The Heersink School of Medicine is dedicated to excellence in the education of physicians and scientists in all of the disciplines of medicine and biomedical investigation for careers in practice, teaching, and research. Central to this educational mission are the provision of outstanding medical care and services and the enhancement of new knowledge through clinical and basic biomedical research. We embrace the University of Alabama at Birmingham's commitment to creating an inclusive environment that values differing perspectives and experiences. This diversity is essential to fulfilling the enduring mission of our medical school.


The Heersink School of Medicine will be recognized by its faculty, students, graduates, and patients and by faculty members in other schools of medicine and research universities as one of the nation's premier institutions for research, training, and patient care. Excellence in each of its primary missions—education, clinical care, and basic, translational, and clinical research—is essential to this recognition.