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As a diverse community focused on the science and practice of medicine for Alabama, the Central Gulf Coast, and beyond:

We educate. We discover. We serve.


The Frederick P. Whiddon College of Medicine's Compact Between Teachers and Trainees in Medicine and Biomedical Sciences [PDF] highlights our commitment to professionalism.

The Whiddon College of Medicine is a member of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). The College offers two degree programs. The M.D. program is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). The Ph.D. program in Basic Medical Sciences is one of the doctoral programs in the University of South Alabama Graduate School. USA Health residency and fellowship programs are affiliated with the College and are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).


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The 2018-2021 COM Strategic Plan [PDF]

The 2020-2021 Annual Report [PDF]

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Spotlight - Azeline Arcenal

Born in the Philippines, Azeline Arcenal moved to Mobile at age 5 when her father took a position in the aerospace industry. In 2018, she became a U.S. citizen, and today, she’s studying to become the first physician in her family.

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