About the College

The primary responsibility of the educational programs of the College of Community Health Sciences (CCHS) is to contribute to the improvement of healthcare in Alabama, emphasizing small towns and rural areas.

The programs of the College are designed to increase the accessibility and availability of healthcare and to improve its quality through research, education and service. CCHS also provides the last two years of clinical training for a portion of the medical students enrolled at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, and it operates a three-year family practice residency program.

CCHS welcomes students from disciplines other than medicine and provides training sites and internships for students in clinical dietetics, health education, healthcare management, nursing, pharmacy, psychology and social work.