The University of Alabama School of Medicine is a multi-campus medical school with UAB serving as the main campus and three regional campuses: Huntsville (UAB-Huntsville campus), Montgomery (UAB-Montgomery campus), and Tuscaloosa (University of Alabama), as well as a residency program in Selma, AL. All students spend their first two years of medical school in Birmingham. Students are assigned to one of four regional campuses for their clinical years: Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery or Tuscaloosa.

The school was established as the Medical College of Alabama in 1945 and renamed as the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 1969. The regional campuses at Tuscaloosa and Huntsville were established in 1972, and the Huntsville campus joined UAB in 1995. The Montgomery regional campus was established in 2012 with classes beginning in 2014, and the Montgomery Internal Medicine Residency program has been affiliated with the school since 1978. The Selma Family Medicine Residency program was established in 1977.


Leadership

Senior Vice President & Dean: Selwyn M. Vickers, M.D.
Regional Campus Deans: Roger D. Smalligan, M.D., MPH (Huntsville), Wickliffe J. Many, Jr., M.D. (Montgomery), Richard H. Streiffer, M.D. (Tuscaloosa)


Faculty

Campus

Full-Time

Part-Time

Voluntary

Irregular

Birmingham (Basic Sciences) 256 0 94  18
Birmingham (Clinical) 1155 29 923  84
Huntsville 19 3 108  45
Montgomery 5 3 82  91
Tuscaloosa 54 5 178  0*
Selma Family Medicine Residency 4 0 1
Total 1493 40 1386 238 

* Irregular category not used at Tuscaloosa

 

Students

Campus

Current Enrollment

Physicians Trained

Last 10 Years

To Date

Birmingham 624 1038 6712 since 1946
Huntsville 68 307 955 since 1976
Montgomery 38 5 5 since 2016
Tuscaloosa 62 311 880 since 1976
Total 792 1661 8552

 

Residents

Campus/Program

Current Enrollment

Physicians Trained

Last 10 Years

To Date

Birmingham (all programs) 872 2345 4462 since 1995
Huntsville Family Medicine 36 118 430 since 1972
Huntsville Internal Medicine 24 24 24 since 2014
Montgomery Internal Medicine 27 145 364 since 1978
Selma Family Medicine 15 53 150 since 1977
Total 974 2685 --

 


Entering Classes/Applicants

 

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Entering Class

185

186

186

186

186

Residents of Alabama 155 167 155 160 164
Non-residents 30 19 31 26 22
Undergraduate Colleges 55 47 52 53 52
Mean Age (at application) 24.0 23.3 23.7 23.8 23.6
Youngest 22 21 21 20 22
Oldest 43 33 39 40 36
Mean Undergraduate Total GPA 3.72 3.76 3.73 3.72 3.77
Mean Old MCAT - Total 30.0 30.0 30.2 30.2 29.2
Verbal Reasoning 9.8 9.8 9.8 9.8 9.6
Physical Sciences 9.9 9.9 9.9 10.0 9.5
Biological Sciences 10.3 10.3 10.5 10.4 10.1
Mean MCAT 2015 - Total       506.9 507.9
Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems       126.4 126.8
Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills       126.6 126.7
Biological and Biophysical Foundations of Living Systems       126.8 127.0
Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior       127.1 127.3

Applicants

2866

3107

3720

3845

3802

Residents of Alabama 455 436 479  503 512
Non-residents 2411 2671 3241 3342 3290

Applicants Interviewed

373

 408

415

479

456

Residents of Alabama 265 284 269 302 274
Non-residents 108 124 146  177 182

Applicants Accepted

267

257

265

265

261

Residents of Alabama 195 190 193 196 195
Non-residents 72 67 72 69 66

Female Applicants

1248

1373

1658

1863

1916

Residents of Alabama 210 186 204 221 235
Non-residents 1038 1187 1454 1642 1681
Interviewed 154 173 172 202 201
Matriculated 79 83 99 82 91

 

         

Applicants by Race/Ethnicity

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

American Indian or Alaska Native

29

38

35

63

56

Residents of Alabama 5 3 7 14 8
Non-residents 24 35 28 49 48
Interviewed 4 4 4 11 9
Matriculated 3 2 4 6 6

Asian

490

608

687

814

778

Residents of Alabama 44 60 50 74 71
Non-residents 446 548 637 740 707
Interviewed 40 64 49 80 76
Matriculated 24 29 22 24 34

Black or African American

307

292

411

 461

460

Residents of Alabama 65 50 62 68 78
Non-residents 242 242 349 393 382
Interviewed 23 29 33 56 48
Matriculated 11 10 8 7 18

Hispanic or Latino

167

198

253

303

319

Residents of Alabama 13 11 13 16 18
Non-residents 154 187 240 287 301
Interviewed 13 16 16 26 29
Matriculated 6 5 6 4 5

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

6

7

11

4

8

Residents of Alabama 2 1 2 1 1
Non-residents 4 6 9 3 7
Interviewed 0 1 2 1 2
Matriculated 0 1 1 0 0

White

1661

1865

2238

2332

2273

Residents of Alabama 318 293 340 346 344
Non-residents 1343 1572 1898 1986 1929
Interviewed 289 288 300 324 306
Matriculated 141 137 143 150 121

Other

169

155 

189

162

159

Residents of Alabama 14 20 18 13 17
Non-residents 155 135 171 149 142
Interviewed 8 17 17 13 15
Matriculated 5 5 6 3 10

Unknown Race/Ethnicity

210

162 

142

52

124

Residents of Alabama 16 18 9 3 13
Non-residents 194 144 133 49 111
Interviewed 15 15 12 5 12
Matriculated 6 9 4 2 3

NOTE: Applicants can list more than one race/ethnicity, so total number matriculated will be larger than entering class size.