University Hospital, a 604-bed facility, serves the Bexar County population and referred private patients of the Health Science Center faculty. All surgical staff are full-time UT Health Science Center at San Antonio faculty. A Level I trauma center, the hospital provides state-of-the-art health care and spans the range of medical, surgical, obstetrical, and pediatric specialties. Critical care facilities include several specialized intensive care units, including the largest neonatal ICU and a cardiac catheterization laboratory with full intervention and electrophysiology capabilities. Other specialized facilities include a comprehensive endoscopy center for bronchoscopy and gastrointestinal procedures including ERCP, esophageal studies, and advanced non-invasive cardiac imaging. Radiology resources include CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, and interventional facilities. University Hospital is an active center for bone marrow and solid organ transplantation. The Reeves Rehabilitation Center, a comprehensive rehabilitation unit, specializes in the treatment of patients recovering from various neurologic, cardiac, and pulmonary disorders. Visit University Hospital at http://www.universityhealthsystem.com.
Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center
Wilford Hall Medical Center (WHMC) is a worldwide referral center for the Air Force and the largest Air Force medical treatment facility (220-bed capacity). WHMC boasts a fully equipped clinical investigation laboratory with full animal research capability under the direction of the Clinical Investigation Directorate. WHMC has a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Level III Neonatal ICU, and a Bone Marrow Transplant Unit. The hospital has 37 adult ICU and 10 pediatric ICU beds and the capacity for the entire range of surgical procedures, including open heart surgery and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). WHMC is also academically affiliated with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), Bethesda, Maryland. Visit WHMC at http://www.whmc.af.mil.
South Texas Veterans' Health System - Audie L. Murphy Division
Located across the street from University Hospital, Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital (VA) provides rotations in General Surgery, Peripheral Vascular Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Otorhinolaryngology, Neurosurgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Urology, and Endoscopy. All staff physicians are full-time UT Health Science Center at San Antonio faculty. Approximately 3,600 elective surgical procedures are performed yearly at the VA. Although a small number of surgical procedures are performed after hours, all trauma patients are referred and treated at University Hospital. All patients are seen pre- and postoperatively in contiguous outpatient facilities. The VA facility provides a patient population with complex medical and surgical disease processes, although there are ample patients with more common surgical problems such as inguinal hernia. Visit the VA at http://www.south-texas.med.va.gov.
Christus Santa Rosa Health Care
At CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital, residents are exposed to the breadth of pediatric surgery. CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children's Hospital (CSRCH) is the leading children's hospital in all of South Texas. Serving a 90-county area, CSRCH is the only not-for-profit, Catholic-based hospital in the region. It is one of only a few children's hospitals in Texas and the first hospital in the region entirely dedicated to the care of children. CSRCH is the only academic children's hospital in San Antonio, partnering with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio while collaborating with private pediatricians to provide comprehensive pediatric services at one location. From neonatal intensive care to children's emergency services, titanium rib implants, a heart program especially designed for children, respite care, and a specialized asthma program, CSRCH continues to provide quality, innovative care specifically designed to meet the unique needs of children since 1959.
Visit Christus Santa Rosa Children's Hospital at http://www.christussantarosa.org/childrens/index.htm.
Brooke Army Medical Center
Located on historic Fort Sam Houston, the Institute of Surgical Research operates the Department of Defense’s only Burn Unit at Brooke Army Medical Center, a short drive from UT Health Science Center at San Antonio. Serving the civilian population of South Texas, the Institute admits over 300 severely burned patients of all ages annually and provides experience in burn care to surgery, plastic surgery, and critical care residents and fellows. Resident responsibilities focus on the intensive care unit and the operating room. Visit Brooke Army Medical Center at http://www.gprmc.amedd.army.mil/.