Our ACGME-accredited program provides postgraduate medical education necessary for board certification in, and the professional practice of, family medicine. Specifically, the program will:
- Lead to competence in the biological and psychosocial care of patients of all ages
- Teach a treatment approach that is comprehensive, continuous and caring
- Teach family dynamics and community interactions in the treatment of patients
- Develop health-assessment and preventive-medicine skills and encourage each resident’s role as educator in the medical community
- Enhance residents’ skills in the practice of medicine
- Provide several models for the practice of family medicine
- Promote the development of management skills
- Recognize the professional and personal needs of residents
To be considered for the program, graduates of an LCME- or AOA-accredited medical school must meet our program requirements.
All applicants must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The University of Alabama Family Medicine Residency only accepts the Common Application Form (CAF) designed by the Association of American Medical Colleges for ERAS. A transcript, three letters of recommendation, and a dean’s letter must also be submitted before an applicant can be considered for a residency position. The three letters should comment on the candidate’s (a) medical knowledge, (b) clinical judgment, and (c) character.
After the application is received and reviewed, applicants chosen to be interviewed will be invited by email and/or phone to schedule an interview. Please note that meeting the minimum requirements of our program does not guarantee that you will be selected to interview.