Our residency has a long tradition of working to improve and promote the health of individuals and communities in Alabama and the region.
Since the founding of The University of Alabama Family Medicine Residency by the College of Community Health Sciences more than four decades ago, nearly 500 physicians have received specialty training through our three-year program. In Alabama, one of every seven practicing family medicine physicians is a graduate of our residency; 85 percent of our graduates practice in the Southeast.
Today, we continue to address the primary care physician workforce needs, not only in Alabama and, the region but also in the nation. Studies show that more primary care is associated with better access to health care, better population health, and lower costs.
Our residents thrive in vibrant academic and community environments, surrounded by family medicine physician role models as they learn to provide excellent, compassionate, and patient-centered primary care. We also offer post-residency fellowships for additional training in behavioral health, emergency medicine, geriatrics, hospital medicine, obstetrics, and sports medicine.
At the UA Family Medicine Residency, you will be part of a program where you can connect with patients and in the context of their families and communities, where you can practice not only in hospitals but in continuity and community clinics, and where you can learn to meet the emerging challenges of family medicine as our healthcare system continues to evolve.
Be part of a program with a proud history of working to improve and promote the health of others.