The University of North Carolina Hospitals (UNCH) serve as a referral center for the people of North Carolina and as a primary care facility for the local community. It is also home to a Level I Trauma Center and serves as lead institution for the Mid-Carolina Regional Advisory Committee. UNCH is located in the Division of Health Affairs complex on the south campus of the University. The Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Social Work are located in the same complex. UNCH comprises the main teaching center for the UNC School of Medicine at Chapel Hill. A 684-bed facility, UNC Hospitals includes North Carolina Memorial Hospital, North Carolina Neurosciences Hospital, North Carolina Women's Hospital, the North Carolina Children's Hospital and the recently completed North Carolina Cancer Hospital.
The North Carolina Children's Hospital relocated to a separate, state-of-the-art structure in 2002. Each year, more than 32,000 children from all 100 North Carolina counties come to UNC in over 92,000 visits for diagnosis and treatment. This new family-focused hospital serves as the primary teaching facility for UNC pediatric residents. It adjoins the North Carolina Women's Hospital which opened in 2002. Carolina Air Care, a sophisticated ground and helicopter transport system, provides transportation for selected sick children from community hospitals to the NC Children's Hospital.
WakeMed is a 870-bed private, not-for-profit health care system serving the population of Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina, and surrounding communities. The patient population varies widely and ranges from professionals who work in RTP whose primary doctors do not do Hospitalist medicine to the rapidly growing immigrant population from Mexico and Central America that calls North Carolina home. Most UNC residency programs use Wake Med as a training site. Rotations at Wake Med for UNC med/peds residents may include inpatient medicine, inpatient pediatrics, and outpatient pediatrics. Attendings at Wake Med are dedicated clinician educators with UNC faculty appointments. The ride to Raleigh takes approximately 40 minutes from Chapel Hill.
Internal Medicine at Wake Med - Medicine residents rotate though one of four housestaff teaching teams. The teams are composed of one resident, one-two interns and one 3rd or 4th year medical student. The teams are staffed with WakeMed internal medicine hospitalist attendings. Call is every fourth day with the last admission called in at 6pm and a senior night float resident covering the teams each night. On average, one month is spent on the inpatient wards at WakeMed per year of residency. There are two educational conferences each day.
Pediatrics at Wake Med – Pediatric residents at Wake Med participate in a hybrid inpatient and outpatient rotation where the month is divided into clinic days, day hospital shifts, and night hospital shifts. The pediatric teams are comprised of upper-level residents, interns, and third and fourth year medical students. Residents care for a variety of patients in the clinic and in the hospital. There is one educational conference every day.
Moses Cone Health System is a not-for-profit, community-based, system of five hospitals. The flagship hospital, Moses H. Cone Memorial is a 535-bed teaching hospital in Greensboro. Pediatric residents complete inpatient and outpatient pediatric rotations at Moses Cone. On the inpatient rotation, residents see patients in a variety of settings, following them from presentation in the Emergency Room to the 4 bed ICU to the floor. Inpatient teams consist of two residents, two interns, and third and fourth year medical students. The outpatient experience in Greensboro is at Guilford Child Health, a not-for-profit medical home for children n Guilford County. Upper level residents at Moses Cone take overnight q 4 call. Overnight intern coverage is through a night float system. The pediatric teaching faculty have UNC appointments and are committed to quality teaching. There is a noon conference every day. The drive to Greensboro from Chapel Hill is approximately 50 minutes.