UAB is situated in the beautiful city of Birmingham, Alabama, with the Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Area being home to 1.1 million people. Birmingham is known for its housing affordability, highest green space per capita when compared to any other city in the nation of similar size, and healthcare, having the highest per capita concentration of healthcare jobs nationwide. During the pandemic, UAB was provided with a high honor as being named America’s No. 1 Best Large Employer by Forbes in 2021. Home to award-winning chefs and new restaurants each year, Birmingham is a great place for foodies to live

Birmingham is a growing and active cultural center of the South with impressive museums, abundant educational opportunities, and a family-friendly atmosphere. Museums to fit every hobby can be found nearby, from McWane Science Center and the Birmingham Museum of Art to the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame. The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and abutting Kelly Ingram Park offer important historical lessons from the 1960s civil rights movements, of which Birmingham was a major stage. Several dozen parks can be found for quick leisure in Birmingham proper, with many longer hiking trails within a quick driving distance from the city. Twenty minutes south of Birmingham is Oak Mountain State Park, the state’s largest park at 9,940 acres. Birmingham is also a short day trip away from Atlanta, Nashville, Chattanooga, and Destin, making a great spot for those with an affinity for weekend traveling.

For more information about Birmingham and Alabama:

UAB Residency & Fellowship in Birmingham

UAB Welcome to Birmingham 2020