Infectious Disease Fellowship

Our program boasts a 100 percent American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) pass rate since 2014.

The Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine - Scott & White Infectious Disease Fellowship is a two-year program that is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Our goal is to train fellows to gain confident knowledge in managing HIV/AIDS and other complex infectious disease-related illnesses and to provide excellent care of all infectious-related issues in individuals and in the public health sector.

We accept two fellows per year.


Our program’s goal is to train fellows to become confident in management of HIV/AIDS and other complex infectious disease-related illnesses and provide excellent care for all infectious related issues from individual patient care to public health.

In addition to traditional didactics, our program collaborates with various teams and organizations to provide a well-rounded experience:

  • Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (clinical fellowship training)
  • Baylor Scott & White infection control
  • Post-operative service team
  • Hand hygiene team
  • Blood-borne pathogen exposure team
  • Carbapenem resistant enterobacteriaceae team
  • Baylor Scott & White antibiotic streamlining
  • Baylor Scott & White antibiotic stewardship
  • Baylor Scott & White infusion pharmacy
  • Central Texas Support Services (Local non-profit organization for HIV positive patients)
  • Outreach activities, such as World AIDS Day Outreach and coordination of clinical care with:
    • Darnall Army Community Hospital
    • Central Texas College
    • Department of State Health Services
    • Bell County Health Department

Year 1

The first year of fellowship consists of 12 one-month rotations. The first four months are a dedicated microbiology laboratory rotation, in order to accommodate preparation for Internal Medicine board examination. There are eight months of inpatient clinical rotation divided between Baylor Scott & White Health and Central Texas Veterans Health Care. The remaining three months are split between research and outpatient rotations.

Fellows have one half-day per week dedicated to their continuity clinic. This is the case for the entire two-year training period, except for away rotations.

Year 2

The second year of training consists of 12, one-month rotations. Four months are dedicated to inpatient care again divided between Baylor Scott & White and Central Texas Veterans Healthcare. There is a one-month rotation at MD Anderson for bone marrow transplant experience. The seven remaining months are determined by the fellows' interests.

Clinical outpatient rotations include:

  • Hepatitis C
  • General outpatient infectious disease
  • Outpatient antibiotic therapy clinic
  • Travel medicine
  • County STD clinic
  • Infection control

Fellows continue their one half-day per week continuity clinic during the second year.


We have a variety of conferences conducted at noon. The two primary conferences are the weekly case management conference and core Didactic conference.

The other conferences include:

  • Journal club
  • Research
  • Morbidity and mortality
  • Fellowship meetings
  • Inter-city conference

Fellows are expected to present at the weekly case management conference as well as the monthly journal club and M&M conference. They also attend the weekly ID core conference and medicine grand rounds.

Topics for core conference are distributed between the staff and fellows and are infectious disease board and clinically relevant.

All fellows are required to participate in a meaningful clinical research activity. Areas of active interest include:

  • Orthopedic-device related infections
  • Hepatitis C
  • Complex negative staphylococcal infection
  • Disseminated fungal infection

Ample time and faculty supervision are provided for clinical research activities. Baylor Scott & White Research Institute also provides support for individuals interested in developing original research projects.

  • Train at one of U.S. News & World Report's top hospitals in Texas

    Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple is a 640-bed teaching and research hospital with a Level I trauma center.

How to Apply

We use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to electronically accept fellowship applications, letters of recommendations, dean’s letters, transcripts and other credentials directly from your medical school.

Deadline for applications is August 15.

Application Requirements

Applicants must have completed a three-year ACGME-accredited residency program in internal medicine and be eligible for certification in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) prior to beginning fellowship training.

Learn more about Baylor Scott & White's housestaff appointment eligibility, including guidelines for international medical graduates.

Contact Us

Janet Chlapek
Phone: 254.724.7633
Fax: 254.724.9280

Infectious Disease Fellowship
Baylor Scott & White Health
2401 S. 31st St.
Temple, TX 76508

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Compensation and Benefits

In addition to competitive stipends, we offer our fellows a full menu of employee benefits. We help offset the cost of many of these benefits; others are options you can choose to pay for yourself.

Life in Temple

Temple uniquely offers a combination of access to big-city conveniences while maintaining a small-town atmosphere. Temple has also been ranked among the Top 20 Fastest Growing Cities in Texas and one of America's most affordable places of 2015.

Why Baylor Scott & White

As the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States, Baylor Scott & White Health includes 48 hospitals, more than 900 patient care sites, more than 6,000 active physicians and more than 40,000 employees.

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