UAB School of Medicine

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The UAB School of Medicine (founded in 1859 in Mobile as the Medical College of Alabama) is a graduate medical school at University of Alabama at Birmingham, with programs in Huntsville, Montgomery, Selma and Tuscaloosa.

The formerly independent Medical College of Alabama was moved onto the Tuscaloosa campus of the University of Alabama in 1920 under the direction of Abraham Flexner. An Extension Center opened in Birmingham in 1936. The medical program was formalized as a four-year Medical College by order of Governor Chauncey Sparks in 1943. Roy Kracke was appointed as the first dean of the school a year later, and oversaw the relocation of the program to Birmingham's Medical Center in 1945. The School merged with the Extension Center in 1966 to form the present University of Alabama in Birmingham under the auspices of the University of Alabama System. As part of UAB, the School of Medicine has been recognized a leading research and treatment center.

Currently, the UAB School of Medicine has 900 graduate students and 1,200 post-graduate resident fellows, along with 1,100 faculty members across 23 academic departments. It operates in conjunction with the UAB Medical Center ("University Hospital") and with affiliates, including Children's Hospital and the Birmingham VA Medical Center.


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