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UAB is a major academic health center located in Birmingham, Alabama. In the legacy and tradition of our first Department of Medicine Chair, Tinsley R. Harrison, M.D., the UAB Heersink School of Medicine is globally recognized and nationally ranked in patient care, research, and training. 

The UAB International Medical Education office helps sustain this prestige and superior performance by promoting the global exchange of knowledge through the creation and maintaining of international collaborations and educational medical programs for the brightest U.S. and international medical students. Our programs transform scholars and students into global health leaders by allowing them to work alongside highly skilled UAB faculty physicians in advanced facilities, improving the quality of life for patients in the Birmingham community and individuals around the world.