Longitudinal Curriculum

The College’s TLC² uses an innovative educational model, called a longitudinal integrated clerkship.

UA Flu Shot Campaign

The College is leading a UA campus-wide effort to vaccinate students, faculty and staff against the flu.


University Medical Center’s new location offers comprehensive care in family medicine and obstetrics.

Residency Reunion

The College’s Family Medicine Residency is celebrating 40 years with a reunion weekend Nov. 13-15.

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    Learn out more about the College and our commitment to improving and promoting the health of Alabama.

  • Strategic Planning

    Read about the College’s road map into the future and its four-pronged strategic planning process.

  • On Rounds

    Learn more about the College through our twice-annual publication called On Rounds .

  • Contact Us

    Find our address or phone numbers of CCHS departments, faculty and staff.

“May you live in interesting times is popularly regarded as a kitschy curse. Though the true origin of this phrase is subject to conjecture, some sources attribute the statement to the Chinese who intended it as a curse, or at least as a statement of irony. But ask yourself—would it be better to live in “uninteresting times,” maybe a time with no world conflict, one of tranquility and accord? Or, do we prefer “interesting” challenges to those arguably more serene, life-enhancing (and hypothetical, I might add) times?

This is not really a choice we have. Face it—we live in interesting times. One of my favorite philosophers, Yogi Berra, said: “He hits from both sides of the plate. He’s amphibious.” Could it be, by looking from both sides of the plate and being flexible that interesting times become an opportunity rather than a curse?

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