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Medic's Guide to Work and Electives Around the World - Electives, hospitals, medical schools, medicine, nursing, travel, work,  NGOs, voluntary work, UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Mark Wilson
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Tel Code: +1

A few notes:


Many students going to America only fill in the visitor’s waiver on the plane that lets you stay there as a tourist for three months. Be very careful if thinking of doing this. The official line from the US Embassy is that you need a J1 visa (currently costing £30). There are a couple of reasons why it is a good idea to get a visa. Some institutions (especially large research places such as NASA) need to see the visa to give you a security pass. No visa will therefore ruin any elective plans. Another reason is if you get caught, you’ll jeopardize your chances of ever being allowed to work there. For detailed information contact the United States Embassy (see Section 3:The Appendix). The Visa Information line in the UK is: 0891 200290 (50p/min to listen to it reeled off as slowly as possible) or 0991 500590 (a criminal £1.50/minute to speak to someone). They don’t make life any easier if you try to visit them. You’ll need an appointment (take everything with you, letters from the hospital etc.). For all these reasons think about getting a visa early.

Note: Do try the medical school in the first instance as this makes it official and they can help with accommodation. There is one medical school that actually gives you a grant if you do an elective with them ....


If wanting to work in America, then main problem is not getting in, but getting exams done to obtain licensure. The following are needed before you apply for a work permit:

c  You must pass the United States Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLE www.usmle.org)  (three steps, see below).
c  Pass an English Language Proficiency test
c  Pass a Clinical Skills Assessment
c  You need all the appropriate documents from your country stating that you can practise medicine unrestricted
c  The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) will also need to confirm your medical credentials with your medical school

The USMLE itself does not give licensure, but the results are given to the appropriate state medical board who can then grant such licenses. Step one concerns basic biomedical science with emphasis on principles and mechanisms of health, disease and modes of therapy. Step two assesses the application of your medical knowledge to clinical science, including health promotion and disease prevention. Step three assesses how you combine your knowledge of biomedical science and clinical medicine to unsupervised patient care. All steps should be completed within seven years. A number of medical students are now doing the USMLE exams whilst doing their undergraduate course (steps one and two can be done before qualification). This has the obvious advantage that it’s all fresh in your mind. If you didn’t do them don’t panic. There are excellent revision courses available specifically for them. A good time to consider doing them is after MRCP/MRCS, but you will also need to revise preclinical medicine and all the specialities, including paeds, psychiatry etc. For detailed information contact: the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA Tel: 215 386 5900 or visit www.usmle.org or www.ecfmg.org

Contact the Embassy for information regarding work permits, but by far the biggest hurdle is getting licensed. This licensing makes short-term work opportunities near impossible, although there are plenty of research opportunities since no licence is needed for this.

Nurses have to have passed the state licensing exam (the Nataional Council of State Boards of Nrsing Licensure Examinations (NCLEX) but before you can do this you will have to sit the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) exam. This CGFNS exam is required before you can get a n H1-A Nurses visa.

Professional Organisations:


American Medical Association: 515 North State Street, Chicago, Illinois 60610 Tel: 312 464 4677 Fax: 312 464 4567 www.ama-assn.org
Federation of State Medical Boards: Federation Place, 400 Fuller Wiser Road, Suite 300, Euless, TX 76039-3855 Tel: 817 868 4000 fax: 817 868 4098 www.fsmb.org
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG): 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 2685 tel: 215 386 5900 Fax: 215 387 9963


American Nurses Association Inc: 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Suite 100 West, Washington DC 20024 Tel: 202 651 7134 Fax: 202 651 7001 www.ana.org
American Association of Colleges of Nursing: One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530 Washington DC20036 Tel: 202 463 6930 Fax: 202 785 8320 www.aacn.nche.edu
Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS): 3600 Market Street, Suite 400, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-2651 Tel: 215 349 8767 Fax: 215 222 8454 www.cgfns.org
National Council of Sate Boards of Nursing: 676 N St Clair Street, Suite 550, Chicago, Illinois 60611-2921 Tel: 312 787 6555 www.ncsbn.org


American Dental Association: 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago IL 60611 Tel: 312 440 2500 Fax: 312 440 2800 www.ada.org


American Physical Therapy Association: 111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314 tel: 703 684 2782 fax: 703 684 7343 www.apta.org
Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy: 509 Wythe Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 Tel: 703 299 3100 Fax: 703 229 3110 www.fsbpt.org

Occupational Therapists:

American Occupational Therapy Association Inc: 4720 Montgomery Lane, PO Box 31220, Bethesda, Maryland 20824-1220 Tel: 301 652 2682 Fax: 301 652 7711 www.aota.org
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy: 800 S Frederick Avenue, Suite 200, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877-4150 Tel: 301 990 7979 Fax: 301 869 8492

Medical Specialities:

Family Practitioners: American Academy of Family Physicians, 11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway Leawood, KS 66211-2672 Tel: 800-274-2237 www.aafp.orgb
Physicians: American College of Physicians: 190 N Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1572 Tel: 800-523-1546 www.acponline.org 
Obstetrics and Gynaecology: American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists:
409 12th St., S.W., PO Box 96920 Washington, D.C. 20090-6920 www.acog.org
Radiology: American College of Radiologisy: 1891 Preston White Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091 Tel: 703 648 8900 www.acr.org
Surgeons: American College of Surgeons: 633 North Saint Clair Street, Chicago, IL 60611-3211 Tel: 312 202 5000 Fax: 312 202 5001 www.facs.org


University of Alabama School of Medicine, 1530 3rd Avenue South, 306 Medical Education Building, Birmingham, AL 35294-3293 Tel: +1 205 934 1111, Fax: +1 205 934 0333 www.uab.edu/uasom 

University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Mobile, Alabama 36688-0002, USA Tel: (334) 460 7176 Fax: 460 6278 http://southmed.usouthal.edu This is the largest site of the university and has a level one trauma centre. Other associated institutions are the USA Springhill Campus, Cancer Centre, Health Services building, the Searcy Hospital, Knollwood and USA children’s and women’s hospitals.


University of Arizona College of Medicine, 1501N Campbell Ave, PO Box 245018, Tuscon, Arizona 85724-5018, USA Tel: (520) 626 7383 Fax: 626 4884 www.medicine.arizona.edu


St Joseph’s Hospital Trauma Unit, West Thomas Road, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, 13400 East Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale, Arizona 85259 USA Tel: 1 602 301 4338 Fax: 1 602 301 8323.


University of Arkansas College of Medicine, 4301 West Markham Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205-7199, USA Tel: (501) 686 5354 Fax: 686 5873 www.uams.edu. The college comprises the University Hospital (350 beds, state of the art ICU and ITU) and State hospitals, a Cancer Research Centre, the Harvey and Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Donald Reynolds Centre on Ageing, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Centre and Arkansas Rehabilitation and Radiation Therapy Institutes.


University of California School of Medicine, One Shields Avenue, Davis, California 95616–8661, USA Tel: (530) 752 2717 Fax: (520) 752 2376 www.med.ucdavis.edu  It mainly uses the 455-bed UC Davis Medical Centre (with level one trauma department) but has connections with the Shriners Hospital for Children and the Ellison Ambulatory Care Centre.

