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Consultant directs College on new community curriculum

The College of Community Health Sciences hosted Kathleen Brooks, MD, MBA, MPA, in April as a consultant to assist in the development of the Tuscaloosa Longitudinal Community Curriculum (TLC2) – an innovative program that enables third-year medical students to train in community settings over a period of months under the supervision of experienced primary care physicians.

Developing a Patient-Centered Medical Home

A patient-centered medical home model of care is exactly what Chelley Alexander, MD, envisions for University Medical Center. Alexander, chair of the Department of Family Medicine at The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences, which operates UMC, is helping lead a pilot program that will create such a model of care at the […]

College hosts 6th Annual Research Day

The College of Community Health Sciences held its Sixth Annual Research Day on April 16. The annual event is hosted in order to give medical and graduate students, resident physicians, faculty and staff who are working on various research projects the opportunity to display their findings. It is designed to show collaboration among CCHS departments and across The University of Alabama.

Family Medicine Residency Continues Expansion

Barely a year into his tenure at the College of Community Health Sciences, Residency Director Richard Friend, MD, is already making headway toward his plans to grow the College’s Family Medicine Residency into the preeminent family medicine residency in the country and to address the growing demand for primary care physicians in Alabama and nationwide.

A Strategy for the Future

The College of Community Health Sciences began a strategic planning process in fall 2012 to develop a five-year plan that builds on the College’s deep roots in primary care and family medicine education while responding to the changing health care needs of communities.