrobial Stewardship and Pediatric Infectious Diseases, as well as HIV and Continuity ambulatory clinic experiences.
Baylor University Medical Center has a very active solid organ and bone marrow transplantation service and has recently completed a new 467,000-square-foot outpatient cancer center and a new 170,000-square-foot inpatient cancer hospital. A wealth of clinical material is available with a broad range of primary care and medical and surgical subspecialty services.
Infectious Disease Fellows gain experience in all aspects of Infectious Disease consultation and admission, including:
General infectious diseases
Infections in solid organ and bone marrow transplant recipients
Primary and consultative care of the HIV-infected patient
Fundamentals of medical microbiology, mycology, mycobacteriology, parasitology, virology, serologic and molecular diagnostics
Principles of epidemiology, isolation and infection control
Additionally, Fellows gain experience in antimicrobial pharmacology, appropriate antimicrobial therapy, antimicrobial stewardship, patient safety and quality improvement. Fellows also complete a one-month pediatric Infectious Disease consultative rotation at Children’s HealthSM Children’s Medical Center. The patient population in this setting includes patients from neonate through adolescence.
Clinical research experience is gained throughout the two years of fellowship and includes research in vaccines, immunobiologics, infection control/prevention and hospital epidemiology and novel HIV/antimicrobial therapeutics. Fellows will also interact with medical students and residents in internal medicine, obstetrics-gynecology, general surgery, anesthesiology, dermatology, radiology, pathology and physical medicine and rehabilitation, as well as with fellows in multiple subspecialties.
To qualify for the Infectious Disease Fellowship, candidates must have completed an internal medicine residency in an ACGME-accredited program and be board-eligible or board-certified. Foreign medical graduates must have a valid ECFMG certificate. Applications are accepted through ERAS.