State of the Art Learning Facilities
Health Sciences Center
The University of Missouri School of Medicine is part of a health sciences complex that includes University Hospital and Clinics, Women and Children's Hospital, Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, Howard A. Rusk Rehabilitation Center, Mid-Missouri Mental Health Center, Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital, Cosmopolitan International Diabetes Center and Mason Institute of Ophthalmology. The majority of training takes place at University Hospital but there will be rotations at Women and Children's Hospital and the Anesthesia Pain Clinic located at Ellis Fischel.
The School of Medicine directs medical student education and residency training programs in the health sciences complex. Its faculty of 65 basic scientists and more than 522 clinicians join 350 residents in 37 specialties to supervise and provide patient care as well as student teaching.
The J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, located in the Health Sciences Center, provides a collection of more than 230,000 volumes and regularly receives more than 1,400 periodicals in addition to most of the indices and abstracts pertaining to medicine and related fields. The library serves the schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Related Professions and all other programs needing health science material. In addition to traditional library services, one may use computer databases such as MEDLINE to access information from the National Library of Medicine. A media-services section features audiovisual carrels and microcomputers. Material that is not available locally can be secured through interlibrary loan. In addition, the departmental library provides ready and often used access to most anesthesiology texts and journals and online access.