Medical Scientist Training Program

UAB offers an NIH-funded Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), a combined MD/PhD program designed to prepare students for careers that combine laboratory investigation of disease mechanisms with the practice and teaching of clinical medicine in an academic setting.

UAB is consistently among the top 25 institutions nationally for NIH research funding. It was cited among the top 10 for faculty productivity in the biomedical sciences by the Chronicles of Higher Education and the top 5 Best Places to Work in Academia by The Scientist. UAB also ranks #3 in the nation for racial and social inclusiveness by the Princeton Review.

We invite you to join a unique and select group of students training to become tomorrow's leaders in science and medicine by earning a combined MD/PhD degree.

Birmingham:Top 10 Cities for Medical School

If you've ever thought you couldn't have the best of both worlds - a great medical school experience inside the classroom and a personal and social life outside the classroom - think again. As one of the most livable cities in the country, Birmingham is a fast-growing metropolis that is quickly gaining popularity among recent graduates. According to the city's web site "Birmingham has transformed itself into a medical research, banking and service-based economy, making it one of the nation's most livable cities with a vibrant downtown, a burgeoning loft community, a world-class culinary scene and more green space per capita than any other city in the nation." 

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UAB Medical School White Coat Ceremony

The ceremonial presentation of white coats to medical students, created by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation in 1993, includes the signing of the oath of commitment to patient care that reminds incoming students of the dedication necessary to complete a medical education and underscores the responsibilities inherent in the practice of medicine.

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