The School of Medicine is dedicated to enhanced scientific and professional programs for our medical students. From undergraduate programs to fellowship preparation, our educational research programs are robust and multi-disciplinary. Students are equippedwith the skills required for excellent clinical practice, academic medicine, and more. Research studies provide individualized opportunities for students to discover new knowledge in their preferred area of medicine.

Clinical and Research Undergraduate Summer Programs

The School of Medicine specializes in undergraduate summer programs that provide enhanced scientific and professional preparation for studentsaspiring towards a career in medicine or biomedical sciences.

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Scholarly Activity

Medical students are required to engage in at least one scholarly project during their third year. Projects may vary from student to student, and range from laboratory research to medical humanities.

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Medical Student Research Opportunities: Year 1

Medical students often choose to undertake research during the summer between the first and second year of medical school. Opportunities exist for students to participate in basic biomedical, clinical, translational, and global health research.

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Medical Students Research Opportunities: Year 2 and Beyond

Medical students who have completed their preclinical years may opt to take a year out to engage in elective research. Students may choose to stay at UAB or go to another institution for their research. There are a number of competitive fellowships available to support this form of research.

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Medical Student Clinical, Service, and Training Opportunities

Medical students may seek out summer programs that provide experiences beyond clerkships and elective rotations. Short-term summer clinical or training programs are available both domestically and internationally to medical students looking to gain additional clinical experience in a desired specialty.

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