Penn's medical campus resides in an urban setting in the university city neighborhood of philadelphia. The main medical campus spans over 18 city blocks, and includes the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), The Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine outpatient care center, and multiple research bulidings, including the new Smilow Center for Translational Research.
Our residency training takes place at three hospitals: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC), and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
With more than 700 beds, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) is a major tertiary referral center for the mid-Atlantic and immediate Philadelphia region. More than 30,000 procedures, ranging from the routine to cardiothoracic and multi-organ transplantation surgery, are performed each year in the operating rooms at HUP. HUP is consistently ranked as one of the hospitals in the country. Patients recover after major procedures in the 54-bed Surgical Intensive Care Unit, cared for by members of the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care. It is adjacent to the University of Pennsylvania campus, and is attached to the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine — a state-of-the-art facility that contains the hospitals "surgi-center" — as well as the number two ranked medical school in the country — the Perelman School of Medicine.
Clinical rotations and areas of emphasis include:
- Ambulatory surgery
- Cardiac surgery
- Thoracic surgery
- Orthopaedic surgery
- Gynecologic surgery
- Trauma service
- Vascular surgery
- Otorhinolaryngologic surgery
- Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
- Invasive radiology and NMR imaging
- General, urologic and plastic surgery
- Neurosurgery and neurosurgical intensive care
- Pain service (Acute and Chronic)
- Surgical intensive care and recovery room
- Transplantation surgery: liver, heart, pancreas, kidney, lung
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), the first pediatric hospital in the United States, is a modern, 430-bed tertiary center located adjacent to HUP. Year after year CHOP is ranked as the top pediatric hospital in the United States, CHOP serves as the primary pediatric training facility for the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
Members of the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care and the Department of Medicine's Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine manage 25,000 anesthetics annually in 21 operating rooms, a variety of ancillary locations, and direct the 66-bed multidisciplinary Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
Clinical divisions include:
- General anesthesia, including a full range of surgical subspecialties
- Cardiac anesthesia
- Critical care medicine
- Pain service
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC) is a 300+ bed hospital located less than 1 mile northwest of HUP. It has a long tradition of service to the surrounding community in West Philadelphia, and it provides an unique mix of "community practice" in an academic environment.
PPMC is a major orthopedic site in the Health System, and residents rotate there in order to expand this part of their practice, including regional blocs for both upper and lower limb orthopedic procedures. It is also the location of the service for the care of patients with chronic pain problems.
It is also the home to the residency program's internship