University of California, Irvine College of Medicine, Medical Education Building, Irvine, California 92697–4089, USA Tel: (949) 824 5388 Fax: 824 2485 www.com.uci.edu

University of California,Los Angeles School of Medicine, Box 957035, Los Angeles, California 90095–7035, USA Tel: +1 310 825 6373, Fax: +1 310 206 5046 www.medsch.ucla.edu UCLA is associated with: the University Medical Centre (600 beds), UCLA Ambulatory Medical Plaza, Mater Children’s Hospital (120 beds), the Stein Eye Institute, the VA, Cedas–Sinai and Olive View Medical Centres and the Santa Monica Hospital. UCLA has recently acquired the Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center (1250 Sixteenth Street, Santa Monica, 90404 Tel: (310) 319 4000

University of California,San Diego School of Medicine, Medical Teaching Facility, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, California 92093–0606,USA Tel: (619) 534 3880 Fax: 858 822 3067 www.medicine.ucsd.edu  Along with the UCSD Medical Centres (Hillcrest at 200 West Arbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92103 Tel: 619 543 622 and La Jolla at 9300 Campus Point Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037 Tel: 619 657 7000) it is associated with the VA, the Naval Regional Medical Centre and eight other hospitals and clinics. Details of their elective programme (costing $250.00 per four-week clerkship) are on their web site. 

University of California,San Francisco School of Medicine, Third Street and Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94143 Tel: +1 415 476 2342 www.som.ucsf.edu

UCSF Medical Center (505 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122, USA Tel: (415) 476 1000) is a 560-bed hospital near Golden Gate Park spilt between Moffitt (built in 1956) and Long (built in 1983). UCSF/
Mount Zion Medical Center
(1600 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94115 Tel: (415) 567 6600) is a 365-bed hospital and is best known for its cancer center. UCSF is also linked to San Francisco General Hospital (724 beds) and San Francisco VA Medical Center (500 beds). 

Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, California 92350, USA Tel: (909) 558 4467 Fax: 422 4558 www.llu.edu The campus has the LLU Medical Center (11234 Anderson Street, Loma Linda, CA 92354 Tel: (909) 558 4000) including a children’s hospital. It has close links with the LLU Behavioural Medical Center, the VA, San Bernardino County General Hospital and the Glendale Adventist Medical Center.

University of Southern California School of Medicine, 1975 Zonal Avenue (KAM 100-C) Los Angeles, California 90033,USA Tel (323) 442 2552 www.usc.edu/hsc It is opposite the main teaching hospital, the Los Angeles County and USC Medical Center. There is also the 284-bed USC University Hospital, USC Cancer Centre, Doheny Eye Institute, House Ear Institute, an orthopaedic and the Children’s Hospital LA.

Stanford University School of Medicine, 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford, CA 94305-5302  Tel: +1 650 723 4000, Fax: +1 650 725 7368 www.stanford.edu Teaching institutions include Stanford University Hospital (663 beds), Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (214 beds, 725 Welch Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304 Tel: 650 497 8000), Palo Alto VA Hospital (1000 beds), Santa Clara County Valley Medical Center (791 beds). The University Library has one of the most impressive medical collections anywhere.


San Francisco

San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH), 1001 Potrero Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA.

If you just want to do paramedic work in SF try contacting SF Dept of Public Health, Paramedic Division, 2789 25th Street, San Francisco CA 94110, USA.

Los Angeles

There are two main teaching hospitals in LA, LAC & USC Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center.

LAC and USC Medical Centre, University of Southern California GNH 11900, 2025 Zonal Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA.

Harbour-UCLAMedical Center, 1000 West Carson Street, Torrance, California, USA.

The Kaiser Sunset Facility, Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, USA.


University of Colorado School of Medicine, 4200 East 9th Avenue, C-297, Denver, Colorado 80262, USA Tel: +1 303 315 7565, Fax: +1 303 315 8494 www.uchsc.edu/sm/sm/ 


University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 4200 East North Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80262, USA.

St Anthony Central Hospital, 4231 West 16th Avenue, Denver, Colarado 80204, USA.


There are a number of institutes as well as the main hospital. Boulder Orthopedics (933 Alpine Avenue, Boulder CO 80304) sees a great deal of sports injuries and is run by four orthopods. Boulder Heart Institute (2750 Broadway, Boulder CO 80304) Boulder Valley Oncology LLP (1155 Alpine Avenue, Suite 360, Boulder CO 80304 Tel: (303) 449 9500) is a large private practice right next to the main hospital.


University of Connecticut School of Medicine, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, Connecticut 06030–1905, USA Tel: (860) 679 2385 Fax: 679 1282 http://medicine.uchc.edu/

Yale University School of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT 06510 Tel: +1 860 785 4672, Fax: +1 203 432 1333 http://info.med.yale.edu The school was established in 1810 and forms part of the Yale–New Haven Medical Center with the nursing school and hospital. The local VA, the Connecticut Mental Health Center, St Raphael and Waterbury Hospitals and Yale Psychiatric Hospitals are associates. It has a huge library.


Yale To arrange an elective in any of their hospitals write to the Office of International Medical Studies, Yale University School of Medicine, 60 College Street, PO Box 208034, Newhaven, CT 06520–8034 or the address above. Visit http://info.med.yale.edu There is a $500 administration fee ($350 if only doing four weeks), but this gives use of all the academic and social facilities. Electives here have been highly recommended.

Yale–New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.

Washington DC

George Washington University School of Medicine, 2300 Eye Street, Washington DC 20037, USA Tel: (202) 994 3506 Fax: +1 202 994 1753 www.gwumc.edu The University Hospital has a number of research opportunities as well as providing teaching. The National Naval Medical Center, Washington Hospital Center and the Children’s, Fairfax, Holy Cross, St Elizabeth’s and VA Hospitals are also linked.

Georgetown University School of Medicine, 3900 Reservoir Road, NW Washington DC 20007, USA Tel: (202) 687 1154 www.dml.georgetown.edu/schmed The medical school (part of the oldest Catholic- and Jesuit-sponsored University in the US) works with the University hospital (389 beds) and nine federal and community hospitals.  The Lombardi Cancer Research Center is near and there are good sports and dining facilities close by.

Howard University College of Medicine, 520 W Street, NW Washington DC 20059, USA Tel: (202) 806 9494 Fax: 806 7934 www.med.howard.edu The University hospital has 321 beds. Other hospitals used are: District of Columbia General Hospital, St Elizabeth’s Hospital, US Naval Medical Center, Walter Reed Medical Center, Washington VA, the Providence, the National Rehab, the Washington and Prince George’s Hospitals.


Washington Hospital Center, 110 Irving Street, NW, Washington DC 20010–2975, USA Tel: 202 877 5190 Fax: 202 877 3173.Home to MedSTAR (Medical Shock, Trauma and Acute Resuscitation) is the level one trauma centre within the hospital and it deals purely with major trauma such as gunshot wounds (20%), stabbings, beatings, RTAs (= MVAs, motor vehicle accident, 50%) falls and burns. It consists of seven patient bays and two helicopters.

Veterans Affairs Medical Center (George Washington School of Medicine), 50 Irving Street NW, Washington DC 20422, USA.


University of Florida College of Medicine, UF Health Sciences Center, Gainsville, Florida 32610–0216, USA Tel: (352) 392 4569 Fax: 846 0622 www.med.ufl.edu The University Health Center comprises the Stetson Medical Science Building, an academic and cancer research building, Shands Hospital, the Brain Institute and the VA Jacksonville.

