University of Alabama School of Medicine
|Medical College of Alabama|
|Selwyn Vickers, M.D.|
The University of Alabama School of Medicine at
The School of Medicine at UAB can trace its roots back to the 1859 founding of the Medical College of Alabama in
The School of Medicine has nearly 900 students and 1,200 residents and fellows, 1,100 faculty in 23 academic departments and more than 1,100 full-time faculty who attract more than $200 million in NIH funding. The UAB School of Medicine is home of The Kirklin Clinic, a multi-disciplinary medical home; University Hospital, one of the largest academic hospitals in the country; and faculty serve the new Children's of Alabama hospital.
On Aug. 15, 2013, UAB announced Selwyn Vickers, M.D., would be the next senior vice president for Medicine and dean of the School of Medicine effective Oct. 15, 2013. Vickers, 53, spent his formative years as a young faculty member at UAB, beginning in 1994, and he directed the section of gastrointestinal surgery from 2000 to 2006. He is currently the Jay Phillips Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Minnesota Medical School.
Anupam Agarwal, M.D., served as interim dean of the School of Medicine for eight months from February to October 2013 after Ray Watts, M.D., former dean of the School of Medicine, was named the seventh president of UAB in January 2013. Agarwal returned to his position as director of the Division of Nephrology and vice chair for research in the Department of Medicine on Oct. 15, 2013.
The main campus of the School of Medicine at UAB is located in Birmingham. All students complete their first two years at the main campus in Birmingham. The remaining two years can be completed in Birmingham or at one of three branch campuses in Tuscaloosa, Montgomery or Huntsville.
In 1974 the University of Alabama created the College of Community Health Sciences. This is a college organized under the University of Alabama, and in conjunction with the University of Alabama School of Medicine provides medical education for the 3rd and 4th years of students who choose to study in Tuscaloosa.
The School of Medicine maintains a branch campus in Huntsville affiliated with
UAB's Montgomery campus is a collaborative effort among UAB, Baptist Health and the city of Montgomery. Beginning in May 2014, 10 third-year medical students will begin taking classes in Montgomery. In 2015, the incoming class size will expand to 20.