Residents

Residents enjoy training at UAB because they work with faculty who are committed to excellence in both clinical care and education in a welcoming and collaborative environment. Whether you are preparing for future practice in general internal medicine, further subspecialty training, or a research career, you will benefit from UAB’s broad exposure to comprehensive internal medicine and vast educational and research opportunities.

We offer the following training programs

Categorical Program 

3-year Internal Medicine Residency Program

Preliminary Year Program

1-year Internal Medicine before continuing on into another specialty

ABIM Research Pathway

Research and clinical program for clinician scientists

Combined Internal Medicine-Medical Genetics Program

5 year combined Internal Medicine and Genetics training

Combined Internal Medicine – Pediatrics Program 

4 year combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics training

Residency Criteria

  • Graduation date less than five years from the year that you are applying.

  • Minimum score requirements for USMLE Steps:  210 on USMLE Step 1 and 220 on USMLE Step 2.  

  • USMLE Step 1- You must submit your Step 1 results with your application for your application to be considered by our program.

  • USMLE Step 2- A passing USMLE Step 2 CK score must be posted in ERAS prior to the NRMP rank list submission date for you to be considered for our rank list.

  • Due to the highly competitive applications received by our program, we require that all USMLE steps be passed on the first attempt.

  • For International graduates, we sponsor a J-1 visa.

  • For International graduates, you must hold the standard Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate. You do not have to be certified when applying; however, you must be certified by the match date.

  • Hands on US Clinical experience is not a requirement for our program, however it is highly preferred.  This does not include observerships or research.