Undergraduate medical education encompasses the preclinical coursework and clinical experience leading to the M.D. (Doctor of Medicine) degree.
School of Medicine Policies
The M.D. program prepares students to practice and teach medicine primarily in clinical settings.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) offers an NIH-funded Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), a combined M.D./Ph.D. program designed to prepare students for careers that combine laboratory investigation of disease mechanisms with the practice and teaching of clinical medicine in an academic setting.
The MD/MPH Program prepares students for research-oriented careers as clinical investigators or for practice-related careers such as public health physicians in governmental agencies, rural health centers, or international health organizations.
Academic Units within UME include:
Medical Education Committee
The Medical Education Committee is comprised of faculty and students
committed to helping the School of Medicine accomplish its mission in our educational program leading to the M.D.
degree. This important committee is charged with oversight
responsibility for the curriculum, including curriculum development,
implementation, and evaluation.
Support Services within UME include:
Educational Support Services
Basic Sciences Learning Resource Center (BSLRC)
The BSLRC provides support services for the Basic Sciences education programs of the Medical, Dental, and Optometry Schools.