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About the Program

UAB’s Medical/Clinical Psychology program prepares you for research and healthcare careers focused on understanding and treating psychological and behavioral problems, including those that affect medical care, arise from medical illness or injury, or can be partially understood from a medical or biological perspective.

This doctoral program provides specialized research and clinical training that addresses a wide range of psychological, behavioral, and physical health concerns across diverse patient groups. You will acquire expertise in the traditional domains of clinical psychology and can specialize in medically-relevant areas such as neurodevelopmental disorders, neuropsychology, rehabilitation psychology, and substance abuse. You will work and train side-by-side with other healthcare professionals in a comprehensive medical center environment that is similar to the integrated medical and behavioral healthcare settings where most of our program graduates are employed. Such settings are currently the fastest-growing area of employment for psychologists in the U.S. The PhD in Medical/Clinical Psychology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association.

Delivery Methods


This program delivers most of its content via on-campus, in-person meetings.

Program Director

Edwin Cook III, PhD

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