Hospitals and Facilities
The Training Programs in Internal Medicine take advantage of 4 major teaching hospitals. This provides outstanding opportunities to participate in the care of a diverse patient population.
Regional Medical Center
The Regional Medical Center (MED) provides unique opportunities for management of public patients. Total beds are approximately 330. The hospital houses the trauma center, burn center, and newborn center. Staffing is by university faculty. Estimated emergency room visits are about 30,000 per year. Visit the website of the Med's ambulatory center at The Medplex.
Methodist University Hospital
The Methodist University Hospital is a 696 bed hospital located only two blocks from the MED and VA. It is the flagship hospital for Methodist Healthcare, Inc., an integrated delivery network that includes 7 hospitals in the Mid-South, as well as rural clinics, minor medical centers, and home health care. Methodist University Hospital will provide real-world experiences of managing medical problems in an efficient and effective institution. Unique features include hospitalist ward teams and a transplant center.
The Veterans Affairs Medical Center
The Memphis VAMC is committed to providing its veterans with the most up to date medical care. The 293 bed facility houses state-of-the-art heart catherization suites, ICU, and dialysis units. The VA has also positioned itself as a leader and advocate in the field of medical informatics. A patient's medical information can be accessed from any computer terminal. This includes progress notes, discharge summaries, x-rays, CT scans and EKGs. The Memphis VA is a center of excellence for cardiology and nephrology. The VA is also the principle site where residents learn geriatric medicine. In addition, many of the VA faculty are actively engaged in clinical and basic research.
LeBonheur Children's Hospital
LeBonheur Hospital serves as a major training site for residents in the Medicine/Pediatrics program. This 225 bed facility is the primary teaching hospital of the UT Department of Pediatrics. LeBonheur is the regions only children's hospital and patients with a wide array of problems and complex chronic diseases are routinely seen.
Baptist Memorial Hospital
Baptist Memorial is a 906-bed, full-service private hospital features two new hospitals within a hospital - the Baptist Heart Institute and the Midsouth Hospital for Women. A variety of subspecialty and ambulatory electives are available taught by volunteer faculty, many of whom have received teaching awards.