Kendra Carter

Kendra Carter

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As a communications director in the UAB School of Medicine, Carter leads and executes communications strategy in medical education and for the school’s regional campuses in Huntsville and Montgomery.

Before joining UAB in 2013, Carter worked as a staff writer at Alabama newspapers for 5 years, then shifted her career focus from journalism to communications and public relations. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Auburn University and a master’s degree in public administration from UAB.

The commencement ceremony for the UAB Heersink School of Medicine is planned for Saturday, May 14 at 1 p.m. in Bartow Arena.

In part 2 of our LCME series, Self-Study Task Force co-chairs Irfan Asif, M.D., and Lanita Carter, Ph.D., share what we learned about ourselves as a school during preparations for the 2022 visit, happening next week, April 11-13.

Re-accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education is a way the UAB Heersink School of Medicine holds itself and its education programs accountable to established national standards. Read about how the re-accreditation process guided changes to programs, facilities and leadership in the past, as well as updates that are underway.

Nine students from the UAB Heersink School of Medicine were named in the 2022-2023 class of Alabama Schweitzer Fellows, a group of graduate students across Alabama who will spend the next year implementing service projects designed to address social factors that impact health. 

With 100 percent of the class of 2022 matching into residency positions, UAB students will continue their medical education at 82 institutions in 30 states across the country.
Construction on the Volker Hall sixth floor renovation is completed, and teams from medical education will be moving into the space over the next few weeks. The sixth floor construction is the first of three renovations that will transform the Volker Hall education tower.

Alice R. Goepfert, M.D., professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the UAB Heersink School of Medicine, will deliver the annual S. Rexford Kennamer Distinguished Lecture in Internal Medicine, hosted by the Montgomery Regional Medical Campus of the Heersink School of Medicine.

A new app rolling out this spring allows third-year medical provides students a high-level look at their growth in clinical training and tracking for their clinical clerkships.
Roger Smalligan, M.D., MPH, regional dean for the UAB Heersink School of Medicine Huntsville Regional Medical Campus, was recently installed as president of the Madison County Medical Society.
Medical students at the UAB Heersink School of Medicine will celebrate Match Day 2022 on Friday, March 18, at the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center.
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