Clinical Sites

Banner-University Medical Center

BUMC-TucsonConsultations, emergency visits, and outpatient surgery are performed at the Banner-University Medical Center Tucson. This facility, located near the campus of the University of Arizona, is adjacent to the University of Arizona College of Medicine, and affords all the benefits of a university teaching hospital. In the hospital, eye rooms are in the inpatient area as well as in the emergency room. A new $400 million hospital tower opened in 2019.

Consults in the emergency department and inpatient wards at Banner-University Medical Center South are staffed by University faculty. Outpatient surgery is performed at the facility as well.

Outpatient clinics are held at the Alvernon Clinics, located about three miles from Banner-University Medical Center Tucson.  PGY-2 and PGY-3 year residents, as well as the chief resident, spend significant time in various subspecialty clinics at this facility.

Southern Arizona Veterans Administration Health Care System

VA PhotoThe Southern Arizona Veterans Administration Healthcare System maintains a comprehensive outpatient clinic and inpatient surgical facility. Residents in their final year (PGY-4)  spend a majority of their year at the VA and function as the primary surgeon for the vast majority of eye cases at the facility. PGY-2 and PGY-3 residents on various subspecialty rotations also spend significant time in the clinics and operating rooms, and these residents also staff a weekly continuity clinic at the facility.  PGY-1 residents will spend 9 months at the VA on various rotations.