Effective July 1, 2012, I had the privilege of becoming the program director for our residency program. I am honored to continue the tradition of excellence in medical education for which UAB is nationally known, and to build upon the wonderful tradition in medical education established by Dr. Dismukes and Dr. Heudebert.
As the accreditation requirements change (again!), our residency program has never been stronger. We remain one of the top tier Internal Medicine Residency Programs in the country and our geographic recruitment of trainees expands each year. We are developing electives in Patient Safety, Women’s Health, Disparities, and Medical Education. Next year, we will add a Global Health Track to our long standing Primary Care Track (director, Dr. Alan Stamm) and Women’s Health Track (director, Dr. Erin Snyder). We continue to have one of the best Medicine-Pediatrics residency programs in the country, under the direction of Dr. J. R. Hartig (former UAB resident and Med-Peds CMR 1996-2000).
-Lisa Willett, M.D.