University of Alabama Birgmingham

The program is fully accredited by the ACGME Residency Review Committee for Emergency Medicine, and trains world-class emergency physicians through a challenging, hands-on patient care experience.

The major clinical facility within the Medical Center is UAB Hospital, consisting of approximately 1,100 beds. In 2015, UAB Hospital was ranked the nation's third-largest public hospital. The North Pavilion, opened in 2004, houses the University Emergency Department as well as a number of inpatient medical, surgical, and critical care beds and operating suites. The second component Emergency Department is situated at Children's of Alabama, a 380-bed freestanding pediatric specialty hospital.
With a combined volume of more than 180,000 pediatric and adult visits to the ED in 2015, the UAB Emergency Medicine Residency Program provides residents with exposure to a wide variety of critical adult and pediatric illnesses and injuries.

Through a carefully graduated learning experience, residents are provided appropriate direction and teaching to many disease states first at a basic level, progressing to increased patient care responsibilities.

Representative Council
Anatomy of an EMRA Resolution The EMRA Representative Council passed a whopping 16 resolutions at its spring meeting in Orlando, tackling topics ranging from electronic and remote voting (now approve
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How to be an EMRA Program Representative Remember the saying “drinking from a firehose” we all learn during medical school? That's how I felt at my first EMRA Representative Council meeting. As I en
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Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Medicine As our country grows more diverse, tackling health disparities is imperative to improving patient outcomes. After all, human experiences and cultural per
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Small Doses; Big Results Case 1 A 37-year-old female arrives to the emergency department after a high-speed motor vehicle collision. A traction splint is applied to an open mid-shaft femur fracture.