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UC Irvine School of Medicine has a growing and dynamic hospitalist program. Our goals are twofold: to ensure the highest quality of care to our hospitalized patients and to serve as primary educators/mentors to medical students, nurse practitioner students, residents and fellows in the care of hospitalized patients.

As hospitalists, our main duty as physicians is to be responsible for managing the care of hospitalized patients on behalf of their primary physicians and specialists. We coordinate consultations with specialists, order tests and procedures and provide care throughout a patient's hospital stay.

Benefits of our hospitalist program include:

  • High-quality patient care is available around the clock, seven days a week. Under traditional practices, patients might see their physicians once a day during their routine rounds. Through the hospitalist program at UCI Medical Center, patients see their physicians as often as needed.
  • Timely care is available because hospitalists are based at UC Irvine Healthcare’s campus in Orange. Hospitalists can modify treatment or follow up on a test result on the spot instead of waiting until the next day. This hands-on approach not only helps prevent medical complications, but may also result in shorter hospital stays and lower costs.