BEHAVIORAL HEALTH FELLOWSHIP
The Behavioral Health 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 fellowship provides training in evaluation and treatment of psychiatric problems, as well as autism, ADHD, eating disorders, personality disorders and managing chronic pain. Fellows spend three days a week at one of two rural sites in the state. Fellows also complete rotations at the Tuscaloosa Veterans Affairs Medical Center and at a juvenile detention center.
EMERGENCY MEDICINE FELLOWSHIP
The Emergency Medicine Fellowship is a year-long fellowship that includes 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 is based primarily at the Meridian, Miss.-based hospital, with some rotations taking place at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa.
GERIATRIC MEDICINE FELLOWSHIP
The Geriatric Medicine Fellowship is designed to give physicians the necessary skills to provide comprehensive care for the growing geriatric population. The fellowship offers a variety of experiences such as collaborating with interdisciplinary teams, and working at nursing home facilities, geriatric psychiatry facilities, hospice and assisted living facilities. The fellowship also provides the opportunity to work in a rural setting.
HOSPITAL MEDICINE FELLOWSHIP
The University Hospitalist Fellowship for family medicine physicians is a year-long fellowship that 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. The College’s hospitalist fellowship is one of only a few nationwide that includes a rural focus.
The Obstetrics Fellowship for family medicine physicians is the oldest such training program in the country. The fellowship was created in 1986 to address the overwhelming need for obstetric care in rural and remote areas of Alabama. During the yearlong fellowship, fellows master high-risk, operative obstetrics and office obstetric and gynecologic procedures, including ultrasound, colposcopy, cryotherapy and endometrial biopsies.
RURAL PUBLIC PSYCHIATRY FELLOWSHIP
The Rural Public Psychiatry Fellowship for physicians who have completed an accredited psychiatry residency provides administrative training and public psychiatry experience for psychiatrists interested in practicing or serving in a community setting. Fellows spend two days a week at rural sites in Alabama and complete rotations at the Tuscaloosa Veterans Affairs Medical Center and a juvenile detention center. Fellows can also intern at the Alabama Department of Mental Health and observe or shadow an agency administrator.
SPORTS MEDICINE FELLOWSHIP
The 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, and with local high school athletes. Fellows see patients at the University’s Dr. Bill deShazo Sports Medicine Center, named in honor of the late William F. deShazo, MD, who directed the residency and introduced the sports medicine rotation into its curriculum. deShazo was also the team physician for the UA Athletic Department from 1972 to 1985 and served as a personal physician to former head football Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant.
The University of Alabama
The University of Alabama Family Medicine Residency
850 Peter Bryce Boulevard
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401