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.