|Education & Training|
The Division of Medical Student Education is housed within the Department of Family and Community Medicine. Faculty and staff of the division are responsible for the initiation, development and administration of programs and curriculum for medical students (MS) in each of their four years at the University of Alabama School of Medicine. These programs and curriculum include the Family Medicine Clerkship (MS3), the Ambulatory Medicine Acting Internships (MS4), and the Family Medicine and Rural Medicine Programs, which include the MS3 Selectives and MS4 Electives.
Also division faculty advise and work closely with the UASOM Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG). Our FMIG facilitates monthly seminars, clinical skills workshops, community outreach projects, and other activities during the academic year to help students learn about family practice and encourage and sustain interest during the preclinical years.
The faculty and staff of the division also maintain consistent communications with our volunteer faculty. Our volunteer faculty, currently over 200 in number, includes family physicians from the rural and urban areas of the State of Alabama. We attribute the high quality of our student programs and clinical experiences to their dedication and excellent teaching skills.