College of Community Health Sciences
FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY
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One out of eight Alabama family physicians graduated from our residency — one of the largest family medicine residencies in the U.S.
MEDICAL STUDENT EDUCATION
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Third- and fourth-year medical students from the University of Alabama School of Medicine, headquartered in Birmingham, receive their clinical training at the College, which also functions as the Tuscaloosa Regional Campus for UASOM.
UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
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The College operates the multi-specialty University Medical Center, West Alabama’s largest community practice, which forms the base for a clinical teaching program.
ABOUT THE COLLEGE
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We are dedicated to improving and promoting the health of individuals and communities in Alabama and the region through leadership in medical education and primary care; the provision of high quality, accessible health care services; and scholarship.
READ THE REPORT
View the 2013 Community Report issue of the College’s semiannual publication. This issue features College alumni and how they care for their communities.
FOR YOUR HEALTH
As part of the UA Health Corner, the College and the University have created a series of videos in which College physicians address various health topics and give advice.
Read about the College’s road map into the future and its strategic planning process.
IMPROVING HEALTH IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Even though the Ebola outbreak poses no substantial risk to the United States, Albert White, MD, area health officer for the Alabama Department of Public Health, said he has received calls from local health-care providers about the deadly disease. “I have gotten a lot of questions in the last several weeks about Ebola,” he said. […]
The first two students to participate in the Tuscaloosa Longitudinal Community Curriculum (TLC²) began with their preceptors this month. TLC² is an innovative program that enables third-year medical students to train in community settings over a period of months under the supervision of experienced primary care physicians. The College provides clinical training for a cohort […]
Joe Wallace, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Surgery, and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology were named winners of the 2014 Argus Awards by the students of the University of Alabama School of Medicine. As a regional campus of the School of Medicine, which is headquartered in Birmingham, the College provides the […]
“Academic medical centers have a critical role, even a duty, I would argue, to contribute to improved population health. At The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences, we accept and pursue that mission through a four-dimensional strategy …”
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