The Birmingham VA Medical Center is conveniently located adjacent to the UAB hospital. It serves the veterans of Alabama as well as parts of Georgia and Mississippi.

All UAB orthopaedic residents have two VA rotations, 2 months during their third year and 2 months in the fifth year. There are six UAB faculty attending orthopedists. Each week three days are spent in the OR and two days are clinic days. Cases include adult reconstruction, shoulder and elbow, foot and ankle, and trauma.