The University, the College of Medicine, and the Hospitals
University of South Alabama Children's & Women's Hospital is one of more than five patient care facilities utilized for medical student and resident training. Children's & Women's Hospital is a freestanding hospital dedicated specifically to the health care needs of children and women along the central Gulf Coast.
The University of South Alabama (USA) is a state-supported institution located in Mobile, Alabama. After opening to 264 students in 1964, USA now has a diverse and rapidly growing enrollment of over 15,000 in the undergraduate programs, graduate school and the College of Medicine.
The College of Medicine provides all facets of medical education, research and patient care. Medical education in the College of Medicine starts on the main university campus in the Medical Sciences Building (MSB) which houses lecture halls, anatomy laboratories, a surgical skills laboratory, and standardized patient rooms. Adjacent to the MSB are the Active Learning Center and Patient Simulation Laboratories.
The USA Medical Center and USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital serve as the primary patient care facilities for the College of Medicine. Other clinical training facilities are located on the USA Springhill campus, the USA Mitchell Cancer Institute, the Stanton Road Clinic, the Mobile Infirmary Medical Center, and at a number of family medicine preceptor sites throughout Alabama. Within the two university hospitals are housed all major specialties including a Level I Trauma Center, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the USA Regional Burn and Wound Care Center, the Center for Women’s Health, the Pulmonary Hypertension Program, Digestive Health Center, USA Center for Healthy Communities, and Coronary, Medical, Neurotrauma, Pediatric and Surgical Intensive Care Units.