Explore UAB

We consistently rank among the nation's very best academic medical centers for research, education, and clinical care.

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At UAB, we're training the next generation of physicians and physician-scientists, answering basic scientific questions that lead to medical innovations, and bringing the highest quality health care to all of our patients.

UAB is the heartbeat of Birmingham and an integral medical leader in the Southeast. The Birmingham campus is within walking distance of some of the best parks, entertainment, and dining in the region. Our regional campuses—in Huntsville, Montgomery and Tuscaloosa—expand our academic reach and responsibilities in addition to educating physicians in rural and underserved areas of the state.

Our school is made up of more than 800 students, 1,100 residents and fellows, and 1,700 full-time faculty across 28 academic departments. We are the home of The Kirklin Clinic, a multi-disciplinary medical home; University Hospital, one of the largest academic hospitals in the country; and our faculty serve the Children's of Alabama hospital.

At a Glance

799 medical students enrolled based on 2019-2020 academic year

1,071 residents currently enrolled based on 2019-2020 academic year

186 medical students in the most recent entering class

9,093 physicians trained to date

More than 2 million patients treated at UAB and Children's of Alabama in 2019

Largest and only magnet-designated infusion therapy center in the state of Alabama

One of the first in the US to offer clinical trial of the treatment of patients with severe COVID-19 using nitric oxide

5,000 new cancer patients seen each year at the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB

One of only two Level 1 ocular trauma eye centers in the US

Only adult Level I trauma center in the state of Alabama (as verified by American College of Surgeons)

One of eight national Udall Centers of Excellence in Parkinson’s disease

One of eight inaugural NIH-designated Centers for AIDS research

107% growth in clinical trials expenditures over the past 5 years ($36.2M to $75M)

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