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  • 10. Successful Fellowship Match Rate

    Not only do we offer four separate OB/GYN fellowships at UAB, we also place fellows at extremely competitive fellowship programs. See some of the most recent matches below.

    2023 Fellows:
    • 2 MFM:
      University of Alabama at Birmingham
    • 2 GYN Onc:
      University of Alabama at Birmingham

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    Left to right in the picture: Lindsay Rucker, Peter Ketch 
    Sara Beth Norton, Kevin Shrestha, Allison Davis, Tim Edwards
    Kaitlyn Kincaid, Claire McIlwraith

    2022 Fellows:
    • 1 FPMRS
      Brown Universtiy
    • 1 GYN Onc:
      Johns Hopkins University
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    2021 Fellows:
    • 2 MFM:
      University of Alabama at Birmingham
    • 1 GYN Onc:
      Washington University in St.Louis
    • 2 REI:
      Brigham and Women's Hospital
      Baylor College of Medicine
    Class 2021 Final  
     2020 Fellows:
    • 1 GYN Onc:
      University of Alabama at Birmingham
    • 1 MFM:
      University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    • 1 REI:
      University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Class of 2020 
     2019 Fellows:
    • 4 GYN Onc:
      Ohio State University
      Memorial Stone Kettering Cancer Center
      University of North Carolina
      Washington University in St. Louis
    • 1 FMPRS:
      University of of Alabama at Birmingham
    • 1 MFM:
      Oregon Health Sciences Center
     Class of 2019 Group
     2018 Fellows:
    • 1 MFM:
      Duke University
    • 1 REI:
      University of South Florida
    • 1 FPMRS:
      Houston Methodist Hospital
    • 1 Family Planning:
      Brigham and Women's Hospital
     Class of 2018c
    2017 Fellows:
    • 2 GYN Onc:
      Ohio State University
      University of Wisconsin
    • 3 MFM:
      Duke University
      University of Oklahoma
      University of Alabama at Birmingham
    • 1 REI:
      Baylor College of Medicine
     Class of 2017 2
      2016 Fellows:
    • 2 GYN Onc:
      University of California Los Angeles
      University of Alabama at Birmingham
    • 1 Pelvic Surgery:
      UT/Methodist Hospital
    • 2 MFM:
      University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
      University of Alabama at Birmingham
    • 1 REI:
      University of Alabama at Birmingham
     Class of 2016

    View a full list of our Graduating Resident positions

  • 9. Resident Education is a Priority

    Weekly didactics mixed with hands-on learning opportunities are an integral part of our program. These include biweekly, division-specific didactics and bimonthly Quality Improvement conferences and Journal Clubs. We have dedicated education staff members and a resident education committee whose sole purpose is to ensure quality resident educational experiences.

  • 8. Practice Makes Perfect

    Dr. Somerall, our Director of Simulation, coordinates individual laparoscopic skills training and “spontaneous” in-unit simulations covering a wide variety of clinical scenarios including post-partum hemorrhage, eclamptic seizure, and shoulder dystocia. This allows residents to master managing high-risk medical complications in a low-risk, education-driven environment.

    In addition, we have a Da Vinci robot as well as laparoscopic skills and ultrasound simulators to help hone your skills.

  • 7. Resident Benefits

    As a UAB resident, you are well taken care of. Here’s a list of some of the perks of being a UAB resident.

    • Catered lunch every Friday
    • Free white coats (4) and white coat laundering
    • UAB OB/GYN signature scrubs
    • Free covered parking
    • A $2200 book fund
    • Funded AL licensure/DEA fees
    • Department-sponsored attendance at any conference at which you have an accepted 1st author abstract or paper
    • Access to support for global electives and research funding through the UAB Ob/Gyn Fund for Excellence in Education
    • Free attendance to the Alabama ACOG meeting in Sandestin, FL as a third-year resident

    General Residency Benefits at UAB

  • 6. We Work Hard and Play Hard

    We never need an excuse to hang out outside of work. Come let off some steam with us at one of our department-sponsored events.

    • Black Tie Chiefs’ Party
    • Pre-Chiefs’ Roast and Porch Party
    • Intern Party
    • Resident Retreat
    • Department Christmas Party
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  • 5. Birmingham

    Birmingham is a beautiful, fun city that is affordable and easy to navigate. We have numerous local breweries and enjoy award-winning cuisine from chefs like James Beard Award winner, Frank Stitt. Between the Birmingham Museum of Art, Civil Rights Institute, Zoo, Botanical Gardens, Birmingham Barons Baseball, and Alabama Ballet, there is something for everyone. There are opportunities for running, hiking, and biking at Railroad Park, Red Mountain Park, Jemison Trail, and Oak Mountain State Park. Additionally, there are lakes, mountains, and beaches that are all close by. A good football tailgate is right down the road in Auburn or Tuscaloosa, and the SEC is headquartered here. Our residents find that the city is very family friendly, and over half us own our own homes.

    Additional information about Birmingham

  • 4. World-Class Facilities
    4. World-Class Facilities

    The aesthetically-pleasing Women and Infants' Center is a $140 million, lone-standing women’s hospital that allows us to continue to set the standard in Obstetrics and Gynecology. The hospital is over 400,000-square-feet and features patient rooms, nursing stations, and physician work areas that are spacious and well-equipped, and we enjoy a beautiful view of Birmingham from the glassed skywalks that connect us to the Children’s Hospital and UAB’s Main Hospital.

    Learn more about our facilities.

  • 3. Unmatched Clinical Experience

    We provide care to very sick, complex patients. We are the major referral center in the state of Alabama and take care of patients from all over the Southeast. After four years here, our residents are primed for success in private paractice, academic medicine, or fellowhip. Best of all, our interns are in the OR on day 1 of the residency!

    See the details of our experiences.

  • 2. Cutting-Edge Research

    Our department is consistently ranked as one of the highest NIH-funded Obstetrics and Gynecology departments in the country, and, as residents, we have the opportunity to conduct research with faculty who are leaders in their fields through the Center for Women's Reproductive Health.

    Learn more about our residency research.

  • 1. Our People
    1. Our People

    The secret to our department’s success lies in our people. Our residents are a well-rounded, hard-working, fun-loving, ambitious, and intelligent bunch. The relationship between our faculty and residents is one of mutual respect that allows residents to learn in a nurturing, supportive environment. We make the best of our time together outside of work and are sure to celebrate life’s milestones together. Come see for yourself!

    Meet our Residents.

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