UAB Hospital is the centerpiece of the UAB Health System. It is located in the medical district of Birmingham on the University of Alabama at Birmingham campus. Situated among major research centers and clinics, UAB Hospital, a 1046 bed facility, provides patients with a complete range of primary and specialty care services, as well as the most up-to-date treatments and innovations in health care. UAB Hospital is a major center for clinical research and the home of some of the top medical programs in America. UAB Hospital’s faculty and staff are committed to providing world-class care for patients throughout Alabama and the world.
UH serves as the primary site for inpatient medicine rotations. All medical and surgical subspecialties are available with outstanding ancillary services and nursing care. Case managers and dedicated pharmacists are "the norm" for UH teaching services.
Residents work with faculty on dedicated teaching services in general medicine and subspecialties. Residents participate in all levels of care, including the "closed" intensive care units. Med-peds residents rotate thru all the same services as their categorical counterparts.
In addition to the common problems seen at any hospital, UH regularly provides care for patients suffering from unusual illnesses or diseases.
Daily morning reports and lectures occur in several environments each suited to the rotation involved and facilitated by our faculty educators.
Children's of Alabama
Children's of Alabama is the 10th busiest pediatric medical center in the United States. Located in the Birmingham Medical District, Children's is one of only about 45 freestanding acute care hospitals of its kind in the nation and the only hospital in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children. It is licensed for 275 beds currently.
Ever-expanding, Children's has just completed an expansion facility which will further enhance our ability to provide comprehensive family-centered care.
Children's and the Department of Pediatrics direct specialty centers and services for the treatment of cancer, diabetes, sleep disorders, cystic fibrosis, immunodeficiencies, sickle cell, ECMO, epilepsy, kidney diseases and more. These centers are recognized throughout the United States.
Residents have the opportunity to participate in all arenas of care. The hospital has outstanding ancillary services with social workers, nutritionists, case managers and pharmacists dedicated to each team. Pediatric radiologists, pathologists, physical therapists and others are always available.
Morning report occurs daily with faculty, residents, interns and students. Cases are freely discussed with radiology and wireless data available on every patient.
The Med-Peds Faculty Practice
In August of 2000, the UAB Health System and Children's opened a new faculty Med-Peds practice in the town of Moody.
Located approximately 30 minutes due east of Birmingham, Moody is experiencing substantial change and growth.
The practice provides general medical and pediatric care with the ability to perform simple procedures, x-rays and labs on-site. The office is staffed by three full-time Med-Peds faculty with RNs, LPNs, and other assistants.
Med-Peds residents have the opportunity to work one-on-one with faculty at the practice up to one month per year of training. While at the practice, specific outpatient medicine teaching goals and tasks are established—including a reading list of common ambulatory topics and questions.
Birmingham Veteran's Hospital
The Birmingham Veteran's Administration Medical Center (VA) is a 313 bed acute care facility with a state-of-the-art computer system. Residents care for medical patients admitted to general ward services with consults as needed. There is a separate, "closed" ICU and CCU.
Med-Peds residents also rotate though the outpatient acute care system during their third year of training (known as MOD). As one might imagine, a substantial number of patients have coronary artery disease, COPD, newly diagnosed cancers and other common internal medicine problems.
Morning report occurs on a daily basis with varying styles and formats. As always, all residents attend their choice of noon conference regardless of hospital rotation.
Other UAB Facilities
Other UAB Facilities
The Kirklin Clinic is a premier outpatient facility housing faculty practices in nearly every specialty and subspecialty. The Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital is a separate ophthalmologic hospital complete with an emergency room, surgical suites and clinic practices. The Kirklin Clinic at Acton Road and Children's South provide satellite outpatient services to Birmingham's expanding population around I-459 while UAB West serves the western metropolitan area. Spain Rehabilitation Hospital located adjacent to UH supports the PM & R residency with outstanding inpatient and outpatient services