The program’s core purpose is to design and support a family medicine residency that develops physicians of the future who humbly serve our local community and ultimately, the communities in which they will independently practice. Given the limited number of primary care physicians in the State of Alabama, we are hopeful that many of our graduates may choose to practice in our local communities and their surrounding geographic areas.
We aspire for our graduates to develop comprehensive expertise in the clinical practice of family medicine, capable of success in either independent or employed physician practice. With these goals in mind, our program’s curriculum is a focused balance between inpatient and ambulatory care of patients of all ages in the Huntsville community and surrounding areas. Our program is structured as 13 four-week each academic year (July 1 through June 30).
A typical resident will experience the following rotations during their three years of training:
*No more than two consecutive weeks of night float will be assigned at a time
**Can be taken 1-2 weeks at a time
Surgical: ENT, Ophthalmology, Bariatric Surgery, Anesthesiology, Interventional Radiology or Surgical OB – Hospital-based
Medical: Adolescent Medicine, Gynecology – Office-based procedures, Dermatology, Nephrology, Cardiology, Infectious Disease, Gastroenterology, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Sports Medicine – Advanced, Travel Medicine, Emergency Medicine – Advanced, Urgent Care Medicine – Advanced, Global Health, Community Free Clinic/Community Outreach, Radiology, Hospital Medicine – Advanced, or Rural Health
Other: Wellness or Research