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Recognized as being among the nation’s best hospitals, the Ohio State University Medical Center and its James Cancer Hospital attract patients from Ohio and around the world. The Ohio State University Medical Center had 10 specialties ranked among the best in the country in the latest “America’s Best Hospitals” edition of U.S. News & World Report magazine.

The medical center admits more than 44,000 patients annually and experiences some 635,000 outpatient visits and surgeries per year, including more than 75,000emergency department visits. The range of primary and tertiary care facilities along with a large and diverse population, provide you with extensive patient care exposure.

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 radio immuno-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 placing Ohio State among a small group of academic medical centers that have melded cardiovascular research with clinical care to form integrated heart care problems tailored to the needs of the patient.

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

And if you need to take a break during your rotation at the medical center, you can unwind in the beautiful House Staff Call Suites. The $2 million, 17,000 square foot 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 Research Institute
  • The Biomedical Research Tower
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Ross Heart Hospital
  • Ohio State Harding Hospital
  • Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute
  • Health Sciences Library
  • Nisonger Center for Medical Retardation and Developmental Disabilities
  • Neurobiotechnology Center
  • Center for Behavioral Medicine Research
  • Numerous ambulatory, primary care and sub-specialty clinics throughout Central Ohio

Discoveries and Firsts

From The Ohio State University Medical Center
  • Ohio State is a world leader in the development and use of robotics in surgery. Ohio State was the first U.S. medical center to perform a complete heart bypass using minimally invasive robotics technology.
  • In 2003, an Ohio State faculty member became the first physician on the United States to implant a digital pacemaker in a patient.
  • Ohio State pioneered the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure. The drug, Dobutamine, researched and developed by Carl Leier, MD, helps heart failure and heart transplant patients throughout the world.
  • Ohio State faculty created the nation's first Independent Study curriculum for medical school education in1970.
  • OSU Medical Center installed the world's most powerful human magnetic resonance imaging scanner in 1998- the 8 Tesla MRI and remains a leader in imaging research.
  • Ohio State developed the country's first human cancer genetics fellowship.
  • Discovery of hairy cell leukemia by Bertha A. Bouroncle, MD.
  • Development of deoxycoformycin to cure hairy cell leukemia by Bertha A. Bouroncle, MD, Michael Grever, MD, and Eric Kraut, MD.
  • Discovery by Albert de la Chappelle, MD, PhD, of the first founder mutation for cancer in the United States.