Doctor of Medicine Program
The Overseas Clinical Experience at Kibogora Hospital in Rwanda, Africa is a popular externship for senior USA medical students. Students receive hands-on experience directing patient care, assisting in surgical wards and performing diagnostic tests. A team comprised of eleven members from the Class of 2014 and five USA physicians participated this year. Pictured from the Class of 2014 are (from left): Drs. Ben Cason, Stephanie Stopka, Tiara Murphy, Tom Scarritt and Amy Boone.
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:
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 at Match Day results.
Out of State Students
Although our primary obligation is to residents of the state of Alabama, we consider applicants from neighboring states who have the following minimum credentials:
Baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year college
GPA of 3.6 or higher
MCAT score of 30 or higher
View the University of South Alabama Residency requirements.
International applicants must have Permanent Resident status in the United States.
Advanced Standing Transfers
Opportunities to transfer to our school are limited to the third year on a space-available basis. Transfer spaces are rarely available due to a very low attrition rate.
All transfer applicants should be currently enrolled in good standing at an LCME-accredited medical school and must have a compelling reason to transfer. Students who are attending non-LCME accredited medical schools, offshore medical schools or osteopathic schools will not be considered.
Students who believe they meet these requirements should submit a request for consideration, including school presently attending and reason for requesting transfer, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jonathan Scammell, PhD
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.