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Academic Medical Center

Proud to Be a Teaching Hospital

University Medical Center New Orleans is proud to be an academic medical center, offering the doctors, nurses, and medical professionals of the future hands-on learning opportunities. We believe the best way to learn about the field of healthcare is to learn on the job, seeing firsthand how hospitals and other healthcare facilities operate.

What is an Academic Medical Center (AMC)?

An academic medical center is a hospital that partners with teaching institutions to provide clinical care, education, and research.

AMCs also:

  • Are medical facilities with Joint Commission accreditation and a commitment to training future health care providers
  • Are focused on National Patient Safety Goals and Patient Satisfaction
  • Offer access to medical providers in all the major disciplines working together in teams to provide care 24/7
  • Are the gateways to the latest discoveries in medicine by offering opportunities to participate in clinical trials

One of the most important contributions of University Medical Center is the training given to thousands of medical, dentistry, nursing and allied health students annually. As New Orleans’ largest teaching hospital and training facility for many of the state’s physicians, University Medical Center plays an integral role in shaping the future of healthcare for the region.

We are proudly affiliated with LSU Health New Orleans and Tulane University medical schools, and nursing and allied health programs, further strengthening our commitment to healthcare education and training.