This yearlong fellowship trains family medicine physicians, particularly those planning to practice in rural communities, to better care for patients with mental health and psychiatric concerns. The Behavioral Health Fellowship in Family Medicine provides training for family medicine physicians in evaluation and treatment of psychiatric problems, as well as autism, ADHD, eating disorders and managing chronic pain. Fellows spend three days a week at a rural site in Alabama as well as complete rotations in Tuscaloosa. For more information, click here or contact fellowship director, Dr. Marisa Giggie.
The year-long Emergency Medicine Fellowship will include rotations through radiology, anesthesia, orthopedics and trauma, and advanced courses in obstetrics, airway management and advanced life support. The fellowship is provided in conjunction with Rush Foundation Hospital and will be based primarily at the Meridian, Miss.-based hospital, with some rotations taking place at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. The Emergency Medicine Fellowship will accept two fellows to start their rotations in July 2017.
The yearlong ACGME-accredited Geriatric Medicine Fellowship is designed to provide physicians with the necessary skills to provide comprehensive care for the growing geriatric population. The fellowship offers a variety of experiences such as working with interdisciplinary teams, working at nursing home facilities, geriatric psychiatry facilities, hospice and assisted living facilities. The fellowship will also provide the opportunity to work in a rural setting. For more information, contact Dr. Anne Halli-Tierney at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (205) 348-2885.
The yearlong Hospitalist Fellowship for family medicine physicians offers training at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, a tertiary-care facility with 560 beds. Physicians who practice hospital medicine work within hospitals, caring for patients from the time they are admitted to the time they are discharged. Hospitalists provide much of the hospital care once handled by patients’ primary care physicians. This fellowship is one of only a few nationwide that includes a rural focus. For more information, click here, or contact fellowship director Dr. Robert Sheppard.
This Obstetrics Fellowship for family medicine physicians is the oldest such training program in the country. The fellowship was created to address the overwhelming need for obstetric care in rural and remote areas of Alabama. During the yearlong program, fellows master high-risk, operative obstetrics and office obstetric and gynecological procedures, including ultrasound, colposcopy, cryotherapy and endometrial biopsies. For more information, click here or contact fellowship director Dr. Catherine Skinner.
RURAL PUBLIC PSYCHIATRY
This fellowship is a yearlong program for physicians who have completed an accredited psychiatry residency. The goal of the Rural Public Psychiatry Fellowship is to provide administrative training and public psychiatry experience for psychiatrists interested in practicing or serving in a community setting. Fellows spend two days a week at a rural site in Alabama and complete rotations in Tuscaloosa. For more information, contact fellowship director, Dr. Marisa Giggie.
Family medicine physicians are often called on to serve as team physicians for high school sports programs in their communities. To help them fill that role, the yearlong ACGME-accredited Sports Medicine Fellowship offers education, training and certification in state-of-the-art sports medicine care. Fellows work with The University of Alabama athletic team physicians, coaches, trainers and athletes as well as local high school athletes. Successful completion of the program will allow the resident to apply for the CAQ in sports medicine. For more information, click here.
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