Where They Go

Over the last ten years our graduates have in some ways reflected trends of national Med-Peds cohorts—And have exceeded trends other ways. For example:

A slightly higher percentage of our graduates pursue fellowship training (national avg ~22%; UAB average 45%) - the most popular of which have been pediatric cardiology (GUCH care) followed by combined infectious disease and pediatric intensive care.

A slight majority of our graduates are currently in private practice. However a significant amount have chosen to stay in the academic environment. (national avg ~25%; UAB average ~40%)

The overwhelming amount of our graduates are seeing both children and adults in their current practice of medicine. (national avg ~82%; UAB average 90%) A few (~7% each) chose either medicine or pediatrics alone.


  • Our graduates tend to do very well on the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics certifying examinations.

  • On the ABIM, >95% of our graduates passed on the first attempt. Currently all of our graduates who have attempted the exam have passed. (Only one person in the history of the program failed the first attempt and passed on the second.)

  • On the ABP, again, >95% of our graduates passed on the first attempt. Currently all who have attempted the exam have passed. (Only two people in the history of the program required more than one attempt.)

These facts likely reflect the overall quality of our residents as much as they demonstrate the quality of the training they receive in our program. In either case, we are proud of our residents and their accomplishments.

Private Practice

The private practice environments in which our graduates work are quite diverse, ranging from solo-practice ambulatory care in a small town (pop. ~4000) to a hospitalist in a major metropolitan city. Several have formed their own Med-Peds groups and are frequently looking for new partners to join the practice.
We're happy to assist our graduates in any way to create or find their ideal job.

Our Graduates

2016 Graduates  
Laura Andrews, M.D. General Medicine/Pediatrics, Carrboro, NC
Kyle Brown, M.D. Pediatric Critical Care, Houston, TX
Kathleen Grisanti, M.D. Allergy and Immunology, Columbus, OH
Spencer Idstein, M.D. General Medicine/Pediatrics, Louisville, KY
2015 Graduates  
Griffin Guice, M.D. Hospitalist, Columbia, TN
Jake Kelley, M.D. Hospitalist, Columbia, TN
Erin Mullaney, M.D. Med-Peds Allergy/Immunology, Birmingham, AL
Coco Williard, M.D. Palliative Care, Houston, TX
2014 Graduates  
Kimberly Coveney, M.D.  Hospital Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
J. Tyler Fuqua, M.D. General Medicine/Pediatrics, Gardendale, AL
Roopan Farris, M.D. General Medicine/Pediatrics, Gardendale, AL
Cleon Rogers, M.D. General Medicine, Birmingham, AL
2013 Graduates  
Jennifer Fieldhouse, M.D.  General Medicine/Pediatrics, Shelbyville, TN
Shawna Reshard, M.D. Hospitalist Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Katherine Silver, M.D. Med/Peds Rheumatology, MUSC
Hennessy Williams, M.D. General Medicine/Pediatrics, Moody, AL
2012 Graduates  
Victoria Fox-Behrle, M.D.   Med-Peds Primary Care, Toppenish, WA
Bill Covington, M.D. Hospital Medicine, College Station, TX
Jacquelyn Covington, M.D.   Med-Peds Palliative Care, College Station, TX
J. Aaron Grubbs, M.D. Med-Peds Infectious Disease, UAB
2011 Graduates  
Deepa Bhatnagar, M.D. Hospital Medicine, New Orleans, LA
Kierstin Leslie, M.D. Hospital Medicine, Birmingham, AL
Joel McLarry, M.D. Cardiology, Portland, OR
Brian Patterson, M.D. Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Primary Care, Houston, TX
2010 Graduates  
Michael Barnett, M.D. Med-Peds Palliative Care, Birmingham, AL
Ashley Nichols, M.D Med-Peds Palliative Care, Birmingham, AL