The UAB - Huntsville Internal Medicine Training Program is designed to provide broad based clinical training with an emphasis on academic medicine. The goal of our program is to assist residents in developing the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become outstanding comprehensive internists capable of managing diverse patients with a broad range of diseases. This training is essential not only for those individuals who will pursue a career in general internal medicine, but also for those residents who are planning on further subspecialty training and careers in academic medicine. Residents are given guidance and advice to develop their careers, achieve scholarship, and complete the prerequisites needed for the next steps of their careers.
One of the unique features of the program is the balance between inpatient and outpatient experiences. Second and third year residents enjoy an innovative schedule that allows focused exposure to both inpatient and ambulatory medicine. Residents on outpatient blocks benefit from close collaboration with university based and community based faculty. During these rotations residents build skills in outpatient diagnosis and treatment while managing diverse continuity practices. Residents on inpatient rotations enjoy graded responsibilities, with interns providing much of the direct patient care and second and third year residents assuming increased responsibility for teaching, supervision and mastery of medical knowledge. A strong ethic of collegiality and support pervades both ambulatory practices and inpatient teams.