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Welcome to the Department of Clinical & Diagnostic Sciences

As part of the School of Health Professions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) we are preparing and advancing students in health professions careers in clinical, research, and academia. We offer access to interprofessional faculty and research, as well as laboratory and clinical experience through the UAB Health System and other healthcare facilities.

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""Our department offers several undergraduate and graduate degree programs for students entering or already in clinical and diagnostic healthcare professions. Here are a few notable facts about our programs:


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Department Spotlights

PA Ranked #8 in U.S.

PA Ranked #8 in U.S.

Oliveira Provost Award

Oliveira Provost Award

BMD Gilman Scholars

BMD Gilman Scholars

Latest News

  • BMD Student Wins 2023 SAHPD Student Leadership in Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Award
    Salma Santiago, a senior in the UAB B.S. in Biomedical Sciences program was selected as the winner of the 2023 SAHPD Student Leadership in Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Award from the Southern Association of Health Professions Deans at Academic Health Centers.
  • UAB alumni 2 of 15 nominated for national Heart of Genetic Counseling Award
    UAB Genetic Counseling Program alumni, Brighton Goodhue, MS, LCGC, and Dana (Hollenbeck) Goodloe, MPH, MS, LCGC, were two of only 15 genetic counselors in the U.S. to be nominated for the Heart of Genetic Counseling Award this year. The award is sponsored by Invitae and honorees are selected from nominees submitted by patients and families that have received genetic counseling services.
  • 2023 Blazer Forever Scholarship Recipients
    Five students have been awarded a UAB School of Health Professions Blazer Forever Scholarship. The award is given to SHP students during Homecoming Week based on an essay answer. This year, we asked students to talk about the ways classroom collaborations and/or team-based learning has made them stronger teammates.