Rotation Sites

UT Health San Antonio, Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, San Antonio, Texas

The Division of Trauma and Emergency Surgery was established in 1993 to centralize and improve the care of trauma victims in Bexar County and the surrounding 22-county region in South Texas. More than 3000 trauma victims are admitted yearly to University Hospital. In addition to providing trauma care, the division also provides 24-hour emergency surgical services and critical care services to patients at University Hospital, both in the surgical trauma ICU and in the transplant ICU.

University Health System (UHS) – University Hospital, San Antonio, Texas

University Hospital, a 604-bed acute care hospital, is the primary teaching facility for UT Health San Antonio, a regional Level 1 trauma center and a leader in organ transplantation. The University Health System employs more than 4,000 people and maintains an operating budget of over $615 million annually. The Trauma Center manages 4,000 Level 1 trauma activations a year; the Emergency Center averages 70,000 emergency patients each year. All trauma surgeons staffing the UH Trauma Center are active members of the UT Health San Antonio faculty and closely supervise the team of trauma residents, fellows, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.

The Emergency Center at University Hospital is the largest ER in San Antonio – treating an average of 70,000 patients each year. It is also home to the leading Level I Trauma Center for a 22-county region of South/Central Texas.

Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital, San Antonio, Texas

The Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital (ALMMVH), named after the nation’s most decorated World War II hero, is a quaternary care facility affiliated with UT Health San Antonio.  Comprehensive health care is provided through acute medical, surgical, mental health, physical medicine and rehabilitation, geriatric, and primary care services. ALMMVH provides quaternary services including bone marrow transplantation, open-heart surgery, magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography, and as a Level II Research facility, ALMMVH conducts research in the areas of aging, cardiac surgery, cancer, diabetes and HIV.  This facility hosts one of three National Institutes of Health sponsored clinical research centers in the VA and in addition, supports the Geriatric Research, Education & Clinical Center (GRECC), which is a “Center of Excellence.”

Managed by UT Health San Antonio anesthesia critical care faculty, the Surgical ICU (SICU) at ALMMVH is comprised of 12-beds with a high census, providing a significant educational experience for our surgical critical care fellows in the areas of cardiac surgical intensive care, geriatric critical care, bedside ultrasound, and transesophageal echocardiography.

Methodist Hospital, San Antonio, Texas

Methodist Hospital is located in San Antonio’s renowned South Texas Medical Center. Opened in 1963, the hospital has grown to be Methodist Healthcare System’s most comprehensive medical care facility, recognized as the largest and most preferred healthcare provider specializing in cardiovascular services, robotics, oncology, emergency medicine, orthopedics, and women’s health. Beyond being known for creating exceptional patient experiences, Methodist Hospital maintains an award-winning reputation and has received several prestigious accreditations for clinical excellence.

Military Sites:

San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC), Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio,Texas

SAMMC-North is a modern state-of-the-art, 450-bed health care facility that provides level-one trauma care and graduate medical education. It is the only level-one trauma center in the Department of the Army and serves as a world-class health science center for inpatient and ambulatory care, continuing to develop and enhance its trauma care, training, and Graduate Medical Education.

The United States Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR), Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas

Dedicated to both laboratory and clinical trauma research, the USAISR provides requirements-driven combat casualty care medical solutions and products for injured soldiers, from self-aid through definitive care. The U.S. Army Burn Center provides care to approximately 300 burn patients annually. The Burn Center serves the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs, several other federal agencies, and civilians in the South Texas region.