Welcome to the UAB Emergency Medicine Residency Program

Welcome to the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, one of the premier clinical, educational and research institutions in the United States.

The program is designed to provide a challenging, hands-on patient care experience in the two emergency departments of the UAB Medical Center. The program conforms to all requirements specified by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and is fully accredited by the Residency Review Committee for Emergency Medicine. 

UAB Medical Center Emergency Room flagA Message from Our Residency Director:

Instituted in 2001, the UAB Emergency Medicine Residency Program is an integral portion of the professional life of the faculty and staff of the Emergency Department at two component hospitals at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center. The training of emergency medicine housestaff, housestaff from other disciplines, medical students, nursing students, and emergency medical technician students is one of the key functions of the Department of Emergency Medicine and ranks second in importance only to the provision of direct patient care.

The goal of this program is to accomplish the training of medical graduates in the wide variety of pathologic conditions that are manifest in the Emergency Department setting and to instill the confidence and self-discipline necessary to enable our emergency medicine residents to become competent emergency medicine specialists upon completion of residency. An emergency physician must be accomplished in the presentation, treatment, and subsequent disposition of a wide spectrum of patients ranging from critical to minor in severity of illness or injury. The breadth of medical knowledge required for the proper treatment of such patients must be combined with an awareness of the psychological, social, and other needs of Emergency Department patients. The emergency physician with such experience becomes a true specialist in the efficient diagnosis and therapy of human illness.

- Andrew Edwards, M.D.