Teaching hospital

hospital that provides clinical education and training

A teaching hospital is a hospital or medical centre that provides medical education and training to future and current health professionals. Teaching hospitals are almost always affiliated with one or more universities and are often co-located with medical schools.[1]



The first teaching hospital where students were authorized to methodically practice on patients under the supervision of physicians was reportedly the Academy of Gundishapur in the Persian Empire during the Sassanid era.[2] Some of the earliest teaching hospitals were the Islamic Bimaristans, which included the Al-Adudi Hospital founded in Baghdad in 981 and the Al-Fustat Hospital in Cairo founded in 872.[3]


  1. "Teaching Hospitals". American Hospital Association. Retrieved February 6, 2021.
  2. E. Browne, Islamic Medicine, 2002, p.16, ISBN 81-87570-19-9.
  3. Syed, Ibrahim B. "Islamic Hospital". www.irfi.org. Retrieved 2018-04-16.