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Aerial view of Tripler Army Medical Command

Tripler Army Medical Center
1 Jarrett White Road Honolulu, HI 96859


Tripler Army Medical Center is a 450 bed tertiary care medical center in the middle of the Pacific Ocean responsible for joint service care of active duty and their dependents over the entire Pacific Rim. Tripler also has a responsibility to care for patients from the countries of the Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, Guam, Marshall Islands, Northern Marianas and American Samoa who qualify due to the severity of their illness under the Pacific Island Health Care Project, which exposes residents to both rarely seen tropical pathologies and common ailments that have been allowed to progress due to lack of routine medical care. In addition Tripler began to accept DOD sponsored acute trauma patients in January of 2012. This is the location which all residents call home.




Front Entrance to Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Hospital

Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center & Clinic
3288 Moanalua Road
Honolulu, HI 96819


This is a 263 bed multi-disciplinary hospital with a 16 bed combined MICU/SICU and 16 recently remodeled operating rooms. Residents begin rotations here for two months starting in their second year and progress to three months each during their R3-R5 years. Represented specialties include colorectal, surgical oncology, minimally invasive surgery, and vascular surgery. Residents will typically pull 24 hour at home call every 3rd to 4th day for inpatient questions and emergency room consults. This hospital is located just down the hill from Tripler.




Queens Medical Center

Queens Medical Center
1301 Punchbowl Street
Honolulu, HI 96813


The Queen’s Medical Center (QMC) is a 500-bed tertiary care hospital, the State’s trauma center and has dedicated medical, neurology, surgical/trauma, and cardiovascular intensive care units. Residents rotate here for three months during their R4 year with an emphasis on performing head/neck and thoracic cases. In hospital 24 hour call is generally performed every 3rd to 4th night with the resident covering all floor and intensive care unit patients, and non-trauma emergency room consults.




Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center

Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center-
Trauma Rotation
1983 Marengo Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033


Also known as County/USC, by the abbreviation LAC+USC, or by the name Los Angeles County General, is a 600-bed public teaching hospital located in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. It is jointly operated by Los Angeles County and the University of Southern California. It provides healthcare services for the region’s medically underserved and is a Level I trauma center which treats over 28 percent of the region’s trauma victims.

Residents spend three months of their R3 year at this hospital seeing strictly trauma consults which can easily surpass fifteen to twenty per 24 hour call shift. A furnished apartment is provided for all residents approximately ten minutes from the hospital.




Brooke Army Medical Center-Burn Center Rotation

Brooke Army Medical Center-Burn Center Rotation
3851 Roger Brooke Drive
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234


The Burn Center includes a 16-bed burn intensive care unit (BICU) providing care for patients with severe burns, inhalation injury, toxic epidermal necrolysis, necrotizing fasciitis, and other trauma for which the Burn Center team is optimally positioned to care for. Specialized support services include integral continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) . A dedicated respiratory therapy service consisting of 20 full-time therapists provides comprehensive pulmonary care, utilizating a variety of ventilators and modalities, including high-frequency percussive ventilation. A 24-bed progressive care ward provides either initial or extended care for patients admitted from the Emergency Department or clinic or in transfer from the BICU. All R2 residents will spend one month at the Burn Unit in BAMC and gain ample experience in burn critical care as well as debridement, grafting, and woundcare. In-house all averages every 3rd to 4th night though this is variable per rotation.




Inova Fairfax Hospital-Transplant Rotation

Inova Fairfax Hospital- Transplant Rotation
3300 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA 22042


Inova Transplant Center at Inova Fairfax Hospital offers a full scope of inpatient and outpatient transplant services for patients who require kidney, pancreas, heart, lung or bone marrow transplantations. Residents spend one month here during their R4 year.



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