Clinical Rotations

For clinical rotations, all fellows spend one month in clinical microbiology during July of their first year and one month in Transplant Infectious Diseases during their second year.

The rest of the clinical time is divided as follows according to the two tracks:

  • In the Traditional Track, fellows see approximately 70% of their ID consults on general ID services at Memorial Hermann (MHH) and Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) hospitals, and 30% at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC).
  • In the Immunocompromised Track, fellows see approximately 50% of their ID consults at MDACC, and the remainder on general ID services at MHH and LBJ.  All fellows are guaranteed a minimum of one month exposure to each of the four major MDACC services (solid tumors, leukemia, stem cell transplant, intensive care).

All first-year fellows rotate for 12 months through Quentin Mease Health Center, staffed by ID experts who specialize in HIV care and clinical research. This clinic is also one of the National Institutes of Health’s AIDS Clinical Trials Group (NIH ACTG) sites for clinical research on HIV and the principal investigator is one of our UT’s faculty members.

During the second year, 3 to 6-month blocks of continuity clinic are assigned, when possible, according to the fellow’s preference (more HIV, more HCV, general ID, cancer ID, transplant ID).