Clinical Rotations in the UK and US
A strong network of US and UK hospital teaching sites
AUC medical students have the option of completing clinical rotations at affiliated hospital teaching sites in the United States and United Kingdom. Currently, AUC students rotating in the U.S. and UK are able to complete all core rotations within one geographic area. Students must pass USMLE Step 1 prior to beginning core rotations.
CLINICAL ROTATIONS IN THE US
AFFILIATED HOSPITALS IN THE US
Ascension Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan is a 459-bed teaching hospital with a medical staff of 948 physicians. In addition to the main hospital, Ascension Providence offers outpatient care at more than 20 primary and specialty care centers. It is also a member of Ascension Healthcare, a growing, national network of community-based health care services that provides comprehensive prevention, primary care and treatment programs.
U.S. News & World Report ranks Ascension Providence among the Top 50 Hospitals in the US for cancer care. It's one of only three metropolitan hospitals to be recognized for cancer care in the 2001 edition of “America’s Best Hospitals.” To produce that list, which includes the top 50 hospitals in each of 13 different specialties, U.S. News & World Report annually ranks more than 6,000 U.S. hospitals based on a number of criteria.
Graduate medical education is provided to 150 resident physicians in 14 specialty programs. The hospital is a major clinical education site for medical students from Wayne State University. AUC students may complete all 72 weeks of core rotations and electives at Ascension Providence Hospital.
Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital provides a full continuum of clinical programs nationally ranked for quality excellence and a medical staff of nearly 500 physicians, representing a wide range of medical specialties providing primary, secondary and tertiary-level care. Ascension Providence Rochester has newly-renovated facilities and cutting-edge technology for providing patients with the most advanced medical care on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is a full-service community hospital with 527 licensed beds between two campuses. As the first hospital in Baton Rouge, opening its doors in 1900, Baton Rouge General has a long history of groundbreaking milestones, as well as providing the Greater Baton Rouge community with high quality healthcare for generations.
Brentwood Behavioral Health Company is a 200-bed psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment facility that has served the Louisiana, East Texas and South Arkansas regions for over 31 years. AUC students have the opportunity to complete their psychiatry core rotation as well as psychiatry-related electives at Brentwood.
BronxCare Health System is the largest voluntary, not-for-profit health care system serving the South and Central Bronx. With two major hospital divisions and 958-beds, BronxCare offers a major psychiatric facility, two specialized long-term care facilities, and an extensive network of 70 medical practices, including the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Health Center. The hospital ranks #1 in the metropolitan area (9th in the nation) for quality of care, affordability, efficiency, and patient satisfaction.
The Brooklyn Hospital Center is approved for the residency training by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The purpose of Graduate Medical Education (GME) is to provide an organized educational program with guidance and supervision of the student/resident, facilitating the student/resident’s ethical, professional and personal development while ensuring safe and appropriate care for patients. The GME Center is located in the 7th floor of the Maynard Building. Core rotations available for AUC students include Internal Medicine (12 weeks), Surgery (12 Weeks), OB/GYN (6 Weeks), Pediatrics (6 Weeks), and Family Practice (6 Weeks). Elective rotations available are Emergency Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hematology/ Oncology, Pulmonary, and Oral Maxillo Facial Surgery.
The Center for Haitian Studies, Health and Human Services (CHS) is a community-based non-profit corporation which provides a wide range of social and health services primarily to the underserved population of Miami-Dade County, Florida. CHS, in collaboration with its academic affiliates, offers an excellent opportunity to local, national and international medical students, medical residents, student nurses, student medical assistant and nurse practitioner students to obtain culturally competent educational experience.
Flushing Hospital opened in 1884 and has gown to meet the community's needs. It is a 325 bed not-for-profit teaching hospital offering a full array of primary and specialty health care services to the Queens community including their recently renovated Emergency Department and state of the art Labor, Delivery & Recovery Suites.
Kern Medical Center is a 222-bed acute care teaching hospital that serves a community of approximately 650,000. The hospital is owned and operated by the County of Kern and is the only local hospital dedicated to physician resident training.
With knowledge and expertise from over 1,300 staff members, Kern Medical Center is an academic teaching hospital that trains more than 90 residents specializing in Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN and Surgery. Affiliations with UCLA, UCSD, and UCI Schools of Medicine, give nearly 1,000 visiting doctors, researchers and other professionals an opportunity to assist our 65 full-time faculty physicians and take an active role in the teaching process.
AUC students are eligible to undertake all core rotations and the required Family Practice elective at Kern Medical Center.
Mount Sinai Hospital, a 319-licensed acute care bed hospital, provides a wide array of quality medical, surgical, behavioral health, therapeutic and diagnostic services. The Emergency Department, a Level I Adult Trauma Center, provides care to approximately 50,000 patients each year. The Labor and Delivery unit welcomes over 2,000 newborns annually—the second highest number of any hospital in Chicago. A teaching hospital for the Chicago area, Mount Sinai Hospital trains more than 700 aspiring health care professionals through undergraduate, graduate, residency and fellowship programs each year.
The Nassau Health Care Corporation (NHCC) plays a vital role in the delivery of health care in Nassau County. The Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC), the A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility in Uniondale, and their community health centers provide critical health services to all residents of Nassau County, but particularly to those who are most in need.
Designated as a Level I Trauma Center – one of only four on Long Island – Nassau University Medical Center treats over half of all serious trauma in Nassau County in five separate emergency rooms: medical emergencies; surgical emergencies; pediatric emergencies; a separate Gynecology suite; and an Emergency Ambulatory Unit, along with a locked psychiatric emergency section. The 530-bed tertiary care teaching hospital is part of a 1,200-bed health care system, with a 589-bed A. Holly Patterson skilled nursing facility and six community health centers located throughout Nassau County. Annually, the safety net hospital treats over 75,000 people in its emergency rooms and another 270,000 people receive care in over 80 outpatient specialties. Some of its outstanding, highly specialized services include a self-contained Burn Center; the region’s largest Hyperbaric Chamber; Breast Imaging; an Eye Center; a Dentistry and Oral Surgery Center; an AIDS Center; a Cardiac Catherization Lab; a new MRI Facility; a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and an Orthopaedics Department specializing in minimally invasive surgery.
