Welcome to the Internal Medicine Residency Program at North Alabama Medical Center! I am thrilled that you are interested in our program and hope the information you find within this site will help you start painting a picture of what this training program has to offer.
We strive to create a supportive and challenging learning environment that offers strong mentorship, values diversity and inclusiveness, encourages intellectual curiosity and lifelong learning, and teaches physicians to work in inter-professional teams and to realize their roles as advocates for their patients and in their communities.
Majority of our Core and sub-specialty faculty received their training at either UAB or Vanderbilt University, both of which are amongst the most reputed Academic and Internal Medicine Departments in the country.
Every resident is assigned to one of the core faculty members for professional mentoring throughout the three years of residency. The Mentorship program is geared towards both personal and professional growth and to eventually achieve the unique career goals that each resident has.
Lastly, I cannot talk about our program without highlighting the strong sense of camaraderie that is very apparent at our Medical Center and program. This is perhaps the most important quality of any training program. From faculty to administrators and ancillary staff, our residents have a well-established network of people to turn to for support and guidance. We firmly believe that collaborative teaching and learning is the basic foundation for all medical training, and that idea of collegiality is very much alive here at NAMC.
We greatly appreciate your interest in our program, and as you explore our website, I hope you discover and are inspired by the unique qualities of this training program. As long as you bring the right attitude and a willingness to learn, I assure you that the program will provide you with the necessary skills towards a successful career in Internal Medicine.
Khushdeep Chahal, MD, FACP Chair, Department of Medicine
Founding Program Director
Internal Medicine Residency Program
North Alabama Medical Center