CCHS hosts orientation for incoming medical students

April 29, 2016

The College hosted 32 University of Alabama School of Medicine students April 28 and 29 who will complete their third and fourth years of medical school in Tuscaloosa. In its role as a regional campus for the School of Medicine, the College provides clinical education for medical students that is oriented toward primary care but that also provides exposure to and experience in other specialties. In its role as a college on The University of Alabama campus, the College operates one of the oldest and largest family medicine residencies in the country and the multi-specialty University Medical Center, and conducts research focused on rural and community health. During the orientation in Tuscaloosa, medical students learned about the College’s clerkships, participated in CPR training and toured DCH Regional Medical Center. Medical students complete the first two years of basic sciences courses at the School of Medicine’s main campus in Birmingham, and their third and fourth years at either Birmingham or one of the school’s regional campuses in Tuscaloosa, Huntsville and Montgomery. University of Alabama School of Medicine, Tuscaloosa Regional Campus Class of 2018: Emily Bender Sarah Bode Jordan Busing Grace Cain Jimmy Cheng Nic Cobb*+ Kathryn Cox*> Mary Craig Laura Crocker Clinton Erwin Asaf Gans Jake Guin*+> Phillip Higginbotham Whitney Hudman* Luke Iannuzzi Christopher Johnston Salmaan Kamal Koushik Kasanagottu+ Madeline Morgan Randy Nelson*+ Bhavika Patel* John Pickering Marshall Pritchett*+ Christopher Ray Rebecca Shuford+ Paul Strickland* Mary Katherine Sweeney Garrett Taylor+ Lissa Tyson+ Ben Walters+ Dana Watson* Jared Willis* >Primary Care Scholars +TLC2 students *Rural Medical Scholars