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Fellowship Description

The infectious diseases fellowship at Texas Tech is designed to foster a lifelong interest in infectious diseases. The curriculum emphasizes the clinical aspects of infectious disease problems encountered in the outpatient and inpatient arena. Texas Tech has a strong program in medical oncology and also has transplant services.  As a result there are infections seen which are unique to the immune-compromised host.  West Texas is also in the endemic area for Coccidioidomycosis. The ID division partners with the Center for Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases which is administered by Dr. Afzal Siddiqui, PhD, a faculty member in the Internal Medicine Department and the Head of Internal Medicine Research.  Dr. Siddiqui has been developing a vaccine against schistosomiasis.  Matthew Grisham heads the Microbiology and Immunology Department;  his interests revolve around GI inflammation; there is a close interaction among staff in clinical ID and the basic sciences Department. The usual pathogenic infections are seen and there is a multidisciplinary clinic for HIV/AIDS involving the input of the city CHAMPS office with the assistance of the Ryan White Foundation. Sexually transmitted infections are diagnosed and treated at the City Health Department with a liaison with the TTUHSC infectious diseases staff. Infectious diseases trainees, as part of the training curriculum, attend the course in tuberculosis administered by the National Jewish hospital in Denver.  Additional training exposures in tropical medicine are options.  Infectious diseases fellows are expected to pursue a research project with the ultimate goal of presenting and publishing their findings. The ultimate goal is to achieve subspecialty certification and recognition by the ABIM in Infectious Diseases.   Understanding Infection control is a particularly emphasized issue of the training program.  Further, antimicrobial stewardship cannot be underestimated .  An infectious disease pharmacist, part of antimicrobial stewardship, accompanies the team on hospital rounds.

 

Application Information

Applications are processed through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). We participate in the NRMP Match and will accept applications for the fellowship from July 15 to September 30 of each year. Applications will be reviewed and applicants will be contacted to schedule interviews. 
Inquires concerning the Infectious Disease fellowship can be directed to the fellowship coordinator. Contact information can be found below.

 

Didactics

  • Clinical Process Improvement Case-based conference that focuses on quality improvement based on principles of medical decision making.
  • Board Review Strategies  Emphasis is on board testing techniques and review of multiple choice questions 
  • Grand Rounds These are conducted by the Department of Medicine and other institutional faculty as well as visiting professors. Topics include advances in basic and clinical knowledge in many fields on Internal Medicine.
  • House Staff Meeting Monthly meeting of all TTUHSC fellows sponsored by the office of GME. This meeting serves to update house staff on important institutional issues. Elected officers of the house staff serve as liaisons on many institutional committees.
  • Journal Club Fellows discuss selected articles. Emphasis is on commentary and critical appraisal of the literature.
  • Scholarly Activity Each fellows presents their progress in on going research.

  Contact Information

Marivel Gutierrez
Coordinator

Infectious Disease Fellowship Program

Phone: 806-743-6493| Fax: 806-743-3148
marivel.gutierrez@ttuhsc.edu

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