Doctor of Medicine Program
The Class of 2013 enjoyed another year of excellent residency matches. Shown here are three students that matched in Ophthalmology. From left, Class of 2013 graduate Shae Widick matched in ophthalmology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. Elizabeth Keeble and William Gannon matched in ophthalmology at UAB.
The M.D. Program at the University of South Alabama awards the Doctor of Medicine Degree, closely adhering to the message captured by the mission statement of the College of Medicine:
“Our mission is to educate and train outstanding physicians and scientists who possess humanitarian attitudes, critical thinking, and technical skills, as well as multi-cultural competence. We are committed to the recruitment and retention of a diverse student body, faculty, and staff, provision of the highest quality healthcare for the citizens of Alabama, and the Central Gulf Coast region, professional development of integrity, as well as inquiry and research.”
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. More about the curriculum and the 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. More about the University, the College of Medicine, and the Hospitals.
During Medical School, students have the opportunity to take part in research projects in both basic and clinical science arenas. In addition, students may participate in overseas clinical electives. More about research opportunities and overseas clinical experiences. Success in the classroom and on licensing examinations as well as demonstrated leadership in the clinical setting lead to success in the National Residency Matching Program. More about our students' success on licensing examinations and Match Day results.
Out of State Students
Although our primary obligation is to residents of the state of Alabama, we encourage applicants from neighboring states who have the following credentials:
Baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year college
GPA of 3.6 or higher
MCAT score of 30 or higher
International students admitted to the College of Medicine must have Permanent Resident status in the United States
Advanced Standing Transfers
The College of Medicine accepts a limited number of transfer applications for admission to the second or third year class. Application is to be made to the Admissions Officer after January 1 each year. Please contact the Admissions Coordinator, Peggy Terrell, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jonathan Scammell, PhD
View the University of South Alabama Residency requirements.
Annual Security and Fire Safety Report - The University of South Alabama publishes certain crime statistics for the most recent three-year period as required by the Jeanne Clery Act. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the school. The report, along with additional information, is available online at: www.southalabama.edu/police/cleryact.html. You may also request a paper copy from the University Police office located at 290 Stadium Blvd, Beta Gamma Commons Building, Mobile, AL 36688.