OUR MISSION

The University of Alabama Family Medicine Residency • Tuscaloosa is operated by The University of Alabama’s College of Community Health Sciences. Part of the College’s mission is addressing the workforce needs of Alabama and the region with the residency.

MISSION OF THE COLLEGE OF COMMUNITY HEALTH SCIENCES

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.

We accomplish this mission by:

  • Shaping globally capable, locally relevant and culturally competent physicians through learner-centered, community-based medical education and mentoring.
  • Addressing the physician workforce needs of Alabama and the region with a focus on comprehensive Family Medicine residency training.
  • Engaging communities as partners, particularly in rural and underserved areas, in efforts that improve the health of Alabama’s citizens.
  • Providing high quality, patient-centered, efficient clinical services.
  • Fostering scholarship in relevant and innovative community-oriented research to influence population health and support community problems.

Our Core Values are:

  • Integrity
  • Social accountability
  • Learning
  • Innovation
  • Patient-centeredness
  • Transparency
  • Interprofessional collaboration