1992-1993 Education Catalogue by UCI - University of California Irvine

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Page 350 of 1992-1993 Education Catalogue

348 uci 1992-93 • college of medicine the uci college of medicine became part of the university of california in 1965 prior to this time it was known as the california college of medicine which traces its roots to a private institution founded in 1896 the college is dedicated to advancing the knowledge and practice of medicine for the benefit of society this mission is being achieved through the accomplishment of the following complementary and synergistic objectives scholarly research of the highest quality to further the understanding of human biology and the diagnosis treatment and prevention of disease education of physicians who meet the highest standards of professional competence and achievement development of scholars in the clinical and basic sciences who will assume leadership roles in medical practice education and research provision of high-quality medical care to patients through the uci clinical services system that will serve as a model of excellence dissemination of the results of advances in medical research and practice health sciences complex the medical school facilities comprise a 121-acre site which has been designated the health sciences complex twenty-nine acres have been developed to provide space for teaching research and patient care as well as offices for departmental administration the college s basic science instructional programs are located in modem well-equipped medical sciences buildings these units provide space for first and second-year classes lecture halls offices and laboratories for various basic and clinical departments and a student center other buildings house the college s administration laboratories biomedical sciences library and student center in addition the 40,000-square-foot plumwood house which was completed in spring 1990 is devoted to basic research in the fields of neurological disorders diagnostic systems and reagents and industrial bioreactors in this facility faculty from the department of biological chemistry share laboratory space with corporate researchers comprehensive outpatient services are available on campus through the uci medical plaza and the beckman laser institute and medical clinic housing one of the world s leading programs in medical laser technology the beckman laser clinic offers state-of-the-art treatment for cancer of the head neck and female reproductive system cardiovascular disease and ophthalmologic procedures i the uci medical plaza capitalizes upon the broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic programs of the college as well as the extensive clinical expertise of the faculty the facility offers services in a variety of specialties including internal medicine obstetrics and gynecology pediatrics dermatology ophthalmology cardiology orthopedics gastroenterology and neurology special programs in diabetes multiple sclerosis alzheimer s disease and inflammatory bowel diseases also are available also located in the plaza is the lon v smith eye clinic which offers the latest in diagnostic health care for eye diseases including computerized refraction analysis glaucoma diagnosis and ultrasound analysis of eye disorders clinical services system medical services offered by the college are provided through the uci clinical services system this system comprises the uci medical center in orange one community clinic in santa ana another clinic in anaheim and numerous affiliated hospitals and clinics located in orange los angeles san bernardino and kern counties it incorporates the talents and medical expertise of more than 450 full-time clinical faculty of the college as well as approximately 1,800 community physicians who serve as voluntary faculty the purposes of the uci clinical services system are to serve the community and to maintain an environment of excellence in medical education and research at the uci medical center the college offers students and residents a full range of clinical education and research activities from primary care to the most technical subspecialties the community clinics offer primary continuity-of-care medicine and the college s affiliated hospitals and clinics round out the educational program together these facilities offer opportunities for clinical training in specific specialties and exposure to a wide range of patient populations for more than 600 resident physicians 184 third and fourth-year medical students and numerous allied health and nursing students as major providers of medical care the institutions of the uci clinical services system play a critical role in meeting the health care needs of four southern california counties the college has one of the largest training programs for primary care physicians in the united states and its clinical programs in bums cancer diabetes heart disease psychiatry obstetrics infectious disease perinatology and trauma are recognized across the country uci medical center the university of california irvine medical center located in the city of orange is a 493-bed comprehensive medical care center it is the principal clinical facility of the college of medicine operated by the university the medical faculty of the college of medicine together with the medical resident-physician staff provide the professional care services are provided in medicine surgery obstetrics and gynecology pediatrics psychiatry family medicine dermatology pathology radiology physical medicine and rehabilitation ophthalmology neurology and anesthesiology the uci medical center also has cardiac pediatric neonatal respiratory bum and medical-surgical intensive care units and more than 90 specialty outpatient clinics it is the designated countywide level i tertiary trauma referral center a major capital improvement program at the uci medical center includes the construction of new intensive care units for medical surgical and cardiac patients in addition the lobby pathology laboratories and general medical floors are being upgraded the construction of a 92-bed psychiatric hospital to replace the existing psychiatric facility also is underway the uci medical pavilion a companion facility to the uci medical plaza on campus houses multispecialty care facilities it is also the interim site for the uci clinical cancer center while construction progresses on a 56,000-square foot facility for comprehensive outpatient cancer care upon completion in 1992 the center will encompass all of the basic and clinical subspecialties involved in adult and pediatric oncology including specialized medical nursing and ancillary care necessary to diagnose and manage patients with cancer uci-community clinic of orange county the community clinic of orange county ccoc is located in the city of santa ana and is the home of the refugee preventive health service program and the urban health initiative program which are overseen by the department of family medicine ccoc provides training for medical students in their primary care rotations as well as for first second and third-year family medicine residents eeoc provides care for approximately 35,000 outpatient visits annually uci-north orange county community clinic the north orange county community clinic noccc is located in the city of anaheim and provides training programs for resident physicians in primary care general internal medicine and general uc irvine 1992-1993