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The University of Virginia Health Sciences Center

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. 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.

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.

The UVA Health System has a far-reaching impact on the communities it serves. In 2013, the Medical Center admitted 28,802 inpatients and handled 795,423 outpatient visits, 60,810 emergency visits, 19,512 surgical cases and 1,572 live births.

The Health System employs 767 faculty members, 2,150 professional nurses and 6,556 full-time employees.

For more information on programs and services available at the University of Virginia Medical Center, call (434) 924-DOCS or toll free (800) 251-3627.

To find clinic locations see: http://uvahealth.com/directions-locations/


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 Battle Building at UVa Children's Hospital

For more information, visit the website: uvahealth.com/battlebuilding


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.


Affiliated Hospitals

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 meals for students.


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