Welcome to the Office of Family Health, Education & Research


Home of Rural Medicine

It’s no secret that Alabama is a rural state. In fact, only four metropolitan areas can be said to be totally urban.  One of the greatest challenges of our state is how to meet the pressing medical needs in rural areas.  And one of the greatest secrets in our state is that practicing rural medicine provides physicians unique rewards both personally and professionally.

So, what is it about being a rural family physician? To begin with, he/she uses a solid medical education and continues to build on it to appropriately and creatively care for patients. But just as important is how the rural physician is a trusted leader who makes a meaningful difference in the community.

If you’re interested in meeting the medical needs of entire families from birth to death; in being a welcomed and respected member of your community; and in establishing a real home-town fit for you and your family, you owe it to yourself to contact us to explore this unique field of medicine.

Rural Medicine News

Welcome to Rural Medicine Program Class of 2019

Class  2019 - 3rd tryThe newest class of Rural Medicine Program students received their White Coats at an August 19th ceremony celebrating the start of their pre-matriculation year at Auburn University.  This group will earn their M.D.s from UAB School of Medicine in May 2019. The students are from nine rural communities in Alabama and represent seven of the state's universities.