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Medical Education . Hughes Evans, MD, PhD Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education. UASOM aka UAB. Three campuses Birmingham (4 years) 106 students/class Tuscaloosa (MS3 and 4) 35 students/class Huntsville (MS3 and 4) 35 students/class Entering class: 176 89% Alabama residents

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medical education

Medical Education

Hughes Evans, MD, PhD

Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education

uasom aka uab
UASOM aka UAB
  • Three campuses
    • Birmingham (4 years) 106 students/class
    • Tuscaloosa (MS3 and 4) 35 students/class
    • Huntsville (MS3 and 4) 35 students/class
  • Entering class: 176
  • 89% Alabama residents
  • Tuition: approximately $15K/y
  • Fees: $4378 annually
graduate medical education
Graduate Medical Education
  • Assistant Dean: Gustavo Heudebert, MD
  • 75 medical and 3 dental ACGME accredited residency and fellowship programs
    • Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery, Selma
  • 839 residents
    • 202 new residents/y
    • 48 new subspecialty fellows/y
  • 53 affiliated institutions
  • Oversight: Dean’s Council on GME
continuing medical education
Continuing Medical Education
  • Assistant Dean for CME: Monika Safford
  • Certifies live and online CME programs
  • Research projects
  • Maintains AL and MS Practice-Based Networks
    • Over 700 physicians involved
  • Creates state-of-the-art, web-based CME content
undergraduate medical education
Undergraduate Medical Education
  • Associate Dean for UME: Craig Hoesley MD
    • Office of UME
  • Assistant Dean for Diversity: Anjanetta Foster MD
  • Associate Dean for Students: Laura Kezar MD
    • Assistant Dean for Students: Waid Shelton MD
    • Assistant Dean for Admissions: Nathan Smith MD
    • Medical Student Services
      • Career counseling
      • Student life and
      • Records
      • Admissions
      • Financial aid and scholarships
admissions programs
Admissions Programs
  • Early Decision Admissions Program
  • Regular Admissions Program
  • Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PHD)
  • Doctor of Medicine and Masters of Public Health (MD/MPH)
  • Rural Medical Admissions Programs
    • Rural Medical Scholars Program (Tuscaloosa/University of Alabama)
    • Rural Medicine Program (Huntsville/Auburn)
  • Early Medical School Admissions Program (EMSAP)
admissions process
Admissions Process
  • Regimented Application Review and Interview Process
  • Priority to Alabama Residents
  • Meet the Missions of the School of Medicine
    • Diversity
    • Academic Excellence
    • Research/Academic Medicine
    • Underserved Patient Populations
  • Average student: GPA 3.77, MCAT 30
medical school admissions committees
Medical School Admissions Committees
  • Admissions Committees are faculty committees
    • More than 60 faculty members
    • Admissions Executive Committee (AEC)
    • Admissions Selection Committee (ASC)
    • Admissions Interview Committee (AIC)
    • Admissions Research Interview Committee (ARIC)
aic membership
AIC Membership
  • Three year appointments
  • Commitment each year:
    • Full day of orientation and training
    • Interview 5-6 days (once per month)8 a.m. until ~ 3 p.m.
    • Interviews are held on Thursdaysmid-September thru mid-March
  • Typical needs
    • Women, Active Researchers, Cultural and Ethnic Diversity
admissions research recruitment committee aric
Admissions Research Recruitment Committee (ARIC)
  • Conducts “recruitment” interviews with applicants targeted for research and academic medicine careers
  • Assess applicants’ interest and aptitude for research/academic careers
  • Interviews held Thursday mornings (9 am- 11:30 am) from mid-September until mid-March
medical student services
Medical Student Services
  • UAB Learning Communities
    • Steve Smith PhD, Director of Student Life
    • Assigns faculty mentors to a group of students
    • Meet several times a year
    • Goals are varied
      • Career advice
      • Medical school survival skills
      • Balancing medicine and personal life
      • Academic counseling and tutoring
guiding principles of the curriculum
Guiding Principles of the Curriculum
  • Student centered, active learning
  • Problem solving skills
  • Learning facilitated through clinical context
  • Integration of modules with interdepartmental approach
  • Appreciation of evidence as the basis for medical decision making
  • Appreciation of investigation as a component of medical practice and learning
  • Integration of important themes
  • Evaluation methods appropriate to assess goals and objectives
themes
Themes
  • Medical humanities and ethics
  • Cultural diversity and health disparities
  • Special Populations:
    • Women’s health
    • Palliative care and geriatrics
    • Rural Medicine
  • Evidence based medicine and health informatics
  • Nutrition
  • Clinical Skills
scholarly activity phase
Scholarly Activity Phase
  • Scholarship is defined broadly
  • 8-12 weeks
  • Required for graduation
  • Appropriately mentored and supervised
  • Defined final product for each experience
  • Review and oversight by a faculty panel
how can you become involved
How Can You Become Involved?
  • Medical Education
    • Introduction to Clinical Medicine: Stan Massie MD
    • Lectures and Small Group Leaders
    • Attending Physicians
    • Scholarly Activity Mentor
    • Course Director for Electives, Special Topics
  • Student Services
    • Learning Communities
    • Admissions
    • Professionalism, Global Health, others
contact me
Contact me
  • Hughes Evans: hevans@uab.edu