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Teaching Hospitals & Clinics
The University of Virginia Health Sciences Center is located in Charlottesville, Virginia (see directions).
The University of Virginia Hospital opened in 1901 as a 25-bed facility (see UVA Infirmary. It now serves as one of the major acute-care referral institutions in Central and Western Virginia. About 28,000 people are admitted to the hospital each year, with about 350,000 emergency and outpatient visits.
To get to the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, The new University Hospital East opened in March 1989. The eight-story facility has 552 beds and 61 infant bassinets, including a burn unit, a renal unit, a clinical research center, and seven separate intensive care units for the various specialties. The lower floors of the building are primarily for diagnostic areas, the operating suite, and ancillary support and public services. Acute care beds for adult medical/surgical/psychiatric patients, women, and children are housed in the top six floors.
University Hospital West
University Hospital West contains most of the out-patient clinics for the surgical subspecialties such as ophthalmology, otolaryngology, neurosurgery, and plastics, as well as radiation oncology, and neurology. The rest of the hospital contains additional office, research, and teaching space.
The Primary Care Center
The Primary Care Center, a component of the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, opened in January 1980 for use as an ambulatory care center providing patient care in the primary care services of general internal medicine, general pediatrics, and family practice. The Center provides ambulatory care for patients utilizing the services of the Departments of Dermatology, Dentistry, Family Medicine, and Obstetrics and Gynecology. Support services for the clinics are provided by radiology, clinical laboratories, pharmacology, social work, medical records and nutritional services.
The Kluge Children's Rehabilitation Center
The Kluge Children's Rehabilitation Center, located on Route 250, West of the Health Sciences Center, is a pediatric/orthopedic special care unit, providing hospital care and innovative programs for "special" children using an interdisciplinary approach. Treatment of chronic diseases and handicapping conditions, many of which may be congenital, are provided for in-patients and out-patients using a variety of multi-disciplinary clinics.
The Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center
On April 4, 2011, the five-story, 150,000-square-foot Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center opened its doors to patients, providing state-of-the-art therapies and comprehensive cancer care to patients and their families — all under one roof.
Western State Hospital
Western State Hospital, is a state psychiatric institute in Staunton, Virginia staffed by University of Virginia attendings and residents. This facility takes care of both chronic and acute patients from throughout the state.
Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center with approximately 750 beds, has a full-time teaching faculty of 35 and approximately 18 clerks on a year-round basis in Surgery, and Psychiatry and offers electives in many specialties.
INOVA- Fairfax Hospital will provide clerkships for students in Pediatrics.
Bon Secours based in Richmond will provide clerkships for students in obstetrics/gynecology and pediatrics.
The affiliated hospitals provide housing and