University of Miami School of Medicine, 1600 NW 10th Avenue, P.O. Box 016159, Miami, FL 33101 Tel: +1 305 213 6545, Fax: +1 305 243 6548 www.miami.edu This, the largest and oldest medical school in Florida, is next to the Jackson Memorial Hospital (3000 beds) in Miami (50,000 admissions/year). This, with the VA, provides most patients. There are also the Mailman Center for Child Development, the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, the Applebaum MRI Center, the Ambulatory Care Center, the UM Hospital, Diabetes Research Institute, the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (the only one in Florida) and the Ryder Trauma Center.

University of South Florida College of Medicine, 12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard, Tampa, Florida 33612 4799, USA Tel: (813) 974 2229 Fax: 974 4990 www.med.usf.edu Founded in 1971, the main clinical areas are the USF Medical Clinics, Tampa General Hospital, Haley Veterans Hospital, Shriners Hospital for Children, Moffitt Cancer Center, Genesis Clinic, USY Psychiatry Center and Eye Institute. It also has links with the All Children’s Hospital, Bayfont Medical Center, Bay Pines Veterans Hospital (St Petersburg) and the Orlando Regional Medical Center.


Emory University School of Medicine, Woodruff Health Sciences Center, Atlanta, Georgia 30322 4510, USA Tel: +1 404 727 5640, Fax: +1 404 727 0473 www.emory.edu/WHSC Founded in 1915, the medical school has access to over 3000 beds in its teaching hospitals.

Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine, 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912-4760 Tel: +1 706 721 0211 Fax: 721 0959 www.mcg.edu The main hospital used is the Medical College of Georgia Hospital with 80 speciality clinics and regional trauma centre. Elective details here and in rural hospitals are on their web site.

Mercer University School of Medicine, 1550 College St, Macon, Georgia 31207, USA Tel: (912) 301 2542 Fax: 301 2547 www.mercer.edu MUSM (founded 1982) uses Mercer Health Systems consisting of an ambulatory care facility, the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, the Memorial Center in Savannah as well as the Medical Centers in Rome, Albany and Columbus.

Morehouse School of Medicine, 720 Westview Drive, SW Atlanta, Georgia 30310–1495, USA Tel: (404) 752 1500 Fax: 752 1512 www.msn.edu The affiliated hospitals include Grady Memorial Hospital, the Tuskegee VA (Alabama) and the Southwest Community Hospital.


University of Hawaii at Manoa John A Burns School of Medicine, 1960 East-West Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, USA Tel: (808) 956 8300 Fax: 956 9547 http://hawaiimed.hawaii.edu/ The school is on the Manoa campus and the Leahi Hospital


Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, 3288 Moanalua Road, Honolulu HI 96819, USA Tel: 808 834 5333.

Hilo Medical Center, 1190 Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, Hawaii, 96720, USA.


University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, 924 E 57th Street, BLSC 104, Chicago, Illinois 60637 5416, USA Tel: (773) 702 1937 Fax: 702 2598 http://pritzker.bsd.uchicago.edu Hospitals used include the University of Chicago, the Weiss and the MacNeal hospitals

Finch University of Health Sciences, Chicago Medical School, 3333 Green Bay Road, North Chicago, Illinois 60064, USA Tel: (847) 578 3000 Fax: (847) 578 3401 www.finchcns.edu  The school uses Cook County Hospital, Edward Hines VA Medical Center, North Chicago VA, Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Swedish Covenant Hospital, Norwalk Hospital, Lutheran General Hospital, Mt Sinai Hospital and Henry Ford Health Sciences Center (Detroit).

University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, 1819 West Polk Street, Chicago, IL 60612-7332 Tel: +1 312 996 3500, Fax: +1 312 996 9006 www.uic.edu  The University of Illinois College runs two parallel medical school programmes over four sites. The College of Medicine at Chicago is in the Health Sciences Center of the University. The College of Medicine at Urbana–Champaign (Medical Sciences Building 190, 506 South Mathews Street, Urbana, IL 61801 Tel: +1 217 333 5469, Fax: +1 217 333 8868 www.med.uiuc.edu)  is on a large campus with many academic and multifaculty contacts. The College of Medicine at Peoria (1 Illini Drive, P.O. Box 1649, Peoria, IL 61605 Tel: +1 309 671 8407, Fax: +1 309 671 8452 www.uicomp.uic.edu) has many community hospitals and a modern campus and the College of Medicine at Rockford (1601 Parkview Avenue, Rockford, IL 61107 Tel: +1 815 395 5600, Fax: +1 815 395 5887  www.rockford.uic.edu) is central and has a number of hospitals.

Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, 2160 South First Avenue, Maywood, Illinois 60153, USA Tel: (708) 216 3229 www.meddean.luc.edu The medical school was organized in the 1920s and in 1969 the Loyola University Medical Center was built in Maywood, 12 miles west of the Chicago Loop. The centre has the school and the 570-bed McGaw Hospital. They also use the 1022 bed Hines VA Hospital.

Northwestern University Medical School, 303 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA Tel: +1 312 503 9443, Fax: +1 312 908 5502 www.nums.edu The Medical School (founded 1859) is on the University’s lakefront Chicago campus and uses Glenbrook (100 beds), Evanston (420 beds), Children’s Memorial (248 beds) and Northwestern (659 beds) hospitals as well as the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and the Chicago VA.

Rush Medical College of Rush University, 600 South Paulina Street, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA Tel: (312) 942 6913 Fax: 942 2333 www.rushu.rush.edu Rush uses a number of institutions, including the Rush–Presbyterian–St Luke’s Medical Center (1653 W Congress Parkway, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA Tel: 312 942 5000) serving two million people.

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, 801 North Rutledge Street, P.O. Box 19620, Springfield, IL 62794-9620 Tel: +1 217 782 3318, Fax: +1 217 524 0786 www.siumed.edu Founded in 1969, the college uses the Springfield Memorial Medical Center and St John’s Hospital.


Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Alexian Brothers Medical Center, 800 Biesterfield Road, Elk Grove Village, Illinosis 60007, USA.


Indiana University School of  Medicine, 635 Barnhill Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46254 Tel: +1 317 274 7175, Fax: +1 317 274 4309 www.medicine.iu.edu This is the medical school for Indiana (founded 1903) having centres in: Bloomington, Fort Wayne, Gary, Evansville, Muncie, Lafayette, Terre Haute and South Bend. The University is also a major research centre and has the University Hospital.


University of Iowa College of Medicine, Medicine Administration Building, Iowa City, Iowa 52242–1101, USA Tel (319) 335 8052 Fax: 335 8049 www.medicine.uiowa.eduThe health sciences campus comprises: the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, the VA and the Hardin Health Sciences Library. 


University of Kansas School of Medicine, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, Kansas 66160 7301, USA Tel: (913) 588 5245 Fax: 588 5259 www.kumc.edu Founded in 1899 the Medical Center campus includes the Leid Biomedical Research Building, the Dykes Library and the University Hospital (with 485 beds). A separate campus is allied to four Wichita hospitals.


University of Kentucky College of Medicine, 301 East Main St, Suite 400, Lexington, KY 40507-1507 Tel: +1 859 257 5320, Fax: +1 859 3232437 www.mc.ky.edu Hospitals used include the University of Kentucky Hospital (473 beds), the VA (662 beds) and hospitals throughout Lexington and Kentucky. 

