Welcome to UAB. Welcome to Birmingham.

At UAB, we're training the next generation of physicians and physician-scientists, answering basic scientific questions that lead to medical innovations and bringing the best medical care to bear for our patients.

UAB is an integral part of Birmingham and the region, and Birmingham is integral to UAB. The Birmingham campus is within walking distance of some of the best parks, entertainment and dining in the region. Our regional campuses—in Huntsville, Montgomery and Tuscaloosa—expand our academic reach and responsibilities, helping educate physicians in rural and underserved areas of the state.

The School of Medicine is made up of nearly 800 students and more than 900 residents and 1,400 full-time faculty in 27 academic departments. We are the home of The Kirklin Clinic, a multi-disciplinary medical home; University Hospital, one of the largest academic hospitals in the country; and our faculty serve the Children's of Alabama hospital.


The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) traces its roots to the 1859 founding of the Medical College of Alabama.

Facts & Figures

Did you know that UAB School of Medicine enrolled its first female-majority incoming class in 2015?

Mission & Vision

Our mission and vision guide us on our track to become a preferred academic medical center of the 21st century.

Strategic Plan

It takes a plan to achieve success. Our AMC 21 strategic plan was designed specifically to help UAB lead the way in academic medicine.