Inpatient Experience

Although most upper extremity cases are performed on an outpatient basis, fellows are expected to perform inpatient rounds for all patients on whom they have operated on the day following surgery. Subsequent to the first day, the fellow and resident on the hand service will share rounding responsibilities, with a preference towards rounding on patients the trainee has operated on. Patient reports will be presented to the appropriate supervising attending surgeon on a daily basis. This post-operative management is an important part of training. All inpatient consultations will be initially seen by the resident on call and then assessed by the fellow to generate a preliminary treatment plan, and then reviewed by the supervising attending to generate a final treatment plan.

Facilities the fellows will use for inpatient care include:

Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix is a Level One trauma hospital in the heart of downtown Phoenix. Along with renowned acute care services, it serves as the academic hub for the fellowship program and the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix.

Banner Boswell Medical Center (BBMC) has been providing excellent patient care in the northwest area of metropolitan Phoenix since 1970. The 501-bed campus has more than 700 physicians to provide a full spectrum of medical services.

CCMC photo Banner Children's at Cardon Children's Medical Center is a comprehensive children's hospital that serves greater Phoenix in Arizona and beyond. The children's hospital shares the same campus as Banner Desert Medical Center.

Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center (BDWMC) opened its doors in 1988 and has been growing ever since to meet the health care needs of the communities in the northwest area of metropolitan Phoenix. The nonprofit acute care hospital has 404 licensed beds. Designed to grow with the community, Banner Del E. Webb has the ability to add  additional beds, growing the campus to nearly 500 beds in the future.

Banner Desert Medical Center (BDMC) is a 459-bed, nonprofit hospital, providing a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services. The hospital is one of the largest and most comprehensive facilities in Arizona. Banner Desert Medical Center serves as a tertiary referral center for the East Valley of metropolitan Phoenix.