The administrative offices and primary classroom facilities of the Whiddon College of Medicine are located on USA’s main campus, while clinical training facilities are primarily located at our hospital campuses. Numerous buildings used as educational and research facilities are being enhanced to accommodate our expanding programs in education, research and patient care.
Charles M. Baugh Biomedical Library
The Charles M. Baugh Biomedical Library supports medicine, nursing and allied health and holds standard reference works. It contains standard reference works in print, along with discipline-specific journals and books. An extensive collection of electronic resources – including books, journals and databases – are available through the Biomedical Library’s website, southalabama.edu/departments/ biomedicallibrary. Materials can be found in the University libraries’ online catalog, SOUTHcat (click on Catalog Search), or the University libraries’ e-resource locator (click on the Journals tab tab in the front page search box). The Biomedical Library provides access to online databases in the health sciences and to resources not in the Biomedical Library collection via interlibrary loan. Other services include reference assistance, document delivery service, literature searches, and individual and group instruction on the use of the library’s resources and research processes. Computer access and individual and group study rooms are also available.
Central Services and Administration Building (CSAB)
The office of the Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the Whiddon College of Medicine is located on the first floor of the CSAB. The Office of Medical School Admissions, Risk Management and Continuing Medical Education – as well as other administrative offices of the Whiddon College of Medicine – are also located in this building.
Children’s & Women’s Hospital
Children’s & Women’s Hospital is a full-service acute-care medical/surgical hospital. Officially opened and dedicated in September 1997 and recently expanded, it is one of only five freestanding hospitals in the United States dedicated to the healthcare of children and women. With nearly 3,000 deliveries annually, it is Mobile’s leader in births. Children’s & Women’s Hospital has the region’s only neonatal and pediatric intensive care units, both specially equipped and staffed to provide the most advanced care for premature, critically ill and critically injured children. The NICU includes a small baby unit providing specialized care for infants born at 28 weeks gestation or sooner. The high-risk
OB unit and the Labor/Delivery/Recovery unit are the regional referral centers for high-risk obstetrical patients for the central Gulf Coast. This hospital also features the award-winning USS Hope treatment center, which uses “distraction therapy” to give young patients the feeling of traveling in a submarine during their visit. A project to construct a new Pediatric Emergency Center will more than double the current emergency department to nearly 19,000 square feet, and will feature more than 30 treatment areas.
Mastin Patient Care Center
The Mastin Patient Care Center, located directly behind University Hospital, houses surgery and internal medicine specialty clinics, administration offices, faculty offices, small classrooms, a satellite location for the Office of Student Affairs, and department conference areas.
Medical Sciences Building (MSB)
The Medical Sciences Building features two lecture auditoriums, the Gross Anatomy Laboratory, the Clinical Skills Laboratory, teaching laboratories and conference areas that can accommodate small groups or entire classes. There are also faculty research laboratories and offices. The offices of Student Affairs and Educational Technologies and Services are located on the first floor of this building. The Division of Medical Education is located on the second floor.
Mitchell Cancer Institute (MCI)
The Mitchell Cancer Institute provides exceptional cancer care through innovative treatment while also serving as a cutting-edge site for both clinical and basic research. A major goal of the Mitchell Cancer Institute is to bring state-of-the-art cancer treatment technology to the region, and to provide patients with precise and effective cancer treatment options. The MCI Specialty Pharmacy offers convenient medications, including oral chemotherapeutics for patients.
Mitchell Cancer Institute Fairhope and Springhill locations
Nestled in the heart of Fairhope, Alabama, MCI Fairhope offers medical oncology and radiation oncology clinics and provides cutting- edge treatment for Baldwin County residents. Meanwhile, an additional clinic near Springhill Hospital gives west Mobile patients convenient access to therapies.
Moorer Clinical Sciences Building
This 20,000-square-foot facility provides office, research, conference and teaching space for the Whiddon College of Medicine at the University Hospital campus. The Department of Pathology and the Johnson Haynes Jr., M.D. Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center also occupy this building.
Stanton Road Clinic
Adjacent to University Hospital, is an 11,600-square-foot facility providing ambulatory services for clinical departments and continuing clinics for residents and fellows. Stanton Road Clinic was recognized as a Level II patient-centered medical home in 2018.
Strada Patient Care Center
Many of USA Health’s physician clinics are now located in the Strada Patient Care Center, located across from Children’s & Women’s Hospital. It contains 153 patient exam rooms, 16 nurses stations and seven educational conference rooms. The 133,000-square-foot building houses clinics for family medicine, pediatrics, neurosciences, surgical specialties, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopaedic surgery and therapy services, as well as a breast and mammography center.
University Hospital is the primary inpatient site for adult care in the clinical educational programs for medical students and residents. The acute-care hospital is a referral center for southern Alabama, southern Mississippi and portions of northwest Florida. University Hospital provides a variety of patient services ranging from critical and trauma care to elective surgery. At University Hospital, emergency patients are treated in the region’s only Level I Trauma Center. Patients in the Arnold Luterman Regional Burn Center benefit from the Center’s highly skilled staff and research in areas such as the development of artificial skin. The Cardiovascular Disease Center provides early detection, intervention, and management of heart disease. The hospital is also poised to unveil a state-of-the-art operating suite that will house four additional operating rooms, one hybrid operating room and 12 additional post-anesthesia care unit beds.
The Whiddon College of Medicine has training affiliations with local hospitals and healthcare providers in Mobile, the Gulf Coast region and rural Alabama to broaden clinical training opportunities for its medical students.