The Elisabeth Hospital Essen is the newest UMFST-UMCH Teaching Hospital. Thus, the network of teaching hospitals of the Hamburg campus has grown once again.
The medical facility in Essen was founded as early as 1844 and, with a history of more than 175 years, is therefore the oldest hospital in the city. As an acute care facility, it employs around 1,300 staff and provides more than 500 beds. Since 2006, it has been part of the social, Catholic service and sponsoring company Contilia, which operates numerous other medical and care-related facilities in the region around the major city in North Rhine-Westphalia. In its self-image, the Elisabeth Hospital sees itself as a link between medical-technical know-how and a modern medical infrastructure. In addition to 13 specialist departments – for example in the fields of Diabetology, Vascular Surgery and Phlebology as well as Kidney and High Pressure Diseases – the UMFST-UMCH Teaching Hospital also includes seven centers. These include a Gynecological Tumor Center, a Center for Esophageal Diseases, and a Pediatric Neurological Center. UMFST-UMCH students can consequently expect a wide range of disciplines and specialties here for their clinical-practical training, which they undergo starting in their third year of study.