The M.D. Program at the University of South Alabama awards the Doctor of Medicine Degree. The educational design of the M.D. program is a competency-based curriculum across all four years, with the first two years of medical school comprising an integrated organ systems-based approach. The first two years are largely taught on the main campus of the University in the Medical Sciences Building and the adjacent Active Learning Center. The last two years of medical school are held in the University of South Alabama Hospitals and Care Centers, as well as in offices of community physicians, and expand the students’ education in the surrounds of full-time patient care.
The program awards the Ph.D. degree in Basic Medical Science and is designed for students interested in careers in biomedical investigation. The program provides training which can lead to academic careers in universities or medical institutions, or to a wide variety of research or administrative positions in government, non-profit or industry settings. The program combines an interdisciplinary core curriculum, advanced coursework and original research, and is designed to give students a broad interdisciplinary base and flexibility. Research training and advanced study are offered in seven formal advanced programs. Students have excellent opportunities for one-on-one interaction with faculty, the benefit of small classes, and excellent research training with nationally funded and recognized investigators.
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