UAB and UAB Medicine welcome established physicians from all over the world every year to participate in research fellowships, observerships, and research opportunities. If you are a UAB department that wishes to invite an international physician to campus, please contact us at for assistance with invitation letters, visa strategy, and onboarding. UAB's Office of International Medical Education (IME) requires all international observers to complete certain immunizations and sign university policies in order to remain compliant with federal, state, and local laws concerning clinical exposure. ISSS and IME work closely to make the observership experience efficient and beneficial for all parties.


If you are an international physician who has received an invitation from UAB and you have questions, please also don't hesitate to contact us at and/or