Teaching Hospital

What is a Teaching Hospital?

Teaching hospitals educate medical students, residents and other healthcare professionals who are finishing or continuing medical education.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) designates hospitals as teaching hospitals if they submitted Open Payments to CMS for Medicare direct graduate medical education (GME), IPPS indirect medical education (IME) or psychiatric hospital IME programs during the last calendar year.

How are teaching hospitals different than Academic Medical Centers?

Teaching hospitals are usually associated with a medical school and provide medical education and training to healthcare providers but do not necessarily issue medical degrees. Academic medical centers (AMCs) are affiliated with a medical school and confer medical degrees. Most AMCs are also teaching hospitals but not all teaching hospitals are AMCs.

As of January 2022, there are over 1,300 teaching hospitals in HospitalView and just over 200 hospitals designated as AMCs: about 180 hospitals are both an AMC and a teaching hospital.