Banner-University Medical Center
Consultations, 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 is currently under construction adjacent to the existing facility and is scheduled to open 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. First and second 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
The Southern Arizona Veterans Administration Healthcare System maintains a comprehensive outpatient clinic and inpatient surgical facility. Third year residents 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. First and second year residents on various subspecialty rotations also spend significant time in the clinics and operating rooms, and residents from the first two years staff a weekly continuity clinic at the facility.