The General Surgery Residency Program at UAB provides an outstanding clinical experience with many unique opportunities including research participation, extensive robotic surgery training, international training opportunities and more.

Training takes place across five facilities: University Hospital, The Kirklin Clinic, the Birmingham Veterans Administration Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Alabama and UAB Highlands Hospital. All of these facilities are conveniently located in downtown Birmingham as part of the UAB Medical Center District.

GSR2017 2Experience, Culture & Pathways

UAB Hospital is the third-largest public hospital in the U.S. with 1,157 licensed beds. More than 40,000 operative procedures are performed annually at UAB, providing trainees with abundant opportunities. On average, our residents perform 1,390 procedures during their residency. As the state’s only Level 1 Trauma Center, UAB provides training opportunities in a wide variety of complex cases.


Traditional, Categorical Pathway

Eight categorical residents are accepted into the program each year through the National Recidency Match Program.

Cardiothoracic Integrated Pathway

The General Surgery residency program is integrated with the Cardiothoracic residency program and offers a unique and specialized training experience. Interested residents can apply to this collorabative program via different pathways, which are listed on the Cardiothoracic Residency program website.

Military Match Pathway

Through a coalition with the Defense Health Agency, we will accept and train one of DHA residents each year. This resident will account for one of the eight General Surgery residency spots.


As residents progress though five years of clinical experience and training, responsibility and case volume continue to build.

Research Opportunities

Encouraged to pursue a one- or two-year research fellowship, residents will take advantage of mentorships in basic science, clinical and/or health services research.

How to Apply

Eight categorical residents are accepted into the program each year through the National Residency Matching Program.

About Birmingham

Full of activities and innovation, the city of Birmingham shapes the deepth of culture in the residency program.

Meet the Residents

  • Mohammad Rajaei
  • Quince Gibson
  • Meixi Ma
  • Joseph Martinez
  • Patrick Yu

    Contact Us

    Program Director: Britney Corey, M.D., FACS

    Associate Program Director: Graeme McFarland, M.D.

    Coordinator: Jamie Moody
    Phone: (205) 934-9600

    1808 7th Avenue South, D202 Boshell Building
    Birmingham, Alabama 35233