The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) is a 200-acre complex located one mile south of the state Capitol. Three of the four hospitals where residents are assigned are located on the campus. These include OU Health University of Oklahoma Medical Center, Oklahoma Children's Hospital OU Health and Oklahoma City VA Medical Center. The fourth hospital, where the intern year is based, is Integris Baptist Medical Center, located about five miles north and west of OUHSC.
OU Health Sciences Center also includes the University of Oklahoma Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, Allied Health, Public Health, Nursing, Pharmacy, the Graduate College and the Robert M. Bird Health Sciences Library.
OUHSC is located within the Oklahoma Health Center, which also includes the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, the Dean A. McGee Eye Institute, the Oklahoma State Department of Health, the Sylvan N. Goldman Oklahoma Blood Center, the Medical Examiner's Office, the Oklahoma City Clinic, and the Center for Healthy Living.
The following paragraphs will describe in more detail the institutions most important to the educational program in anesthesiology.
- OU Health University of Oklahoma Medical Center – Becker’s Hospital Review named OU Health University of Oklahoma Medical Center one of the 100 Great Hospitals in America for 2020. University of Oklahoma Medical Center is the only comprehensive academic hospital in the state, offering the widest range of medical and surgical services in the region. Serving as Oklahoma’s only Level I trauma center, the hospital is a multi-state resource for every aspect of injury prevention and treatment. Surgical services include general surgery, neurosurgical, otorhinolaryngological, oral and maxillofacial, orthopedic, plastic, and obstetrical and gynecological. From July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002 12,377 separate procedures requiring anesthesia were performed, plus an additional 2,928 obstetrical procedures. 895 patients were seen in the Pain Management program.
Learn more and take a tour of the new patient tower at University of Oklahoma Medical Center.
- Oklahoma Children's Hospital OU Health –The only comprehensive, freestanding children's hospital in the state, Oklahoma Children's Hospital's bed capacity is 194, with 6 busy operating suites. In 2001, 4898 separate procedures requiring anesthesia were performed, including 151 pediatric open-heart surgeries.
- Veterans Affairs Medical Center -This hospital was one of the first veterans' hospitals to be located within a university medical center. Built in 1953, it was extensively remodeled from 1981-85. A new operating suite and intensive care tower were opened in the summer of 1994. Physically this hospital is connected to the Everett Tower and Children's Hospital by an overhead walkway. The facility serves as a teaching center for the University. All of the surgical specialties are represented, and have active programs, except obstetrics.
- Integris Baptist Medical Center-Baptist Medical Center is a large private hospital affiliated with the University, and located five miles to the north and west of the Oklahoma Health Center. The PGY-1 transitional year sponsored by the Department is based at Baptist. All services are represented in this impressive facility.
OU College of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology
920 Stanton L. Young Blvd. #1140
Oklahoma City, OK 73104