The ObGyn experience at UA features a service attended by both ObGyn and Family Medicine faculty. Opportunities exist for both ambulatory experience and inpatient experience in antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum / post-op care. The required three month rotation in basic obstetrics and gynecology provides an extremely hand-on experience in labor and delivery and the operating room. For residents interested in practicing obstetrics, further training is available at CCHS.
- Advanced obstetrics elective curriculum is supervised by full-time faculty in family medicine and obstetrics and gynecology.
- typically three additional months, including high-risk OB and NICU exposure
- Fellowship in obstetrics and gynecology is available featuring:
- additional longitudinal training in the ObGyn clinic and in L&D
- increased training in operative deliveries
- C-section, primary and repeat
- open and laparoscopic tubal ligation
- medical and operative ectopic pregnancy management
- Prenatal services occur at the University Medical Center
- Delivery occurs at DCH Regional Medical Center
The Family Medicine Residency maintains a strong working relationship with The University of Alabama Athletic Department and its team physicians and trainers. Sports medicine has always been included in the curriculum, because sports-related injuries frequently are seen by family physicians.
- Popular and productive, one-month rotation with the University’s Athletic Department is taken during the 2nd year.
- Sports Medicine Fellowship – recruiting now, begins July 2010!
- Office diagnostics (EKG, PFT, DXA, GXT/ETT, Holter)
- Derm (cryo, shave, punch, and excision)
- Musculoskeletal (aspiration, injection, splinting, casting)
- OB (vacuum, forceps, cerclage, tubal ligation, C-section)
- Gyn (Colpo, LEEP, IUD, endometrial biopsy)
- Endoscopy (EGD, colonoscopy)
- Ultrasound (OB, general, vascular, echo)
A primary goal of the College of Community Health Sciences is to train physicians in the practice of primary care medicine in rural areas of Alabama and the Southeast. At present, each resident works with practicing physicians in one of three adjacent counties involved in the Rural Alabama Health Alliance.
- The required one-month rotation in rural medicine includes:
- Office practice
- Rural hospital care
- Emergency medicine
- Occupational medicine
- Community medicine
- Additional elective experiences are available for additional experience in rural medicine.
- NEW – an ACGME-accredited Rural Track has been created and begun in Centreville, AL for upper level residents interested in training in full-spectrum, procedure-oriented rural family medicine.
- Central America (2007) – Drs. Cockrum and Burgess
- Egypt (3/08) – Dr. Waits
- Ghana (6/08) – Dr. Ulzen
- Kenya (9/08) – Drs. Alexander and Marsh
- Egypt (3/09) – Dr. Waits
- Cuba (TBA ’09) – Dr. Waits