University of Louisville School of Medicine, Abell Administration Center, 323 East Chestnut, Louisville, Kentucky 40202–3866, USA Tel: (502) 852 5193 www.louisville.edu Founded in 1833 the school is part of the Health Sciences Center in downtown Louisville. Hospitals used include the 404-bed acute and trauma University Hospital, Kosair-Children’s Hospital, Jewish Hospital, Norton Hospital and the VA. Also affiliated are the Kentucky Lions Eye Research Institute, James Brown Cancer Center, the Child Evaluation Center and the Fazier Rehabilitation Center.


Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, 1901 Perdido Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112–1393, USA Tel: +1 504 568 4006, Fax: +1 504 568 4008 www.medschool.lsumc.edu Since its establishment in 1931, the school has grown and now uses a number of buildings and hospitals principally the Medical Center of Louisiana and University Hospital. Outside, the Medical Center in Lafayette and the Long Hospital in Baton Rouge are used.

Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, PO Box 33932, Shereveport, Louisiana 71130–3932, USA Tel: (318) 675 5190 Fax: 675 5244 www.sh.lsumc.edu/ Founded in 1969, the school uses two main hospitals, the Louisiana State University Hospital (650 beds) and the affiliated Shreveport VA Hospital (450 beds).

Tulane University School of  Medicine, 1430 Tulane Avenue, SL67, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112–2699, USA Tel: (504) 588 5187 Fax: 988 6735 www.mcl.tulane.edu  It uses the Charity Hospital of New Orleans, the VA and the Tulane University Hospital. There are also Public Health, Tropical Medicine, Bioenvironmental, Children’s, Neurological, Cardiovascular, Geriatric, Cancer, Transplant, Women’s and Sports centres.


John Hopkins University School of Medicine, 720 Rutland Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21205–2196, USA Tel: +1 410 955 8401, Fax: +1 410 955 2522 www.hopkinsmedicine.org  The school is a private non-denominational institution founded in 1893 which uses the John Hopkins Hospital, 600 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore MD 21287–4606. There is a school of hygiene and public health and a number of affiliated centres such as the Krieger Institute for children with brain disorders. Currently to do an elective in John Hopkins Hospital, the elective fee is £156 and insurance with them costs around £102. The Sinai Hospital, 2401 West Belvedere Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland, 21215–5271 is a 500-bed community hospital with strong links to John Hopkins School of Medicine. Teaching is of a high quality and it’s recommended for electives.

University of Maryland School of Medicine, 655 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA Tel: (410) 706 7478 www.umm.edu. It has access to 2300 beds through various hospitals.

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F Edward Herbert School of Medicine, 4301 Jones Bridge Road, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 4799, USA Tel: (301) 295 3101/3720/30191(800) 772 1743 Fax: 295 1960 www.usuhs.mil  The school is in the Naval Hospital in Bethesda. 


Boston University School of Medicine, 715 Albany Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA Tel: (617) 638 4630/5300 Fax: 617 638-5258 www.bumc.bu.edu Originally the New England Female Medical College (founded 1848), the school became part of the University in 1873. The School with the University Hospital and other departments make up the Boston Medical Center (1 Boston Medical Center Place, Boston, MA 02118 Tel: 1 800 841 4325 Fax: 617 638 8000) a 547-bed private hospital and level one trauma centre in Boston’s South End. It also uses Boston VA.

Harvard Medical School, 25 Shattuck Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02115–6092, USA Tel: +1 617 432 0442, Fax: +1 617 432 0446 www.med.harvard.edu A catalogue of their electives can be found at: http;//medcatalog.harvard.edu Note current cost = $2575 per month – maximum allowed = 3 x 4 week electives (if you can afford it!) The School has been based in the Longwood Avenue Quadrangle since 1906 although it was actually established in 1782. A number of hospitals are used. These include: Massachusetts General, Children’s, Brigham and Women’s, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Mount Auburn, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Cambridge hospitals. The Massachusetts Mental Health Center and the McLean Hospitals provide psychiatric services. Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and others provide community facilities. Other institutions include: the Shriners Burns Institute, the West Roxbury and Brockton VA Medical Centers and the Spaulding Rehab Hospital. There are close links with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue, North Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA Tel: (508) 856 8989 Fax: (508) 856 5536 www.umassmed.edu

Tufts University School of Medicine, 136 Harrison Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA Tel: (617) 636 7000 Fax: (617) 636 0375 http://tufts.edu/med The University was established in 1852 although the medical school was founded in Boston in 1893. Thirty hospitals are associated and a number of departments, including the New England Medical Center (750 Washington Street, Boston MA 02111, a specialized diagnostic and referral hospital with paeditric trauma institute), the Baystate Medical Center (759 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA 01199), a 700-bed centre providing comprehensive care to the million people in west Massachusetts, and Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain, are used.


Full details of all the hospitals are given on the excellent web site www.hmcnet.harvard.edu and hence only addresses (and occasional notes) are given below.

Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston MA 02114–2696, USA.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts, MA 02215, USA Tel: 617 667 7000.

The Children’s Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston MA 02115, USA. (This is the major paeds referral centre.)

Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 221 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA.

The Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children Burns Institute, St Blossom Street, Boston MA 02114–2699, USA.

Mount Auburn Hospital, 330 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02238. Tel: 617 492 3500, USA.

Whitehead Institute, Nine Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA.

Lahey Hitchcock Medical Center, 30 Mall Road, Burlington, Massachusetts MA01803, USA.

The Veterans Administrative Hospital, 1100 VW Parkway, West Roxbury, Boston, Massachusettes, USA.

Schepen’s Eye Research Institute, 20 Staniford Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA Tel: (617) 912 0100.

The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, 243 Charles Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA Tel: 617 573 5520 Fax: 617 573 344.


Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, Michigan 48824–1317, USA Tel: (517) 353 9620 Fax: 432 0021 www.chm.msu.edu The first two years of training are on the East Lansing campus then students are sent to one of six community hospitals (Flint, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Saginaw, Kalamazoo of the Upper Peninsula).

University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109–0611, USA Tel: (734) 764 6317 Fax: 763 0453 www.med.umich.edu/medschool/ The university hospitals have 888 beds in total and treat over half a million patients a year. In addition to the University Hospitals, St Joseph Mercy Hospital, the VA, Oakwood Hospital and the William Beaumont Hospital are used.

Wayne State University School of Medicine, 540 East Canfield, Detroit, Michigan 48201, USA Tel: (313) 577 1466 Fax: 577 1330 www.med.wayne.edu The Detroit Medical Center houses the medical school, the Lande Medical and Elliman Clinical Research Buildings, the Harper-Grace, Hutzel and Children’s hospitals, the University Health Center (ambulatory care), the Detroit Receiving Hospital, the Rehabilitation Institute and VA Hospitals. Outside, Sinai, Saint John, Oakwood, William Beaumont, Providence and Saint Joseph Mercy hospitals are used.


Providence Hospital, 16001 West Nine Mile Road, 3rd Floor Fischer Centre, Southfield, Michigan 48075 USA.


Mayo Medical School, 200 First Street, SW Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA Tel: (507) 284 3671 Fax: 284 2634 www.mayo.edu/education/mms/intro.htm

The Mayo Foundation and Mayo Clinic is the world’s largest group practice and the medical school is an important part of it. The clinics (run as outpatients) are in three locations, Rochester (Minnesota), Jacksonville (Florida) and Scottsdale (Arizona). Four hospitals (St Mary’s Rochester, Rochester Methodist, St Luke’s, Jacksonville and Mayo Clinic Hospital, Scottsdale, are linked for tuition and referral of patients (see below). All offer very high tech subspecialities. There are also rural health centres. There are great research opportunities with Mayo and due to the small class size, one-to-one teaching is common.

