Medical Schools in Alabama

Updated: April 29, 2020

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This blog lists the medical school in Alabama including their course requirement and admission statistics. It also outlines some features of the state which you should consider if you are applying to a medical school in Alabama.

A prospective medical student will be drawn to Alabama's major urban and rural centres, allowing you to practice in different clinical settings and see many diverse clinical presentations.

Medical Schools in Alabama:

University of Alabama School of Medicine

University of South Alabama College of Medicine

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University of Alabama School of Medicine

Founded in 1969, the Alabama School of Medicine's mission is "dedicated to excellence in the education of physicians and scientists in all of the disciplines of medicine and biomedical investigation for careers in practice, teaching, and research. Central to this educational mission are the provision of outstanding medical care and services and the enhancement of new knowledge through clinical and basic biomedical research. We embrace the University of Alabama at Birmingham's commitment to creating an inclusive environment that values differing perspectives and experiences. This diversity is essential to fulfilling the enduring mission of our medical school." The University of Alabama School of Medicine receives roughly 4000 applications each year and interviews approximately 450 individuals. 65% of the 90 available positions are filled by Alabama residents. 

Location: Birmingham, AL

Course Requirements

  • General Biology: 8 semester hours
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry or 8 semester hours of Organic Chemistry (with lab)
  • General Physics (with lab): 8 semester hours
  • College Mathematics: Biostatistics/Statistics or 6 semester hours
  • English: 6 semester hours

Recommended Courses

  • Behavioral science
  •  Social sciences

Admission Statistics

Average accepted MCAT: 508

Average accepted GPA: 3.77

University of South Alabama College of Medicine

Founded in 1963, the University of South Alabama (USA) College of Medicine's mission is to "provide educational programs for healthcare professionals and interprofessional healthcare teams designed to measurably improve their skills, medical knowledge and ability to deliver evidence-based patient care for the citizens of Alabama and the central Gulf Coast region." USA College of Medicine choosing applicants based on the following criteria:

  • Grade-point average
  • MCAT scores
  • Substance and level of courses taken
  • Trend in academic performance
  • Pre-health advisory review
  • Extracurricular activities
  • State of residence

 Location: Mobile, AL

Course Requirements

  • General Chemistry with Lab: Two semesters
  • General Biology with Lab: Two semesters
  • Mathematics (Calculus is recommended): Two semesters
  • Organic Chemistry with Lab: Two semesters
  • General Physics with Lab: Two semesters
  • Humanities: Two semesters
  • English Composition or Literature: Two semesters

Recommended Courses

  • Genetics
  •  Psychology
  • Computer Science

Admission Statistics

In-State: 

Average accepted MCAT: Not available

Average accepted GPA: Not available

Out of State

Minimum accepted MCAT: 70th percentile

Minimum accepted GPA: 3.6

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