Training Facilities

University Hospital University Hospital – University Hospital's Level I trauma center serves a 22-county region of South Texas – an area of almost 27,000 square miles – providing comprehensive care to many of the most critically ill and injured patients from Bexar County, South Texas and beyond. University Hospital is the major teaching hospital of the University of Texas Health Science Center.


University Hospital multi-million dollar expansion – In January 2011, groundbreaking ceremonies were held for a new $778 million trauma tower and Emergency Department.


The Emergency Department – The Emergency Department serves more than 70,000 patients annually, and more than 25 percent are admitted to the hospital. University Hospital is a designated trauma, stroke, PCI, pediatric burn and therapeutic cooling center for the region. All faculty members who work in the Emergency Department are ABEM Board Certified and EM residency trained academic Emergency Physicians. The Emergency Department offers a full range of emergency services, including resuscitation and stabilization of the critically ill or injured patient utilizing advanced resuscitation and airway management techniques. These services are provided with the full support of advanced technology such as rapid computerized tomography (CT), MRI, Ultrasound, angiography, and dedicated emergency laboratory and radiology services 24 hours a day. The Emergency Department is a county hospital, university hospital and regional referral center.

Methodist Hospital Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children's Hospital – South Texas Medical Center Opened in 1963, Methodist Hospital is a large acute care, regional referral center and is the pioneer flagship hospital of the South Texas Medical Center. It is San Antonio's largest private hospital. There are multiple critical care units at Methodist: surgical intensive care, pediatric intensive care, medical intensive care and neurological intensive care as well as a highly-specialized bone marrow transplant unit. There are also intermediate critical care units for those patients requiring less intensive nursing attention. Residents will perform rotations in the Emergency Department to gain private practice community practice experiences.






University Hospital Children’s Hospital of San Antonio – The Children’s Hospital opened in 1959 as the region’s first hospital solely dedicated to the care of children. Early advances in medicine at the Children’s Hospital include a dedicated children’s dental clinic, a three-story surgical tower, and a specialized medical unit for orthopedic patients. On April 20, 2012 CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System announced board approval from CHRISTUS Health to transform its downtown campus to the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, the city’s world-class freestanding children’s hospital. The $135 million, 800,000 square-foot project expansion and renovation of the current campus is located in the heart of downtown.    


University Hospital North Central Baptist Hospital – Nortal Central is a community hospital in the Stone Oak neighborhood of San Antonio. Residents will spend 2 months to gain additional community experience.

Updated: 12/21/2017
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