The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) is a 988-bed hospital. The HUP Emergency Department is a bi-level ED with 61 patient treatment areas, and a total annual volume of over 69,000 visits. Its clinical services include disaster preparedness, emergency medical services, emergency ultrasound, hyperbaric medicine, observation medicine, resuscitation and critical care, toxicology, quality improvement and safety, trauma, and travel medicine. There is a high level of acuity in the HUP ED providing complex care for various disease states including cardiologic, neurologic, oncologic and traumatic emergencies.
Core clinical rotations include Adult Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Medical Intensive Care, Neurocritical Care, and Surgical Intensive Care. Elective experiences are available in, but not limited to: Toxicology, Pain Management and Palliative Care, Infectious Diseases, and Heart and Vascular Surgical Intensive Care. Longitudinal experiences include medication safety, staffing responsibilities (every 3rd weekend), research, interdisciplinary education, and Emergency Medicine committee work.
The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) is world-renowned for its clinical and research excellence, forging the way for newer and better ways to diagnose and treat illnesses and disorders. Its long and rich history of top-notch patient care began more than two centuries ago with the founding of the nation's first medical school, the University of Pennsylvania. Since 1765 when it first opened its doors, Penn has been dedicated to the training of medical professionals and the discovery and implementation of new medical knowledge. The world-class faculty and staff of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania are dedicated to superior patient care, education, and research for a better, healthier future. Their significant and groundbreaking contributions to medicine are recognized both nationally and internationally. The interdisciplinary team of professionals provides personalized care and service to patients — all within a compassionate and respectful environment. Innovative research coupled with responsive, hands-on care allows Penn to tailor treatment specifically to individual patient needs. HUP's reputation as a world leader in medical research and clinical care ...attracts the highest quality medical specialists from around the world. The supportive and collaborative environment encourages physicians and staff to keep reaching ahead to find new ways to improve the quality and length of life for everyone.