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UAB’s primary care departments are leading the way for improved health outcomes and medical student education. Through student programs, community engagement initiatives and direct service, the Departments of Family and Community Medicine, Medicine, and Alabama AHEC are serving the state through innovative primary care efforts.

Launched in 2019, the HEA is an interprofessional faculty development program that aims to create and support a community of leaders in education and a culture of excellence in teaching.  

All month in September, the Road to Accreditation video series has focused on diving deeper into the changing landscape in medical education and how the School of Medicine is responding to it in order to successfully prepare students for residency and their careers.
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Latesha Elopre, M.D., MSPH, has been named assistant dean for Medical Education Diversity & Inclusion, a new position established in the UAB School of Medicine to support recruiting underrepresented medical students into UAB residency and fellowship programs and providing critical engagement and support for URIM trainees in the learning environment.
Sharon A. Spencer, M.D., professor in the UAB Department of Radiation Oncology, is the 2021 winner of the Brewer-Heslin Endowed Award for Professionalism in Medicine. The award recognizes physicians at UAB who demonstrate extraordinary commitment to providing highly skilled and deeply compassionate medical care to their patients.
Four faculty members joined the Learning Communities program earlier this year as new mentors. In Part 2 of a Q&A with the new mentors, read what motivated Jessica Fazendin, M.D., and Desiree Morgan M.D., to join the program and why they feel the LCs are important to medical school.

If you ask Stephanie Berger, M.D., about the opportunities available for educators at UAB, she would say five words: Seek and you shall find.

When Caroline Harada, M.D., and Stephanie Berger, M.D., took over as course directors for Patient, Doctor and Society three years ago, they not only brought their passions for community service and education on social determinants of health, they also incorporated an active learning format to engage students in small group discussions throughout the course.

Preliminary construction began last week on Volker Hall’s sixth floor, the first step in a renovation plan that includes collaborative and administrative space on the sixth floor and a new active learning space on the second floor, along with a modern new atrium that will bring the entrance to the building directly off University Boulevard.
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