Medical students wishing to pursue a career in Surgical Oncology do so by entering UAB's General Surgery Residency Program. Residency education in general surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is comprised of five clinical years. Seven categorical residents are accepted into the program annually through the National Residency Matching Program. Residents have the option to complete two years of research, free of clinical duties, after their second or third year of clinical training. All house officers receive extensive training in preoperative evaluation in the clinic and hospital settings, intraoperative technique, postoperative and critical care management, and follow-up care. Surgical residents train at four hospitals located within the downtown medical center - University, VA, UAB Highlands and Children's hospitals. Students complete Surgical Oncology cases throughout the program beginning in the first year.

Our General Surgery Residency Coordinator is:
Jamie Moody 

Inquiries regarding the General Surgery Residency Program should be submitted to:

John R. Porterfield, Jr., M.D.
Department of Surgery
Attention: Residency Program Office
1922 7th Avenue South, 217 Kracke Building
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama 35294-0016
Phone: (205) 934-9600