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Education is one of the three missions of the UAB Division of Breast & Endocrine Surgery. We believe education is key in training future generations of surgeons and work with medical students, residents and fellows to ensure they are equipped to treat and manage diseases of the breast and endocrine glands.

Medical Student Clerkships

Third- and fourth-year medical students receive exposure to a number of surgical subspecialties, including breast and endocrine surgery, through the department’s clerkship, acting internship and summer research programs. These programs provide students with clinical experiences and skills related to treating neoplasms in the breast and endocrine glands.

General Surgery Residency

General surgery residents have the opportunity to train in breast and endocrine surgery during their residency. Residents receive extensive training in preoperative evaluation in the clinic and hospital settings, intraoperative techniques, postoperative and critical care management, and follow-up care. Residents train at four hospitals located within the downtown medical center: University, VA, UAB Highlands and Children's hospitals.

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Breast Oncology (SSO) Fellowship

The Society of Surgical Oncology Breast Oncology Fellowship at UAB is a one-year multidisciplinary clinical program that enables fellows to acquire an advanced body of knowledge and level of skill in the management of all aspects of benign and malignant breast disease in order to become a leader in the field. This comprehensive approach includes screening, risk assessment, prevention strategies, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and research all in one location.

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Endocrine Surgery (AAES) Fellowship

The UAB Department of Surgery works with the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons to provide fellows in the AAES Fellowship Program with extensive exposure to standard and advanced/minimally invasive techniques in endocrine surgery, medical endocrinology, pathology, ultrasonography and laryngoscopy.

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