Graduate Medical Education

Affiliated Facilities

University Hospital

University HospitalUniversity 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 USAF Medical CenterWilford 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

South Texas Veterans' Health System - Audie L. Murphy DivisionLocated 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.

Brooke Army Medical Center

Brooke Army Medical CenterLocated 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.