Medical Schools in Alabama

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Alabama has a total of 61 colleges and universities. Of these, two have schools of medicine. These are the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and the University of Southern Alabama.

The University of Alabama School of Medicine

This medical school is a public institution located in Birmingham, AL. They additionally have branch campuses in Huntsville and at the University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences in Tuscaloosa, AL.

This medical school’s history can be traced back to 1859 when it was founded as the Medical College of Alabama in Mobile, AL. In the early 1900′s, the school was moved to Tuscaloosa, so it would be closer to the Uof A. In 1945, the school was moved to Birmingham and the University of Alabama’s Medical Center was founded.  In 1966, the medical school was joined with an existing extension center and together became the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

The University of Alabama School of Medicine Degrees Offered

The UAB School of medicine offers a regular M.D. degree as well as a M.D. specializing in Rurual Medicine, a M.D./P.H.D. which is a Medical Scientist Training Program, a M.D./M.P.H (Masters of Public Health), M.D./M.S.P.H (Master of Science in Public Health in Clinical Research), and a B.S./M.D.

The University of Alabama School of Medicine Rankings

This medical school is currently ranked #30 nationally in research and #10 nationally in primary care in the US News and World Report.

Also in the US News and World Report, five medical specialties at UAB are ranked in the top 20 nationally: AIDS is ranked 4th, Women’s Health is ranked 8th, Internal Medicine is ranked 18th, Geriatrics is ranked 19th, and Pediatrics is ranked 19th.

In NIH funding, there are eight deparments in the UAB School of Medicine that rank in the top ten. In the top five are: Anatomy/Cell Biology ranks #1, Surgery ranks #2, Obstetrics/Gynecology ranks #3, and Physical Medicine ranks # 4.

The University of Alabama School of Medicine Important Admission Dates

You must apply to UAB via the AMCAS application. Applications are accepted between June 1 and November 1.

Average Mean Scores of Students Matriculated Into University of Alabama School of Medicine

MCAT: 30.6

GPA: 3.76

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The University of South Alabama School of Medicine

This school is located in Mobile, AL is a public university created in 1963 as a replacement for extension services provided by the University of Alabama in Mobile. This university has nine colleges, including the USA School of Medicine.

The University of South Alabama School of Medicine Degrees Offered

This medical school offers a traditional M.D. degree as well as a combination M.D./P.H.D. degree.

The University of South Alabama School of Medicine Important Admission Dates

Like many other medical schools, applications are processed through AMCAS. You can apply between June 1 and November 15.

Average Mean Scores of Students Matriculated Into University of South Alabama School of Medicine

MCAT: 9.7

GPA: 3.7

USA Admissions Requirements:

Minimum requirements include:

  • General Chemistry with Lab: Two semesters or three quarters.
  • General Biology with Lab: Two semesters or three quarters.
  • Mathematics (Calculus is recommended): Two semesters or three quarters.
  • Organic Chemistry with Lab: Two semesters or three quarters.
  • General Physics with Lab: Two semesters or three quarters.
  • Humanities: Two semesters or three quarters.
  • English Composition or Literature: Two semesters or three quarters.

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