The Division of Medical Student Education is housed within the Department of Family and Community Medicine. Faculty and staff of the division are responsible for the initiation, development and administration of programs and curriculum for medical students (MS) in each of their four years at the University of Alabama School of Medicine. These programs and curriculum include the Family Medicine Clerkship (MS3), the Ambulatory Medicine Acting Internships (MS4), and the Family Medicine and Rural Medicine Programs, which include the MS3 Selectives and MS4 Electives.

In addition, the Pathway Program  provides rural clinical experiences for prematriculation, MS1 and MS2 students.  Family Medicine research opportunities are also available for MS3 and MS4 scholarly activities.

Also division faculty advise and work closely with the UASOM Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG). Our FMIG facilitates monthly seminars, clinical skills workshops, community outreach projects, and other activities during the academic year to help students learn about family practice and encourage and sustain interest during the preclinical years.

The faculty and staff of the division also maintain consistent communications with our volunteer faculty. Our volunteer faculty, currently over 200 in number, includes family physicians from the rural and urban areas of the State of Alabama. We attribute the high quality of our student programs and clinical experiences to their dedication and excellent teaching skills.

salser2   Administrative Offices:
930 20th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35294-0007

Campus location:
Community Health Services Building - 20th
Rooms 376 and 378

Telephone: 205-934-9973
Fax: 205-934-4149
Director: Earl Salser, Jr., MD

Robert Kynerd
Robert E. Kynerd, MD                   

Program Coordinator:
Gwen Williams