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It’s no secret that Alabama is a rural state. In fact, only four metropolitan areas can be said to be totally urban.  One of the greatest challenges of our state is how to meet the pressing medical needs in rural areas.  And one of the greatest secrets in our state is that practicing rural medicine provides physicians unique rewards both personally and professionally.

So, what is it about being a rural family physician? To begin with, he/she uses a solid medical education and continues to build on it to appropriately and creatively care for patients. But just as important is how the rural physician is a trusted leader who makes a meaningful difference in the community.

If you’re interested in meeting the medical needs of entire families from birth to death; in being a welcomed and respected member of your community; and in establishing a real home-town fit for you and your family, you owe it to yourself to contact us to explore this unique field of medicine.

Rural Medicine News

UASOM rural students elected as state AAFP leaders

 AAFP student officers .2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The 2016-17 elected medical student leaders for the Alabama Academy of Family Physicians, left to right: Paul Strickland, Megan Gibson, Andrea Pittman, Daniel Weeks, Victoria Clay, C.C. Linder, Jessica Powell and Will Griffin.





 


Six UAB School of Medicine students were elected to student leadership positions for the 2016-2017 Alabama Academy of Family Medicine (AAFP). The election took place during the AAFP annual meeting at San Destin, Florida, June 16-19.

Officers are:

President, Daniel Weeks, MS4, UAB School of Medicine, Rural Medicine Program member, Huntsville campus;

Vice President, Andrea Pittman, MS2, UAB School of Medicine, Rural Medicine Program member, Huntsville campus;

Communications Chair, D. Paul Strickland, MS3, UAB School of Medicine, Rural Medical Scholars Program member, Tuscaloosa campus;

Communications Liaison Birmingham, Megan Gibson, MS2, Rural Medicine Program member, Birmingham campus;

Communications Liaison Tuscaloosa, Jessica Powell, MS4, UAB School of Medicine, Rural Medical Scholars Program member, Tuscaloosa campus;

Communications Liaison Huntsville, Will Griffin, MS3, UAB School of Medicine, Rural Medicine Program member, Huntsville campus.

Also, C.C. Linder, MS2 at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, was elected communication liaison for Mobile.

Victoria Clay, the immediate past President, presided over the elections. Ms. Clay is an MS3 in the Rural Medicine Program at UAB School of Medicine, Huntsville campus.

The AAFP membership includes more than 900 active family physicians and more than 430 family medicine residents and medical students. The chapter provides educational programming for its members as well as representing family physicians and their patients in the legislative, regulatory, and public arenas.