Who We Are

Equal Access Birmingham is a student run-initiative in the Office of Undergraduate Medical Education of the University of Alabama School of Medicine. Through EAB, students engage in co-curricular service experiences with the underserved and vulnerable populations of Birmingham, AL.

The Future of Medicine

As a part of the Office of Undergraduate Medical Education, EAB meets the challenge of providing service-learning to medical students that already have a full schedule. However, the educational outcomes can have a lasting impact.


Through our work, EAB exposes medical students to clinical and socioeconomic factors that contribute to health disparities. In this way we can accomplish a much larger goal: To train future doctors to provide quality care for all individuals and continue to work in underserved communities into their careers. This outlet provides medical students with the opportunity to work with and learn from their community. While the medical students that volunteer with EAB are a diverse group and will travel on to different paths as physicians, they will always take with them the skills and knowledge that they learned with Equal Access Birmingham.