At the UAB Heersink School of Medicine, we prepare our students to become highly qualified, compassionate physicians and offer a range of clinical, educational, and research opportunities that make our medical center a creative and vibrant environment for medical students.

From the beginning, you’ll learn evidence-based fundamental science and begin integrating this knowledge with clinical skills, in both active and simulated situations, through your Introduction to Clinical Medicine courses. Our approach encourages active, case-based learning and teamwork.

Throughout your four years of medical school, you will work closely with faculty mentors, career advisers, and faculty members in various medical and research settings. You’ll also be part of a Learning Community, which helps our students find community and fellowship among their classmates and provides longitudinal peer experiences.

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