Three of the educational sites for our residents are on the main OSU Campus (OSU Main). This central location makes it easy for residents to move between hospitals and to meet other professional students from the other university colleges. Faculty enjoy collaboration with other professionals from the Colleges of Pharmacy, Engineering, and Public Health. Other educational sites are chosen off campus to provide residents with the diversity of patient experiences essential to the internist in training.
ProjectONE is the Medical Center’s $1 billion expansion project. The ProjectONE expansion will include four “neighborhoods,” each in its own tower, serve as the new home of the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, and include a new Critical Care Center with integrated spaces for research, education and patient care. ProjectONE includes 276 patient beds in the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute and 144 critical care beds, allowing the Medical Center to serve 310,000 patients annually. Construction of the new building began in 2010 and is projected to conclude in 2014.
The University Hospital, known as Doan and Rhodes Hall to the residents, is the home to a majority of the inpatient care activities and services. UH serves as a secondary care hospital to the central Ohio community and a tertiary care hospital to patients from as far away as Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky and Michigan. Resident inpatient services include: four general medicine services, one infectious disease service, one digestive disease service that has a hepatology focus, a nephrology service and a solid organ transplant service. In addition, residents rotate through many consult elective months at the University Hospital.
‘The James’, as it is known to the residents, is the clinical home of the vast majority of patients with an established diagnosis of cancer as well as those patients with benign hematologic conditions such as sickle cell anemia, TTP, ITP and other diseases. Two of the department's hematology/oncology services are staffed by the medicine housestaff. Hematology 1 cares for patients with lymphoma, myeloma, chronic leukemias and benign hematologic disorders. Oncology 1 cares for patients with solid tumors requiring inpatient care. Elective rotations in Bone Marrow Transplantation and Acute Leukemia are available for interested residents. When Project One is completed, The James will move into its new location.
The Ross, opened in 2004, has undergone expansion in the last couple of years to accommodate the number of patients who seek outstanding care for their cardiac and vascular problems. Each patient care room has the capability of changing into an intensive care room whenever needed by the patient. Residents provide care on a general cardiology service, one acute coronary syndrome service and one congestive heart failure service. Experience with electrocardiology services are also available during elective or consultative rotations.
Located approximately 6 miles away from the main campus, University Hospital East is a community hospital in the heart of inner city Columbus. The two ward services for Internal Medicine interns and residents include a traditional General Medicine service and a Nephrology service co-taught by hospital medicine and nephrology faculty. Residents may also spend time on elective consult rotations in pulmonary, infectious disease, nephrology and cardiology. There is no overnight call at this site; nocturnal care of patients is provided by a hospitalists. The spectrum of patients at this hospital is different than at OSU Main/University Hospital. Residents care for more patients with isolated problems, such as asthma or congestive heart failure. University Hospital East is also home to the OSU Sleep Program and Wound Care Center.
Residents rotate through many university and private outpatient offices during their ambulatory block rotations. The categorical resident continuity clinic is currently housed at the Martha Morehouse Plaza. Those residents participating in the Primary Care Track rotate at the newly opened CarePoint East Clinic. Residents also rotate through the Chalmers P. Wylie Columbus VA Clinic during their second year ambulatory block.