Founded in 1935, NUMC serves as a major teaching campus of the Health Science Center of the State University of New York at Stony Brook and is affiliated with the North Shore LIJ Health System. With a staff of over 3,400, NHCC serves as a center for teaching and learning and encourages research and innovation, continually striving to improve patient care with 95% of its physicians board certified.
Spring Grove Hospital Center is a 330-bed complex that provides a broad spectrum of inpatient and residential psychiatric services to adults. The Center is owned and operated by the State of Maryland, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. It is located in Catonsville, just outside of Baltimore.
Fully accredited and certified, Spring Grove has an ongoing commitment to providing psychiatric care and treatment of the highest quality. It was founded in 1797 and is now the second oldest continuously operating psychiatric hospital in the United States.
Spring Grove maintains a number of student teaching programs and serves as a popular training site for many professional schools, including the University of Maryland. Its commitment to its international medical student program is reflected in Cottage 5, where medical students are provided housing and study space on the Spring Grove grounds.
AUC students are eligible to undertake core clerkships in Psychiatry at Spring Grove Hospital Center.
St. Agnes HealthCare is a full-service community teaching hospital with residency programs in a number of medical/surgical specialties. Established in 1906, the St. Agnes surgical residency program is the second oldest in the United States; the medical residency was founded shortly thereafter. Today, it is a comprehensive health system with physicians, hospital, outpatient Ambulatory Surgery Center, Diagnostic Imaging Center, Cancer Center, ambulatory clinics and other provider relationships.
Key services at St. Agnes HealthCare include: The St. Agnes Cancer Center, The Chest Pain Emergency Center, Cardiovascular Services, Women’s Health Services, The Joint Connection, The Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery and Telemedicine and the St. Agnes Emergency Department, which includes Pediatric, Adult and Urgent Care Emergency Centers. St. Agnes also supports off-site facilities such as the Seton Imaging Center.
Residencies are based primarily at St. Agnes Hospital, with rotations at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the University of Maryland. Exceptional support services, such as nursing staff and IV teams, allow the resident physician to concentrate on the care of patients and other academic pursuits. The general surgery resident is exposed to all subspecialties, resulting in a broad-based surgical experience.
AUC students are eligible to undertake core rotations in the areas of Internal Medicine and Surgery, and also many elective specialties at St. Agnes Hospital.
St. John’s Episcopal Hospital South Shore is a 332-bed community teaching hospital serving Far Rockaway and the Five Towns, an area that is densely populated, culturally and economically diverse, and medically underserved. An 11-story facility, St. John’s is also connected via a covered overhead walkway to the 163-bed Bishop Charles Waldo MacLean Episcopal Nursing Home.
Accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Inc. and the American Osteopathic Association, this voluntary hospital has one of the finest graduate medical education programs in the metropolitan area. Affiliated with the State University of New York Health Science Center in Brooklyn, St. John’s is currently training interns and residents in a number of specialties.
Founded in 1907, Saint Mary's Hospital has over 1,900 staff members and continues to expand its network of services. Saint Mary's Hospital is an acute care community teaching hospital located in Waterbury, Connecticut. The hospital offers a Level II Trauma Center.
AUC students are eligible to undertake a core rotation in surgery at Saint Mary’s along with surgery electives. The Saint Mary’s residency program is affiliated with the University of Connecticut and Yale University School of Medicine in nearby New Haven and is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
Adventist HealthCare, based in Gaithersburg, Md., is a faith-based, not-for-profit organization of dedicated professionals who work together each day to provide excellent wellness, disease management and health-care services to the community.
Through an affiliation with Western Connecticut Health Network, AUC students can complete clinical rotations at Danbury Hospital, a 371-bed regional medical center and university teaching hospital associated with Yale University School of Medicine, the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and the University of Vermont College of Medicine. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Danbury among the top three hospitals in Connecticut, and the facility is one of seven that exceeded expected standards of care in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure, and knee replacement.
CLINICAL ROTATIONS IN THE UK
AFFILIATED HOSPITALS IN THE UK
AFFILIATED UK HOSPITALS
Epsom is a popular 1930s hospital with a large new wing in an affluent area on the southwestern edge of London. This facility has been described by students as being "just like suburban New York." The 320-bed hospital is surrounded by houses and suburban parks.
Queen's Hospital in Romford is a large acute hospital which opened its award-wining building to patients in 2006. It operates a full A&E service with trauma centre and a hyper-acute stroke unit. Its specialties include one of the largest maternity units in the country together with the Queen’s Birth Centre, a renal dialysis unit and a specialist neurosciences centre.
St. Richard’s in Chichester is a 430-bed hospital that provides a full range of general acute hospital services including A&E, maternity, outpatients, day surgery and intensive care.
Located in Stockport, Greater Manchester, the 778-bed Stepping Hill Hospital was recently ranked one of the best hospitals in the United Kingdom for providing high-quality and safe care, according to its website. Urology, maternity, orthopedic and stroke services at Stepping Hill Hospital are highly rated nationally.
Wexham is a modern 400-bed hospital situated in the beautiful countryside on the edge of Slough – a large manufacturing town west of London (near Windsor Castle and the River Thames).
With approximately 500 beds, Worthing Hospital offers full range of general acute hospital services including A&E, maternity, outpatients, day surgery and intensive care.