Thank you for your interest in the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. The medical school is a part of the Division of Health Sciences and a component of the USA Health System and the only academic health center along the central Gulf Coast.
The College accepted its first students in 1973 and is noted for the excellence of its educational and research programs. Seventy-four medical students matriculate each year, selected from more than 1100 applicants. A doctorate level graduate program in Basic Medical Sciences was established in 1978, the first Ph.D. program at the University of South Alabama.
Current accredited postgraduate residency training programs exists in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Orthopaedics, Pathology, Pediatrics,Psychiatry, Radiology and Surgery and fellowship programs in Gastroenterology, Infectious Disease, Pulmonary & Critical Care, Surgical Critical Care, Neurophysiology, and Sports Medicine (Family Medicine) and (Orthopaedics). Interdisciplinary Centers of Excellence include the Center for Lung Biology, Center for Healthy Communities, Center for Strategic Health Innovation, and the Sickle Cell Center.
I invite you to explore this website to learn more about our programs in medical education, biomedical research and patient care.
Samuel J. Strada, Ph.D.
Dean, USA College of Medicine