University Hospital

University Hospital

UAB Hospital is the centerpiece of the UAB Health System. It is located in Birmingham’s Medical District. Situated among major research centers and clinics, UAB Hospital, a 1,157 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’s faculty and staff are committed to providing world-class care for a diverse population of patients throughout Alabama and the surrounding states.

While at UAB Hospital, Med-Peds residents are members of general internal medicine teams, medical and cardiac intensive care units, and inpatient or consult subspecialty services. Regarding resident education, in addition to daily morning reports and noon conferences, each rotation has developed a curriculum to complement patient care. Each service has a single, full-time attending physician who are always available to advise and assist with resident-driven patient care. With each subsequent year, residents are entrusted with more autonomy regarding patient care, coordination of work rounds, and education of medical students and interns.

UAB Hospital is also home to the Regional Neonatal ICU (RNICU) where Med-Peds residents complete their neonatal ICU requirements.. The RNICU is the only Level IV NICU in Alabama. The RNICU and Continuing Care Nursery (step-down unit) comprises 120 beds and two floors. The UAB Hospital uses Cerner for documentation.

Children's of Alabama

Children's of Alabama

Children’s of Alabama is a free-standing, private, not-for-profit children’s hospital located in Birmingham’s Medical District. With over 380 beds including 24 PICU beds, 20 CVICU beds, 26 step down ICU beds and 48 NICU beds, it is one of the ten busiest pediatric hospitals in the nation. Numerous subspecialties are consistently ranked in the U.S. News and World Report. Children’s of Alabama offers comprehensive, multidisciplinary care by pairing with pediatricians in over a dozen medical offices across central Alabama. In 2018, Children’s of Alabama provided care for children from every county in Alabama, 42 other states, and 7 other countries.

While at Children’s of Alabama, Med-Peds residents are members of general pediatric teams, the pediatric intensive care unit, and subspecialty services. Regarding resident education, in addition to daily morning reports and noon conferences, each rotation has developed a curriculum to complement patient care. Each service has a single, full-time attending physician who are always available to advise and assist with resident-driven patient care. With each subsequent year, residents are entrusted with more autonomy regarding patient care, coordination of work rounds, and education of medical students and interns. Children’s of Alabama uses Allscripts for documentation.

Veteran's Administration Hospital

The Birmingham Veteran's Administration Medical Center (BVAMC) is a 313-bed, acute care, tertiary facility located in Birmingham’s Medical District serving veterans from across the state as well as veterans from neighboring states. Most staff physicians have joint appointments with the VA and its primary affiliation, UAB Hospital.

While at BVAMC, Med-Peds residents will spend time on the general medicine wards and Medical ICU/Cardiac Care Unit. Additionally, Med-Peds residents will also rotate through the outpatient acute care clinic (MOD) serving veterans from all VA primary care clinics in the greater Birmingham area. Occasionally, while rotating on internal medicine subspecialty consult services, Med-Peds residents will have subspecialty clinic or consults at the BVAMC to complement the time primarily spent at UAB Hospital. The VA Hospital uses CPRS for documentation.

Whitaker Clinic

Whitaker Clinic

The Whitaker Clinic of UAB Hospital opened in the summer 2017 as an extension for the Kirklin Clinic and can be found in Birmingham’s Medical District. The Whitaker Clinic serves as the home of the Internal Medicine resident continuity clinic (Internal Medicine-IV). Med-Peds residents see patients alongside their categorical Internal Medicine co-residents. Resident-driven primary care is supervised by both Internal Medicine and Med-Peds faculty. Laboratory/x-ray capabilities are available on-site.

Pediatric Primary Care Clinic

Pediatric Primary Care Clinic

The UAB Pediatrics Primary Care Clinic (PCC) is the general pediatrics clinic staffed by both categorical residents and Med Peds residents. This clinic is in Children’s Park Place which is attached to Children’s of Alabama by sky bridge. Patients range from birth to approximately 20 years old. In addition to well-child check-ups, the clinic also accommodates acute sick visits during walk-in hours. Both Pediatric and Med-Peds faculty supervise resident-driven primary care in PCC.

The Med-Peds Faculty Practice

The Med-Peds Faculty Practice

UAB has two distinct Med-Peds Faculty practices located in Leeds and Gardendale, Alabama. These practices are each staffed by four Med-Peds physicians who care for children and adults of all ages in addition to nurse practioners, RNs, and medical assistants. Both clinics also have subspecialty suites with access to subspecialists including endocrine, nephrology, orthopedics, OB-GYN and neurology for improved patient access. The practices provide general medical and pediatric care with the ability to perform simple procedures, imaging and labs on-site. 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.

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