Department Vision

All citizens of the State of Alabama will have unfettered access to the highest quality emergency care.  Our Department will be seen as the premier provider of education and training in emergency medicine, and will have adequate resources to produce the highly skilled clinicians required for staffing the Emergency Departments of our State.  Our Department will be seen not only as the vanguard for clinical excellence in our State, but also as an international leader in expanding the science of our discipline.

Department Mission

To provide high quality emergency care to the people of the State of Alabama and the Southeastern United States, with compassion and respect for each patient:  to educate physicians in the discipline of emergency medicine, so that they may provide excellence in emergency care to those patients; and to advance the science of emergency medicine through research, for the ultimate benefit of the health and well-being of all emergency patients throughout our society.