University of South Alabama



Advising Meeting

Wed., Feb. 11, 2015 at
12 noon

 USA Medical Center 10th Floor EICHOLD ROOM - Lunch provided

RSVP 1 week in advance to Linda Ching 251-471-7891



Internal Medicine

Errol Crook, M.D., Professor and Chair
USAMC Mastin 400-A, 251-471-7900   


Faculty Advisors to Senior Students

Dr. Errol Crook

Dr. T. J. Hundley        
Dr. Grace Hundley
Dr. John Schultz
Dr. Kevin Green            
Dr. Johnson Haynes
Dr. Brian Fouty
Dr. Clara Massey
Dr. M. Culpepper        
Dr. John Vande Waa
Dr. Jack DiPalma           
Dr. Karen Fagan              
Dr. B. Burckhartt    
Dr. Mustafa Awan


Informal Description of the Clinical Discipline
Internal Medicine is a broad-based primary care specialty focused on disease prevention and treatment in young and older adults.  The educational focus of the internal medicine training program is designed to allow optimum exposure to the many facets of internal medicine in order to prepare the individual for a position of leadership as a practitioner, consultant, subspecialist or academician.  Educational programs emphasize pathophysiologic principles.  The training program for a general internist is three years with graded responsibility for patient care.  During this period the physician is exposed to primary care and subspecialty disciplines and participates in the clinical activities of cardiologists, gastroenterologists, endocrinologists, etc., as part of the training program.  An internist is expected to become a well-read and well-rounded consultant, participating actively in the care of adults with a variety of medical problems.  The internist may serve as a primary care physician in some situations and as a consultant in others.  Approximately half of the internists finishing the three-year training program become primary care health providers.  Others enter a subspecialty fellowship training program or become hospitalists.


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