University of Minnesota–Duluth School of Medicine, 10 University Drive, Duluth, Minnesota 55812, USA Tel: (218) 726 7571 Fax: 726 6235 http://penguin.d.umn.edu. Links are with the St Mary’s/Duluth Clinic, Miller–Dwan Medical Centers and St Luke’s Hospital.

University of Minnesota Medical School – Minneapolis, 420 Delaware Street, SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455–0310, USA Tel: 612 626 4949 Fax: 612 626 64911 www.med.umn.edu 


Mayo Medical School and its Hospitals, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, Minnesota 55902, USA Tel: (507) 284 3671 Fax: 284 2634.

The hospital: The Mayo clinics are renowned for their excellence all over the world. The Rochester was the first but two others (Jacksonville, Florida and Scottsdale, Arizona) have followed. It has a multidisciplinary approach and is an international forerunner for thoracic surgery. One-third of patients seen are under Medicare. The Rochester site encompasses the clinic (OPD), St Mary’s Hospital, 1216 Second Street, SW Rochester, MN 55905 and Rochester Methodist Hospital, 201 Center St W, Rochester, MN 55905.

University of Minnesota Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.


University of Mississippi School of Medicine, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39216–4505, USA Tel: (601) 984 5010 Fax: 984 1013 http://medicine.umc.edu/ Since 1955, the school has used the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson which comprises the 593-bed University Hospital. The Guyton Research Building and Batson Children’s Hospital are also on campus. The VA and McBryde Rehab Center for the Blind are also linked.


University of Missouri–Columbia School of Medicine, One Hospital Drive, Columbia, Missouri 65212, USA Tel: (573) 882 2923 Fax: 884 4808 www.hsc.missouri.edu Established in 1872, the school is on the Columbia Campus with the Health Sciences Center comprising: the University Hospital, the Truman VA, the Mid-Missouri Mental Health Center, Rusk Rehab Center, Mason Institute of Ophthalmology, Cosmopolitan International Diabetes Center and the Ellis–Fischel Cancer Center

University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Medicine 2411 Holmes, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, USA Tel: (816) 235 1870 Fax: 235 5277 http://research.med.umkc.edu The Medical School (established in 1969) is on the Hospital Hill campus and is near other colleges in the University and community hospitals.

Saint Louis University School of Medicine, 1402 South Grand Boulevard, St Louis, Missouri 63104, USA Tel: +1 314 577 8622, Fax: +1 314 771 9316 www.slu.edu/colleges/med/   The University Hospital, the Wohl Memorial Mental Health Institute, Busch Eye Institute and Cardinal Glennon Hospital for Children are on-site. Affiliations are with the Deaconess, DePaul, St John’s Mercy and St Mary’s Medical Centers and the St Louis VA.

Washington University School of Medicine, 660 South Euclid Avenue, #8107, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA Tel: (314) 362 6857 Fax: 362 4658 http://medschool.wustl.edu  Since its establishment in 1891, the Washington University Medical Center has grown to 230 acres housing the Barnes-Jewish Hospital (1737 beds), the St Louis Children’s Hospital (a leading hospital) and the Central Institute for the Deaf.


Creighton University School of Medicine, 2500 California Plaza, Omaha, Nebraska 68178, USA Tel: +1 402 280 2900, Fax: +1 402 280 2599 www.creighton.edu The School, founded by Jesuits in 1892, uses St Joseph’s Hospital (403 beds) as its main teaching hospital. The Children’s Memorial, VA and Alegent Health System hospitals are also used.

University of Nebraska College of Medicine, 600 South 42nd Street, Omaha, NE 68198-6585 Tel: +1 402 559 4204, Fax: +1 402 559 4148 www.unmc.edu/UNCOM/ Founded in 1880, the college uses the Nebraska Health System (University Hospital and Clarkson Hospital), University Geriatric Center, Eppley Cancer Research Institute and the Meyer Children’s Rehab Institute as well as the VA and eight private hospitals.


University of Nevada School of Medicine, Mail Stop 357, Reno, Nevada 89557, USA Tel: (775) 784 6063 Fax: (784 6194) www.unr.edu This is a state-supported, community-based, university-integrated school that uses community medicine and primary care physicians as its teachers.

New Hampshire

Dartmouth Medical School, 1 Rope Ferry Road, Hanover, NH 03755 Tel: +1 603 650 1200, Fax: +1 603 650 1614 www.dartmouth.edu/dms/ The School  is part of the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (housing the Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, Cotton Cancer Center and the White River Junction VA). The Dartmouth–
Hitchcock Clinic
is very large serving 1.5 million people with 372 beds. Brattleboro Retreat (VT), the Family Medical Institute of Augusta (ME), Hartford Hospital (CT) and Tuba City Indian Health Service Hospital (AZ) offer further instruction.


Littleton Regional Hospital, 262 Cottage Street, Littleton, New Hampshire NH 03561, USA,.

New Jersey

UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, 185 South Orange Avenue, Newark, New Jersey 07103, USA Tel: (973) 972 4631 Fax: 972 7986 www.umdnj.edu/njmsweb The University of Medicine and Dentistry medical school moved to Newark in 1977 to be part of a huge centre containing preclinical buildings, the University Hospital, an ambulatory care centre and community health centre. East Orange VA, Hackensack University Medical Center, Morristown Memorial Hospital, the Children’s Hospital of NJ, Kessler Institute and Bergen Pines Hospital are also used.

UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 675 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854–5635, USA Tel: (732) 235 4576 Fax: 235 5078 www.rwjms.umdnj.edu The Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (named after the president of the Johnson and Johnson company) is the major teaching facility. The Cooper Hospital and the University Medical Center in Camden also provide training. There are also the Institute of Mental Health, Environmental and Occupational Health Science.


St Barnabas Medical Center, Old Short Hills Road, Livingston, New Jersey 07039, USA.

New Mexico

University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131–5166, USA Tel: (505) 272 4766 Fax: 272 8239 http://hsc.unm.edu Founded in 1964, the medical school facilities are on the North Campus housing biomedical research buildings, UNM Mental Health Center, a cancer center, UNM Children’s Psychiatric Hospital and Center for Non-Invasive Diagnosis. The University of New Mexico Hospital has 421 beds and the Regional Federal Medical Center in Albuquerque (257 beds) is also used.

New York

Albany Medical College, 47 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, New York 12208, USA Tel: +1 518 262 5548, Fax: +1 518 262 5029 www.amc.edu  The Albany Medical Center (43 New Scotland Av, Albany, NY 12208) contains a 631-bed hospital that serves the local community and acts as a tertiary referral centre for two million residents in east New York and west New England. Other hospitals are also linked.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus, 1300 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx, New York 10461, USA Tel: (718) 430 2106 Fax: 430 8825 www.aecom.yu.edu  It serves populations from the Bronx, Queens and Manhattan using the Jacobi Medical Center (a municipal hospital) and four private voluntary hospitals, Bronx Lebanon, Montefiore, Beth Israel and Long Island Jewish Medical Centers. There are also biomedical research institutions and accommodation near and on campus.

University of Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, 132 Biomedical Education Building, Buffalo, NY 14214-3013 Tel: +1 716 829 3467, Fax: +1 716 829 2798 www.smbs.buffalo.edu Its campus is north-east Buffalo and uses nine hospitals in the area, including Buffalo General Hospital (742 beds with high-tech cardiac surgery facilities).

