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Due to COVID-19, residency interviews will be conducted virtually for the 2020-21 season. Interviews will begin on October 29th. Please check back for more updates.

Download our 2020-21 brochure.

Residency is the most important time of your medical education.

Those four years will shape how you, as a medical professional, will interact with patients and with medicine as a whole. Thus, choosing the correct residency program is key to your future success. As we enter the match season in a new and challenging environment, new skills will be required for students and residency programs alike.

While much has changed in healthcare, the core mission and culture our residency program is unchanged. UAB’s residency is a varied educational experience focused on hands-on learning. The core is a diverse didactic curriculum featuring virtual learning, small group live sessions, simulation, and case-based discussion along with bedside teaching. To meet educational needs and safety concerns our didactic curriculum has evolved and will continue to do so as we learn what works best in this changing situation. In the clinical arena, residents are given progressive autonomy. They begin making patient-care choices early on in their training while guided by faculty members. With increasing experience and knowledge, they are given increasing responsibility. This, along with the extensive and diverse caseload provided for our residents, is designed to guide them into creating their own operational methodology for approaching each patient individually. This methodology will allow residents to evaluate each patient and their unique circumstances and devise a targeted plan of care. Embedded within the core training common to all residents are a variety of additional opportunities that allow each resident to reach their own individualized goals. The confidence born of this training allows our graduates to operate effectively in any professional environment that they choose: providing excellent patient care, leading health care teams, serving in an academic setting or taking on large-scale health care administrative roles.

UAB admits 21 residents from diverse backgrounds and identities per year. Despite this large size, one of the hallmarks of our residency has always been a strong sense of community within the program. In spite of the dramatic changes occurring with the pandemic, this strong since of community remains. As faculty, we strive to know each of our residents on a personal and professional level. Each member of the faculty is invested in providing excellent training for each of our residents. Through this, we hope to provide a tailored educational experience to mirror what we expect from our graduates. 

Contact

Black Susan

Susan Black, M.D.
Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine 
Vice Chair for Education

sblack@uabmc.edu