University of Alabama--Birmingham

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Medical Student Services, VH Suite 100
Birmingham, AL 35294


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U.S. News Rankings

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Research rank Category Name
#43 Best Research
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#22 Best Primary Care


#7 in AIDS

Medical School Overview

The School of Medicine at University of Alabama--Birmingham has an application deadline of November 1. The application fee at University of Alabama--Birmingham is $80. Its tuition is Full-time: $24,510 (in-state) and Full-time: $58,590 (out-of-state). The faculty-student ratio at University of Alabama--Birmingham is 1.7:1. The School of Medicine has 1,317 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

The School of Medicine at University of Alabama—Birmingham (UAB) is centralized in a large university complex that spans more than 80 city blocks, with much of that space dedicated to clinical facilities, research laboratories, classrooms, and surgical suites.

Medical students in the School of Medicine get many opportunities to conduct research if they choose to do so in the summer between their first and second years of school, or after their second year, when they may take a year to do elective research either at UAB or another institution. Students at the UAB School of Medicine can earn an M.D., or joint degrees that combine an M.D. with either a Ph.D. or master of public health.

High school seniors can get a jump start on their med school ambitions by applying for the UAB School of Medicine’s Early Medical School Admission Program, which permits them to graduate with both a bachelor’s degree and M.D. The University of Alabama School of Medicine has many highly ranked specialties, including the studies of AIDS, geriatrics, rural medicine, primary care, and internal medicine.

Outside course requirements, UAB med students have many ways to advance their studies, especially through academic student organizations such as the Alpha Omega Alpha national honor medical society. There are many other students clubs for students to join, too, including local chapters of national organizations, medical interest groups, community service clubs, and other organizations, such as the medical school’s very own vocal performing group.


Applications accepted May 6 (Begins)
November 1 (Ends)
Application fee $80
AMCAS application accepted Yes
AACOMAS application accepted No


Full-time faculty 1,281
Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.7:1

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 759
Gender distribution
Gender distribution



Full-time: $24,510 (in-state)
Full-time: $58,590 (out-of-state)

Required fees $3,604


Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program N/A
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2012 and 2013 classes)
anesthesiology obstetrics and gynecology
emergency medicine pediatrics
family practice surgery - general
internal medicine transitional year
internal medicine - pediatrics

* Medical School Overview details based on 2013 data

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