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.
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 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 (new) James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute opened in December 2014 and includes integrated spaces for research, education and patient care. "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. Three 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. Hematology 5 cares for undifferentiated cancers. 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. The new James is also home to the new Critical Care Center including 144 critical care beds and is where the residents rotate for the MICU service.
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 General Medicine ward serviceshave one intern and one resident. 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 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.
Residents rotate through many university and private outpatient offices during their ambulatory block rotations. Categorical residents have three options for continuity clinic locations: Martha Morehouse Plaza, CarePoint East Clinic, and Central Ohio Primary Care (a new pilot program). Those residents participating in the Primary Care Track rotate at CarePoint East Clinic. Residents also rotate through the Chalmers P. Wylie Columbus VA Clinic during their second year ambulatory block.