Fellows see inpatient consults at two tertiary care hospitals (Jennie Sealy Hospital and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Hospital) on the main UTMB campus in Galveston. As a major referral center located in an expanding metropolitan region, our
patient population is highly diverse and draws from across Texas. A dedicated transplant service offers a focused educational experience in solid organ transplant ID. Also located on the Galveston campus are a world-renowned burn center and a federally
funded biocontainment unit for patients infected with high-containment and highly lethal pathogens. Most consult rotations occur during the first year which allows for a more focused scholarly experience during the subsequent year(s). Also, UTMB ID
fellows gain extensive experience working with internal medicine residents, medical students, physician assistants, and microbiology trainees at one of the largest medical schools in the United States. This permits our trainees to refine their teaching
skills, leadership aptitude, and explore opportunities for collaboration across disciplines.
Fellows also spend some time rotating on general ID consults in a community suburban setting at the UTMB League City Campus (LCC) located halfway between Galveston and Houston. At LCC, fellows work in a more one-on-one format with the faculty physician.
We feel that this is a unique and valuable experience, particularly for fellows interested in a private practice career.
Specialty-trained ID pharmacists are embedded into all of the inpatient services and offer our fellows an additional
wealth of knowledge and assistance with antimicrobial management.
Outpatient clinic experience
General ID, HIV, and travel clinics offer a well-rounded outpatient experience. Fellows are also active in the management of hepatitis C infection. Each fellow is paired with 1-2 faculty preceptors for their continuity clinic, which is held one half-day
each week throughout training. The clinic is located on the Galveston campus directly attached to the main hospital complex. We feel that this longitudinal preceptorship offers a great learning environment and facilitates additional opportunities
for focused mentorship, teaching, and feedback.