The College of Community Health Sciences functions as the Tuscaloosa Regional Campus of the University of Alabama School of Medicine, which is headquartered in Birmingham. Students who matriculate at UASOM complete their first two years of medical education in Birmingham then choose one of the four clinical campuses—located in Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Huntsville and Montgomery—for their third and fourth years of medical school.
UASOM students at all four campuses complete the same required clinical coursework in the setting of their choice. Students who choose the Tuscaloosa Regional Campus become University of Alabama students as well as UASOM students for their final two years of medical school.
The small class size offers personal attention not only in the teaching program but also in the student services provided. The Medical Student Affairs department offers a personal link to administrators, faculty and hospitals on the Tuscaloosa Regional Campus. The admission process is conducted by the University of Alabama School of Medicine, which is headquartered in Birmingham.