What is a “teaching hospital”?
A teaching hospital not only treats patients, but also trains the next generation of health care providers. UNC Health Care works closely with the UNC School of Medicine and other health related departments to train new doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals with hands-on experience. Teaching hospitals also do research and clinical trials (tests for new drugs or treatments) to discover better ways to treat our patients. This means that the healthcare providers at UNC Health Care have received the best training and are up-to-date on the latest information about cancer care.
UNC Cancer Care FAQs
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A comprehensive guide to the N.C. Cancer Hospital, and the UNC Health Care System. Contains answers to some of the questions that patients and their loved ones most frequently ask, and will help provide directions to different resources you may need throughout your caregiving journey at the N.C. Cancer Hospital.
Who is your Care Team?
Knowing who is on your care team may be confusing. Click here to see a list of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s leadership, program directors, communications and development staff, and N.C. Cancer Hospital administration.
Here are five tips for building a relationship with your care team:
1. Ask Me Now—Don’t hesitate to ask questions.
2. Introduction—Introduce yourself to your health care team members.
3. Staying Connected— Use myuncchart.org when you are at home. You can email your provider, request a prescription refill, check test results, and much more.
4. Write it Down—Keep a list of questions you want to ask you healthcare team.
5. Contact List—Collect the contact information for each member of your care team.