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.
For patients with complex pediatric conditions, transitioning to adult care can be challenging. UAB and Children’s of Alabama have established the Staging Transition for Every Patient (STEP) Program to help these patients receive uninterrupted, expert care as they transition into the adult care model.
Students in the School of Medicine will observe national Primary Care Week Oct. 1-5 with a week filled with student-driven lunch events to increase awareness of primary care needs in Alabama and across the country.

Five UAB School of Medicine students completing their clinical educations at the Tuscaloosa Regional Campus are among the recipients of the new Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama primary care scholarships. Blue Cross provided $3.6 million to the School of Medicine for the primary care scholarships to train a total of 60 primary care physicians over five years.

UAB internal medicine residents interested in primary care careers can apply for admission in a scholars program that provides more immersive training to build the next generation of primary care physicians.
More than 80 prospective medical students have applied to a new medical education track that focuses on preparing students to become primary care physicians: the Primary Care Track at the Tuscaloosa Regional Campus.
Alabama ranks 45th in the nation in the number of primary care physicians available to care for its population, and a new UAB School of Medicine program aims to improve that number.
Students in the UAB School of Medicine will observe national Primary Care week Oct. 3-7 with a week filled with student-driven lunch lecture events to increase awareness of primary care needs in Alabama and across the country.
UAB’s William Curry, M.D., explains the advantages for millennials to find a primary care physician and why it is a necessary step to take for their health.
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