Huntsville Hospital, the only teaching hospital in northern Alabama, along with the existing UAB-Huntsville Campus, offers a golden opportunity to train young physicians to learn the scientific and scholarly basis of internal medicine. Currently, there is a shortage of primary care here, particularly in the surrounding rural areas. In addition, there are thousands of military personnel being relocated here now. We anticipate that many of our trainees will stay to provide primary care for the burgeoning community, as do many graduates of the existing Family Practice program.
Huntsville Hospital is a tertiary referral center with 900 beds and over 700 physicians on staff. All of our required inpatient wards, MICU, cardiology, radiology, neurology, and psychiatry rotations occur at this site.