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 630 West 168th Street, New York, New York 10032, USA Tel: (212) 305 3595 Fax: (212) 305 3545 www.columbia.edu/dept/ps/  It is part of the Columbia–Presbyterian Medical Center. This provides clinical teaching along with Roosevelt–St Luke’s Hospital and Harlem Hospital Centers in Manhattan, Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, New York and Overlook Hospital in New Jersey.

Mount Sinai School of Medicine of the City University of New York, Annenberg Building, One Gustave L Levy Place, Box 1002, New York, New York 10029–6574, USA Tel: (212) 241 6696 Fax: 828 4135 www.mssm.edu The Medical Center has the Mount Sinai Hospital (1300 beds) and research laboratories. Additional clinical sites are throughout New York City, New Jersey, Westchester County and Long Island. Many institutions including centres for gene therapy, Jewish genetic diseases, neurobiology of ageing, transplantation and cardiovascular disease are associated.

New York Medical College, Sunshine Cottage, Valhalla, New York 10595, USA Tel: (914) 594 4507 Fax: 594 4976 www.nymc.edu  The campus is in Westchester, 25 miles from New York City. It uses hospitals throughout urban and suburban New York and regional hi-tech tertiary referral centres.

New York University School of Medicine, PO Box 1924, 550 First Avenue, New York, New York 10016, USA Tel: (212) 263 5290 www.med.nyu.edu  The NYU Hospitals Center comprises the Tisch Hospital and the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation (see below). Bellevue Hospital (First Av at 27th Street, NY 10016 Tel: 212 562 4141) is the original school hospital with many specialities. The Hospital for Joint Diseases (301 East 17th St, NY 10003 Tel: 212 598 6000) and NYU Downtown Hospital (170 William St, NY 10038 Tel: 212 312 5000) and many others are also associated.

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York 14642, USA Tel: (716) 275 7711 Fax: 273 1016 www.urmc.rochester.edu/smd The School was founded in 1920 and the on-site facilities include the Strong Memorial Hospital, an Ambulatory Care Center, research centres and clinics. Five affiliated hospitals are also used.

State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn College of Medicine (Downstate College), 450 Clarkson Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11203, USA Tel: +1 718 270 3776, Fax: +1 718 270 4074 www.hscbklyn.edu  It uses a number of major hospitals, including its own 406-bed University Hospital of Brooklyn (445 Lenox Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11203-2098).

State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine Health Sciences Center, Stony Brook, New York 11794–8434, USA Tel: +1 631 444 2081, Fax: +1 631 444 2202  www.hsc.stonybrook.edu This Health Sciences Center uses the 540-bed University Hospital.

State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse College (Upstate Medical University), The College of Medicine, 750 East Adams Street, Syracuse, NY 13210-2375 Tel: +1 315 464 5540, Fax: +1 315 464 5565 www.hscsyr.edu

Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 1300 York Avenue, Box 144, New York, NY 10021, USA Tel: +1 212 746 5454, Fax: +1 212 746 8745 www.med.cornell.edu Many hospitals are used including The New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens, the Hospital for Special Surgery, St Barnabas Hospital, the New York Community Hospital of Brooklyn, Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center, Flushing Hospital in Queens, Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, United Hospital in Port Chester and Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca.


To do an elective in New York, either apply directly to the hospital or the medical school (Columbia and New York University are popular choices and well-organized).

The New York Presbyterian Group comprises the Columbia Presbyterian Center and the New York Weill Cornell Center with the nation’s busiest burns unit. Electives in this group of hospitals require quite a bit of paperwork, but their electives catalogue can be found on http://cpmcnet.columbia.edu/dept/ps  Currently elective fees are around $500.

Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 710 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032, USA. Elective notes:  Write to the Dean (Office for Student Affairs, College of Physicians and Surgeons, 630, West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032) if interested.

The Babies and Children’s Hospital, (Part of the Columbia–Presbyterian Medical Center) 3959 Broadway, New York, NY 10032, USA.

Harlem Hospital, Harlem, Manhatten, New York, USA.

St Luke’s–Roosevelt Hospital, New York City, New York, USA.

NYHospital Cornell Medical Centre, 1300 York Avenue, New York NY 10021, USA Tel: 1 212 746 0780.

The NYUHospitals Center, 500 First Avenue, NY 10016, USA Tel: 212 263 7300. The group: Part of the NYU Medical School and comprises the Tisch Hospital (same address, 726 beds with cardiovascular, neurosurgery, AIDS, cancer, transplant and reconstructive surgery services) and the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation (400 East 34th St, NY 10016 Tel: 212 263 7300 Fax: 212 263 6675) with 174 beds.

Mount Sinai Hospital, One Gustave L Levy Place, Box 1002, New York, NY 10029-6574, USA.

Maimonides Medical Center, 4802 10th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11219, USA.


Cold Spring Harbor Labortories, 1 Bungtown Road, Cold Harbor, New York, NY11724, USA.

North Carolina

Duke University School of Medicine, Box 3250 - Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710 Tel: +1 919 684 0381, Fax: +1 919 684 0208 www2.mc.duke.edu/som The College, founded in 1930, uses Duke Hospital (a private teaching hospital with 1000 beds at the same address) as well as the Durham VA (508 Fulton Street, Durham NC 27705 with 489 beds). The money for the University came from tobacco and many of the patients in the hospital still work for tobacco companies. DUMC is a very high-tech hospital and the university has quite an Oxbridge feel. Nightlife is fairly low key.

East Carolina University School of Medicine, Greenville, North Carolina 27858–4354, USA Tel: +1 252 816 2984, Fax: +1 252 816 3312 www.ecu.edu/med Founded in the 1970s, the 100-acre Health Sciences Center campus houses the preclinical building and the 731-bed Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Other services used include the Jenkins Cancer Center, Child Development Evaluation Clinic, Mental Health Center, Rehab Centers and Neonatal ICU.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, 121 MacNider Hall, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599–7000, USA Tel: (919) 962 6108 www.med.unc.edu Founded in 1879 it uses the University of North Carolina Hospitals, Cancer Research Center and Biological Sciences Center, all of which are on-site. A number of hospitals outside are also used.

Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157–1090, USA Tel: (336) 716 4264 Fax: 716 5807 www.wfubmc.edu The School was founded in 1902 and is part of the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. It uses the 806-bed North Carolina Baptist Hospitals and the 896-bed Forsyth Memorial Hospital.

North Dakota

University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 501 North Columbia Road, Grand Forks, North Dakota 58202–9037, USA Tel: (701) 777 4221 Fax: 777 4942 www.med.und.nodak.edu


Case Western University Reserve School of Medicine, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106–4920, USA Tel: +1 216 368 2825, Fax: +1 216 368 3013 www.mediswww.cwru.edu  Teaching hospitals used include: University Hospitals of Cleveland, St Luke’s, MetroHealth Medical Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center, the Veterans Affairs Cleveland Medical Center and the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit.

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, PO Box 670552. Cincinnati, Ohio 45267–0552, USA Tel: (513) 558 5575 Fax: 558 1165 www.med.uc.edu

Medical College of Ohio, 3000 Arlington Avenue, P.O. Box 10008, Toledo, OH 43614 Tel: +1 419 381 4000 Fax: 383 4005 www.mco.edu Hospitals on campus include: the Medical College of Ohio Hospital (258 acute-beds with level one trauma center and transplant specialities), MCO/ Mercy Rehab Hospital (36 beds) and the Kobaker Center for emotionally disturbed children.

Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, PO Box 95, Rootstown, Ohio 44272–0095, USA Tel: (330) 325 2511, 1(800) 686 2511 Fax: 325 8372 www.neoucom.edu NEOUCOM is publicly supported and has its preclinical campus in Rootstown, three major public universities and 16 community hospitals in Akron, Youngstown and Canton areas. In total 6500 beds.

Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health, 370 West Ninth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210–1238, USA Tel: (614) 292 2220 Fax: 292-1544 http://medicine.osu.edu/ The main campus in Columbus uses university hospitals, the Arthur James Cancer Hospital and Research Institute as well as rural hospitals.

Wright State University School of Medicine, PO Box 1751, Dayton, Ohio 45401–1751, USA Tel: (937) 775 2934 Fax: 775 3322 www.med.wright.edu/  It uses seven teaching hospitals totalling 3823 beds.


Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA.


University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, PO Box 26901, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73190, USA Tel: (405) 271 2331 Fax: 271 3032 www.ouhsc.edu This very modern college offers teaching centres in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. In Oklahoma City, the college has a 200-acre complex with 17 public and private institutions making up the Oklahoma Health Center.


Oregon Health Sciences School of Medicine, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, Oregon 97201 3098, USA Tel: +1 503 494 4329, Fax: +1 503 494 3400 www.ohsu.edu The two hospitals on site provide 509 beds. The Child Development and Rehab Center and Crippled Children’s Division are also on site. The VA (563 beds) is also affiliated. Like much of America, an elective here can be hard work.


Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, 1025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA Tel: (215) 955 6983 Fax: 923 6939 www.tju.edu Founded in 1824, teaching is at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (111 South 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 Tel: 215 955 6000, a regional trauma and spinal injuries centre with specialities such as liver transplantation and AIDS) and 15 associated hospitals. 

MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine, 2900 Queen Lane, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19129, USA Tel: (215) 991 8100 Fax: 843 0214 www.mcphu.edu  The college uses a large network of hospitals, including Hahnemann University Hospital (Broad and Vine Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19102 Tel: 215 762 7000, 618 beds). HUH has high-tech specialities such as cardiac transplantation as well as a level one trauma centre and aeromedical transport programme.

Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, PO Box 850, Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033, USA Tel: (717) 531 8755 Fax: 531 6225. www.hmc.psu.edu The college utilizes the Pennsylvania State University Hospital. The 550-acre campus is in hills eight miles from the capital, Harrisburg, and has the 504-bed Milton Hershey Medical Center with a Children’s Hospital, Emergency Department (level one adult and paed trauma centre) and rehab hospital. There is a helipad for LIFE LION aeromedical service.

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3450 Hamilton Walk, Suite 100, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6087 Tel: +1 215 898 8034, Fax: +1 215 898 0833 www.med.upenn.edu  Hospitals affiliated include University of Pennsylvania Hospital, the VA, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Phoenixville and Pennsylvania hospitals and the Presbyterian Medical Center.

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Scaife Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA Tel: (412) 648 8975 Fax: 648 1236 www.dean-med.pitt.edu The School (founded 1886) is in the Oakland district of Pittsburgh and uses the huge University of Pittsburgh Medical Center which has: UPMC Presbyterian and Shadyside hospitals and a number of speciality hospitals. Nine community hospitals are associated. It also uses the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and the VA Medical Center.

Temple University School of Medicine, 3400 N Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140, USA Tel: (215) 707 7000 Fax: 707 6932 www.temple.edu/medschool/ Clinical teaching is at the New Temple University Hospital, the New Temple University Children’s Medical Center, Albert Einstein Medical Center and 23 other centres.


Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104–
6021, USA.

Veterans Administration Medical Centre, University Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Puerto Rico

Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine, PO Box 60-327, Bayamón, Puerto Rico 00960–6032, USA Tel: (787) 740 1611 Fax: 269 7550 www.uccaribe.edu Founded in 1976 the School uses the Dr Ramón Ruíz Arnau University Hospital as its principle teaching hospital in the city of Bayamón.

Ponce School of Medicine, PO Box 7004, Ponce, Puerto Rico 00732, USA Tel: (787) 840 2511 Fax: 840 9756. Initially the Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, the name changed in 1980. Damas Hospital (356 beds) is the main teaching hospital. La Playa Diagnostic Center, Ponce District Hospital (550 beds), Dr Pila Hospital (160 beds) and St Luke’s Hospital (160 beds) are also used. In San Germán, the Concepcíon Hospital (188 beds) and the Yauco Regional Hospital (140 beds) are also linked.

University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, PO Box 365067, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00936–5067, USA. Tel: (787) 758 2525 Fax: 282 7117. Founded in 1949, the University School of medicine is affiliated with the Puerto Rico Medical Center and the Hospital Consortium. It is based next to the University District Hospital.

Rhode Island

Brown University School of Medicine, 97 Waterman St, Providence, Rhode Island 02912–9706, USA Tel: (401) 863 2149 Fax: 863 2660 www.brown.edu The school  is affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital (with 719 beds the largest hospital in the state, also with trauma facilities). Bradley (child psychiatric centre), Butler (psychiatric), Miriam (247-bed general hospital with research), Memorial (294-bed general/rehab hospital), Women (obstetrics) and Infants and the local VA hospitals are also associated

South Carolina

Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, 171 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA Tel: (803) 792 2300 Fax: 792 3764 http://www.musc.edu The oldest medical school in the South was founded in 1824 and hospitals used include the Medical University Hospital, Children’s Hospital, the Storm Eye Institute, Psychiatric Institute and Hollings Cancer Center which make up the MUSC Medical Center. The Charleston Memorial, VA Hospitals and local hospitals are also linked.

University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, USA Tel: (803) 733 3325 Fax: 733 3328 www.med.sc.edu  The Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital (649 beds), William Hall Psychiatric Hospital (270 beds), Dorn Veterans Hospital (530 beds), Moncrief Army Hospital and others are the main teaching sites.

South Dakota

University of South Dakota School of Medicine, 2501 West 22nd Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57105 Tel: +1 605 357 1300, Fax: +1 605 357 1311 www.usd.edu/med Initially (1907) the school only had a basic sciences course, but it now has three clinical sites (Yankton, Sioux Falls and Rapid City). Its prime objective is to create primary care doctors for South Dakota.


East Tennessee State University James HQuillen College of Medicine, PO Box 70580, Johnson City, Tennessee 37614 0580, USA Tel: +1 423 929 6327, Fax: +1 423 975 8340 http://qcom.etsu.edu Hospitals in Johnson City (the medical center), Kingsport, Bristol and Elizabethton provide 3000 beds to the school.

Meharry Medical College School of Medicine, 1005 DB Todd Boulevard, Nashville, Tennessee 37208, USA Tel: (615) 327 6204 Fax: 327 6568 www.mmc.edu  The Metropolitan Nashville General Hospital, Blanchfield Community, York VA and Murfreesboro VA hospitals are affiliated.

University of Tennessee Memphis College of Medicine, 62 South Dunlap, 420 Hyman Boulevard, Memphis, TN 38163-2101 Tel: +1 901 448 5506, Fax: +1 901 448 7683 www.utmem.edu Founded in 1851, The University of Tennessee Bowld Hospital, St Jude Children’s Hospital, Baptist Memorial Hospital, the VA and LePasses Rehabilitation Center make up the 6000 beds on the 41-acre campus.

