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Recognized as being among the nation’s best hospitals,the Ohio State University Medical Center and its JamesCancer Hospital attract patients from Ohio and aroundthe world. The Ohio State University Medical Centerhad 13 specialties ranked among the best in the countryin the 2005 “America’s Best Hospitals” editionof U.S. News & World Report magazine.

The medical center admits more than 44,000 patientsannually and experiences some 635,000 outpatient visitsand surgeries per year, including more than 75,000emergency department visits. The range of primary andtertiary care facilities along with a large and diversepopulation, provide you with extensive patient careexposure.

As a resident, you will have the opportunity to work side-by-side with faculty members who are the leading experts in their fields, and be at the forefront of groundbreaking developments in clinical care, education and research. Ohio State is recognized for its pioneering efforts in the early detection and treatment of cervical cancer, the care of women with high-risk pregnancies, the discovery of hairy cell leukemia, and the development of radioimmuno-guided surgery for cancer. In addition, one of the country’s largest and most technologically advanced solid organ transplant programs is found at Ohio State.

In 2004 the Ross Heart Hospital opened placingOhio State among a small group of academic medical centers thathave melded cardiovascular research with clinicalcare to form integrated heart care problems tailored to the needs of the patient.

Ohio State is one of the premier research institutesin the nation, and the College of Medicine attracts more than $158million in research funding annually. TheBiomedical Research Tower, to be completed in 2006, will double the amount ofresearch space on Ohio State’s campus, tying together laboratories andproviding a centralized facility for educating students and residents.

And if you need to take a break during yourrotation at the medical center, you can unwind in the beautifulHouse Staff Call Suites. The $2 million, 17,000 squarefoot facility features 40 sleep rooms, a spacious lounge, computer center,vending area, and classroom.

A World Class Medical Center

The OSU Medical Center includes:

  • The College of Medicine
  • The Schools of Allied Medical Professions,and Biomedical Sciences
  • University Hospital
  • University Hospital East
  • James Cancer Hospital and Solove ResearchInstitute
  • The Biomedical Research Tower
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Ross Heart Hospital
  • Ohio State Harding Hospital
  • Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Davis Heart and Lung ResearchInstitute
  • Prior Health SciencesLibrary
  • Nisonger Center forMedical Retardationand DevelopmentalDisabilities
  • NeurobiotechnologyCenter
  • Center for BehavioralMedicine Research
  • Numerous ambulatory,primary careand sub-specialtyclinics throughout CentralOhio

Discoveries and Firsts

From The Ohio State University Medical Center
  • Ohio State is a world leader in the developmentand use of robotics in surgery. Ohio State was thefirstU.S. medical center to perform a complete heart bypassusing minimally invasive robotics technology.
  • In 2003, an Ohio State faculty member became thefirst physician on the United States to implant adigital pacemaker in a patient.
  • Ohio State pioneered the diagnosis and treatmentof heart failure. The drug, Dobutamine, researchedand developed by Carl Leier, MD, helps heart failureand heart transplant patients throughout the world.
  • Ohio State faculty created the nation's first IndependentStudy curriculum for medical school education in1970.
  • OSU Medical Center installed the world's most powerfulhuman magnetic resonance imaging scanner in 1998- the 8 Tesla MRI and remains a leader in imagingresearch.
  • Ohio State developed the country's first humancancer genetics fellowship.
  • Discovery of hairy cell leukemia by Bertha A. Bouroncle,MD.
  • Development of deoxycoformycin to cure hairy cellleukemia by Bertha A. Bouroncle, MD, Michael Grever,MD, and Eric Kraut, MD.
  • Discovery by Albert de la Chappelle, MD, PhD, ofthe first founder mutation for cancer in the UnitedStates.


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