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Albert Schweitzer Fellowship

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UAB is host to 1 of only 14 national chapters of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, a prestigious national organization preparing the next generation of professionals who will serve and empower vulnerable people to live healthier lives and create healthier communities.

Alabama Schweitzer Fellows are competitively chosen from students enrolled in graduate and professional schools around the state, who demonstrate a passion for cultivating positive change in Alabama communities where the need is greatest.

Fellows conduct a year-long service project (200+ hours over the year) and engage in monthly, multidisciplinary leadership training. They receive extensive personalized mentorship to help their project succeed.

Learn more about the Alabama Schweitzer Fellows Program on the program website.

Comprehensive Urban Underserved and Rural Experience Program (CU²RE)


The Comprehensive Urban Underserved and Rural Experience (CU²RE) program is designed to enhance the recruitment, training, and retention of medical students dedicated to serving as family medicine physicians to provide primary care in the medically underserved urban and rural areas of Alabama. It maintains partnerships with Alabama Area Health Education Center (AHEC), Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center, Office for Diversity and Inclusion, and regional campuses across the state. The enriched training program addresses six core areas related to interprofessional education, behavioral health, social determinants of health, cultural and linguistic competency, practice transformation, and telehealth. The program has two pathways - Urban Underserved and Rural - for students interested in primary care and health equity with a heart for serving underserved patients.

Learn more about the CU²RE Program.

Medical Student Enrichment Program


The program is designed to encourage and develop humanitarian attitudes and cross-cultural understanding among our physicians-in-training through global health experiences at sites around the world. It fosters interest in assisting underserved populations, and stimulates and supports a "whole world" understanding of medicine.

Learn more about the Medical Student Enrichment Program.

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