The College of Community Health Sciences welcomes University of Alabama undergraduates enrolled in the Community and Rural Medicine courses. In addition, CCHS accepts third and fourth year medical students from the University of Alabama’s School of Medicine for their clinical years. One of the oldest family medicine residency programs in the southeast, the Family Medicine Residency also welcomes its residents into its three-year program every summer. For the medical community in this area, CCHS regularly offers CME events. Patients, healthcare professionals as well as other professionals are welcomed to take advantage of the Health Sciences Library, which boasts access to thousands of biomedical journals as well as many other resources.
|Community and Rural Medicine
The Department of Community and Rural Medicine seeks to understand the unique issues rural communities face, how those issues affect the quality of health of rural residents and what can be done to improve health and health outcomes.
The Department of Family Medicine is devoted to continued excellence in clinical practice, teaching, research and scholarly activity.
The Department of Internal Medicine is one of seven medicine departments at CCHS. The department is involved in patient care through its outpatient clinic as part of the University Medical Center, its inpatient care at DCH, as well as academics.
|Obstetrics and Gynecology
The Obstetrics and Gynecology Department trains Family Medicine residents in Obstetrics and Gynecology as part of one of the largest and oldest family medicine residencies in the country.
The Pediatrics Department trains family medicine residents in the field of general pediatric and adolescent medicine so they are prepared to manage the health and welfare of children especially in Alabama.
|Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
The Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Department has a mission of providing education and training to medical students and family medicine residents.
Surgery has four locations where surgery is performed: DCH Regional Medical Center, Outpatient (DCH), Northport-DCH and Health South Surgical Center.
The deShazo Clinic is staffed by renowned sports medicine trained physicians and serves as a teaching center for fellows, residents and medical students from around the country.
Other Education Programs
|Continuing Medical Education
The University Of Alabama School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
|Tuscaloosa Experience in Rural Medicine
Tuscaloosa Experience in Rural Medicine, or TERM, is an innovative curriculum created to increase the exposure of students on the Tuscaloosa Campus of the University of Alabama School of Medicine to the practice of medicine in rural Alabama.
|Family Medicine Residency
The University of Alabama’s Tuscaloosa Family Medicine Residency Program is one of the largest and most successful family medicine programs in the United States having graduated residents for over three decades with over 360 resident graduates.
Rural Health Pipeline Programs
|Rural Health Scholars
The Rural Health Scholars Program, a five-week summer program for rising high school seniors, allows students to live on the UA campus while learning about rural health careers in Alabama.
|Rural Medical Scholars
The mission of the Rural Medical Scholars Program is to produce physicians for rural Alabama who are leaders in developing healthy communities.
|Rural Minority Scholars Program
The Rural Minority Scholars Program is a five-week summer program for recent high school graduates who plan to enter college in the next academic year.