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 209 Light Hall, Nasville, Tennessee 37232–0685, USA Tel: (615) 322 2145 Fax: 343 8397 www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/medschool/ The school is on the Vanderbilt campus and uses 5000 beds in a number of hospitals.


Baylor College of Medicine, 1 Baylor Plaza, Houston, Texas 77030, USA Tel: (713) 798 4451 Fax: 798 5563 www.bcm.tmc.edu It is one of the medical schools in the huge 356-acre Texas Medical Center in Houston containing 13 hospitals and four nursing schools providing 4200 beds in the pleasant south-west area of Houston.

Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine, 159 Joe Reynolds Medical Building, College Station, Texas 77843–1114, USA Tel: (409) 845 7743 Fax: 845 5533 www.medicine.tamushsc.edu/ The Central Texas Medical Center on campus consists of a number of hospitals and clinics. It also uses Teague Veteran’s Center in Temple, Texas, Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas and others. In total there are 1976 beds with a 2 million outpatient turnover.

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, 3601 4th Street, Lubbock, Texas 79430, USA Tel: +1 806 743 3000, Fax: +1 806 743 3021 www.ttuhsc.edu The school, established in 1969, uses hospitals in Lubbock (the main campus), Amarillo and El Paso. These with other community hospitals provide 2900 beds.

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Southwestern Medical School, 5323 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 75235–9096, USA Tel: (214) 648 6776/5617 Fax: 648 3289 www.swmed.edu Parkland Memorial, Lipshy University and Presbyterian Hospitals along with the Children’s medical Center, Baylor University Medical Center, St Paul Medical Center, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences are all affiliated.

University of Texas Medical School at Galveston, Ashbel Smith Building, Galveston, Texas 77555–1317, USA Tel: +1 409 772 1011, Fax: +1 409 772 6216 www.utmb.edu Established in 1891, the medical branch uses eight hospitals (providing 923 beds), the Marine Biomedical Institute, the Institute for the Medical Humanities and the Shriners Burns Institute.

University of Texas Houston Medical School, PO Box 20708, Houston, Texas 77225, USA Tel: (713) 500 5116 Fax: 500 0604 www.med.uth.tmc.edu The Hermann Hospital (650 beds) is the main hospital in the Texas Medical Center in Houston. The school (founded 1969) makes use of this and many other institutions in the centre. Other hospitals include the University of Texas, Anderson Cancer Center, Southwest Memorial Hospital, St Joseph and Lyndon Baines Johnson Hospitals.

University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio, Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78284–7702, USA Tel: (210) 567 2665 Fax: 567 2685 www.uthscsa.edu  Affiliated hospitals include Wilford Hall USAF Hospital, the Aerospace Medical Division of USAF, Brooke Army Hospital, Baptist Memorial Hospital and Santa Rosa Medical Center.


Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas, USA. With 42 institutions it is said to have 100,000 visitors a day. It has many world-leading pioneers and even the smallest speciality is catered for. There is a free bus service around the centre although a car is really needed to get around Houston. Of note: the Ben Taub is the county hospital providing free care to those without insurance. The Hermann Hospital (6411 Fannin, Houston, Texas 77030) has a busy ER (but with not as much trauma as say Washington or New York). The Methodist Hospital is a private hospital with advanced neurosurgery. There is also the Texas Children’s Hospital. The Texas Heart Institute (at St Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, PO Box 20345, Houston 77225–0345, Texas) has good elective reports. 

Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77030, USA.


University of Utah School of Medicine, 50 North Medical Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132, USA Tel: (801) 581 7498 Fax: 585 3300 http://medstat.med.utah.edu/som Established in 1904, the school is part of a multi-faculty university using its own University Hospitals, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Utah Genome Center, Utah Cancer Center, Moran Eye Center and other specialized institutions.


University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont 05405, USA Tel: (802) 656 2154 www.med.uvm.edu It uses Fletcher Allen Health Care’s Medical Center Hospital (500 beds) on campus.


Eastern Virginia Medical School of the Medical College of Hampton, 721 Fairfax Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia 23507–2000, USA Tel: (757) 446 5812 Fax: 446 5896 www.evms.edu  On Campus is Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, the tertiary referral centre.

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, 1101 East Marshall Street, P.O. Box 980565, Richmond, VA 23298 Tel: +1 804 828 9790, Fax: +1 804 828 5115 www.vcu.edu  It has an excellent clinical research center (MCV) and a 1000-bed hospital on the main campus with the largest neonatal ICU and emergency room in Virginia. It also uses 800 beds at a new VA hospital.

University of Virginia School of Medicine, Box 395, Charlottesville, VA 22908 Tel: +1 804 924 8418, Fax: +1 804 982 0874 www.med.virginia.edu The school (founded in 1825) is situated with the University hospital in the grounds of the University. The medical centre has 552 beds with seven separate ITUs.  It is also associated with the Veteran Affairs Medical Center (Roanoke–Salem Program, VAMC), Medical Service (111), 1970 Roanoke Boulevard, Salem, Virginia 24153). 


University of Washington School of Medicine, Health Sciences Center, Seattle, Washington 98195–6340, USA Tel: (206) 543 7212 Fax: 543 3639 www.washington.edu/medical/som/ The school was established in 1945 and uses a number of hospitals.Note: The Children’s hospital refuses to take elective students.


Harborview Medical Center, 325 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98104 2499, USA Tel: (206) 731 3263
Fax: (206) 731 3563.

West Virginia

Marshall University School of Medicine, 1600 Medical Center Drive, Huntingdon, West Virginia 25701 3655, USA Tel: (304) 691 1700 Fax: (304) 691 1744 www.musom.marshall.edu An ambulatory care centre, the VA and rural clinics are utilized. The Marshall University Medical Center has medicine (including cardiovascular), O&G, paeds, and surgery departments. There is also a large forensic science programme.

West Virginia University School of Medicine, Health Sciences Center, PO Box 9815. Morgantown, West Virginia 26506, USA Tel: (304) 293 3521 Fax: 293 7968 www.hsc.wvu.edu/som/  The Ruby Memorial (400 beds), Chestnut Ridge Psychiatric (80 beds) and Mountainview Rehabilitation Hospital (80 beds) are affiliated.


Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226, USA Tel: (414) 456 8246 www.mcw.edu The school (originating from the turn of the century) is in the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center. Affiliated hospitals include the Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital (469 beds with cancer, transplant, trauma and neuro centres), Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (222 beds, 24 PICU) and the Zablocki VA providing over 7000 beds in total.

University of Wisconsin Medical School, Medical Sciences Center, 1300 University Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA Tel: (608) 263 4925 Fax: 262 2327 www.medsch.wisc.edu The University of Wisconsin Center for Health Sciences houses the medical school (founded 1907), University Hospital and Clinics on its campus in Madison.


Forensic medicine

A good place to start looking if you want to do this is: www.criminalistics.com/gadprog.htm  This lists all institutions with a forensic science programme for example the Marshall University Forensic Science Programme (1542 Spring Valley Drive, Huntington, West Virginia 25755–9310 Tel: 304-696-7394 http://meb.marshall.edu/forensic). The most popular elective destination for forensic medicine is New York.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, 520 First Avenue, New York NY 10016, USA.

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