|Tucson Medical Center (TMC)
Tucson Medical Center is the largest hospital in Southern Arizona and is located in the northeast section of Tucson. Named one of the "Top 100 Teaching Hospitals" in the nation in 1995 by the Health Care Information Association, TMC serves as a busy community hospital, and as both a medical and surgical tertiary referral center for Southern Arizona and parts of northern Mexico. Tucson Medical Center is also associated with the Colleges of Medicine and Nursing at the University of Arizona. A group of full-time inpatient physicians staff many of the patients on the medicine teaching service, with the remainder admitted by community physicians with a demonstrated commitment to community-based medical education. There are separate Intensive Care, Coronary Care, Pediatric Intensive Care and Neonatal Intensive Care units, in addition to a large Ambulatory Surgery Center. There is ample auditorium and conference space available for the many educational functions conducted at this hospital. The library is staffed by full-time librarians, and is well stocked with texts and journals. Access to major medical education networks is available for use by housestaff in medical literature searches and other academic activities.
University Medical Center
University Medical Center is the major teaching hospital for the University of Arizona College of Medicine and, in conjunction with the Health Sciences Center, is an excellent site for graduate, undergraduate, and continuing medical education programs and research. The College of Medicine Library is available to our residents at all times. University Medical Center is a major teaching facility for the University of Arizona programs, including the University of Arizona-Tucson Hospitals Internal Medicine Residency Program and the University of Arizona-Tucson Hospitals General Surgery Residency Program. THMEP Transitional Residents also may choose to pursue their subsequent residency training at this institution.
Southern Arizona Veterans Medical Center (SAVAMC)
The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) located in Tucson AZ serves over 170,000 Veterans located in eight counties in Southern Arizona and one county in Western New Mexico. SAVAHCS is a 285-bed hospital providing primary care and sub-specialty health care in numerous medical areas for eligible Veterans. SAVAHCS also provides our Veterans with quality care at our seven Community Based Outpatient Clinics located at Safford, Casa Grande, Sierra Vista, Yuma, Green Valley, Northwest and Southeast Tucson.