Why Choose UAB?
The General Surgery Residency Program at UAB provides an outstanding clinical experience with many unique opportunities including research participation, extensive robotic surgery training, international training opportunities, and more.Training takes place across five facilities, University Hospital, The Kirklin Clinic, the Birmingham Veterans Administration Medical Center, The Children’s Hospital of Alabama, and Highlands Hospital. All of these facilities are conveniently located in downtown Birmingham as part of the UAB Medical Center District.
Clinical ExperienceUAB Hospital is the 3rd largest public hospital in the US with 1,157 licensed beds. More than 40,000 operative procedures are performed annually at UAB, providing trainees with abundant opportunities. On average, our residents perform 1,390 procedures during their residency. As the state’s only Level 1 Trauma Center, UAB provides training opportunities in a wide variety of complex cases.
CurriculumThe General Surgery Residency Program is comprised of five years of clinical experience. As residents progress in their training, responsibility and case volume continue to build.