UAB Highlands

In thInfPractice Family Medicine in the Heart of Birmingham

In the spring of 2022, the UAB Department of Family and Community Medicine and Cahaba Medical Care launched an ACGME-accredited Family Medicine Residency track at UAB Hospital - Highlands in Birmingham, AL. The Highlands track, launched through the Cahaba Family Medicine Residency, provides a wide range of training opportunities, clinical experiences, mentorship from talented faculty and engagement with the local community. 

The Highlands program is a 4-4-4 track on the UAB campus, focused on resident education and scholarship in key areas including:

  • Digital health
  • Precision medicine
  • Health promotion (exercise, nutrition and mental health care)
  • Interprofessional care
  • Cultural awareness and social determinants of health
  • Population health.

Cahaba Medical Care

Cahaba Medical Care is a Community Health Cetner (FQHC) with 22 locations in central Alabama serving Bibb, Perry, Chilton, Wilcox and Jefferson Counties. It is an HRSA "Gold Award" Top 10% Quality, and six-time winner of HRSA's Access Enhancer Award and Health Equity Enhanced Award.

The Cahaba-UAB Family Medicine Residency is a 20-20-20 Family Medicine Residency with three campuses or FMC tracks in addition to the Highlands track, including:

  • Rural track, in Centreville, AL
  • Urban track in West End, Birmingham
  • Frontier track in Perry County and Wilcox County