Tucson Medical Center (TMC), licensed at 629 beds, is the largest hospital in Southern Arizona and has been Tucson’s locally governed nonprofit regional hospital for more than 65 years. A major academic affiliate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine and other state and national medical institutions. TMC serves as a site for undergraduate and graduate medical education for all THMEP programs and for a number of other affiliated university residencies. TMC is both a busy community hospital and an important referral center for the care of patients from rural Southern Arizona and parts of western New Mexico and northern Mexico. Full-time inpatient physicians staff many of the patients on the academic teaching services, along with select community faculty with demonstrated commitment to and competence in community-based medical education. In addition to general and specialty medical, surgical, pediatric, orthopaedic, neurologic and women’s services, there are separate Adult Critical Care, Pediatric Intensive Care and Neonatal Intensive Care units and a large Ambulatory Surgery Center. There is ample auditorium and conference space available for the many educational functions regularly conducted, along with teleconference capacity. The medical library is staffed by full-time librarians, and access is available throughout the hospital to major medical educational databases and networks, including UpToDate and others.
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