CCHS | The College of Community Health Sciences

  • Tuscaloosa Family Medicine Residency

    Learn more about the second largest family medicine residency in the nation. TFMR prepares physicians to provide excellent care in family medicine. Continue reading

  • Medical Student Education

    The College, which also functions as a regional campus of the University of Alabama School of Medicine, offers third and fourth year medical students hands-on experience with patients, dedication of faculty and staff and a vibrant student life. Continue reading

  • Rural Health Conference

    The 15th annual Rural Health Conference, hosted by the Institute for Rural Health Research and the College, will focus on the early childhood experience. The conference will be held on the UA campus on April 29, 2014. Continue reading

  • For Your Health

    The College and the University have worked together to create a series of videos in which College physicians address various health topics and provide advice and guidance. Continue reading

From the Dean

Richard H. Streiffer, MD

In 1972, the College of Community Health Sciences was founded to address a need. The year before, in March 1971, University of Alabama President Dr. David Mathews addressed a "Conference on Community Medicine" convened in Tuscaloosa noting that "We are 1,100 physicians short in Alabama today ..." Read More

News and Events

Keri Merschman honored with Excellence in Rural Health award
April 18, 2014

Each year the Institute for Rural Health Research in the College of Community Health Sciences honors one University of Alabama MS III or MS IV who demonstrates academic interest in rural medicine and is engaged in rural research and/or scholarly activity. This award is designed to encourage medical students to pursue activities in rural medicine.

Medical students present at Larry Mayes Research Society Faculty & Student Dinner
April 15, 2014

Twice a year, medical students at the College of Community Health Sciences get the chance to present their research and scholarly activity to CCHS faculty at the Larry Mayes Research Society Faculty & Student Dinner.

University Medical Center launches Wellness Walls for Art program
April 15, 2014

Something old can become something new. More than two decades ago, artists affiliated with The University Women’s Club at UA began volunteering their time to keep the walls of the former Capstone Medical Center’s patient waiting areas filled with bright and vibrant paintings.

UA students showcase interprofessional health care skills
April 11, 2014

More than 30 graduate students from across four disciplines at The University of Alabama capped the first year of a program that UA faculty and health care professionals call the future of medicine.

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