Tracey S. Wilson, M.D., is Director of Medical Student Education for the UAB Department of Urology and states, “we are always willing to host enthusiastic medical students in the Department of Urology. Students are encouraged to contact us for research opportunities or clinical electives where they can spend from 1-4 weeks working alongside our faculty and residents."

Third-year UAB medical students are invited to do a one-month elective on our service, or schedule their Scholarly Activity with one of our faculty members. Third-year UAB students who are at satellite campuses are encouraged to do a Special Topics week with us to gain more exposure to this exciting field.

Fourth-year students (both visiting and UAB) are invited to do an acting internship (AI). The AI is a month-long rotation on the UAB Hospital service with increased responsibility. These students function as a member of the urology team with daily involvement on inpatient rounds, in the operating room and in the clinic. Students will rotate at the Children’s Hospital of Alabama, the Birmingham VA Medical Center, UAB Hospital and outpatient clinics. It is expected that after completing this rotation the student will have an increased knowledge of the pathophysiologic processes in urology, and more specifically an “inside view” of urology at UAB. 

UAB is now participating in the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS). The application process will be available in early April, and applications will be processed in mid-May. Students who are interested in pursuing urology as a career choice and are likely to enter the urology Match, should choose Urology Career (course 80-428) in our course catalog. Fourth-year students who are interested in spending a month on urology but are not likely to enter the Urology Match should choose Urologic Surgery Elective (course 80-416). The VSAS application lists specific dates for these electives, however we may accommodate other dates if requested.

Contact Information

Students interested in doing an acting internship should contact Liranda Howard:
Phone: 205-975-4048
Email: lirandacoleman@uabmc.edu