The UAB Departments of Nutrition Sciences and Medicine offer a two-year Fellowship in Clinical Nutrition for physicians who have completed medical training and are board-eligible or board-certified in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine. 

   

Fellowship Director:
Taraneh Soleymani, MD

Department of Nutrition Sciences

1714 9th Avenue South, LRC 342

Birmingham, AL 35294-1270

Phone: 205-996-5243

Fax: 205-996-2072

E-mail:[email protected]


Program Website:  www.uab.edu/nutrition  

 

Specialty : Internal Medicine

Subspecialty: Nutrition

Primary Focus: Adults Nutrition/Adult Obesity

# of Positions: Variable, depending on funding

Duration: 24 months

Eligibility Requirements :

 Internal Medicine, Family Practice

Currently recruiting: Yes

# Fellows being recruited : Variable, depending on funding

Positions obtained by fellows in last 10 years
Academic: 5
Private: 9
Industry: 0
Other (Specify):

Certification exams taken by fellows
ABPNS: 8
ASPEN: 0
ACN: 0
Other (specify): 2 (ABN pre-2001)

Background of fellows before entering program
Internal Medicine: 9
Family Medicine: 3
GI (adult/peds):
Endocrinology: 1
Nephrology:
Cardiology:
Critical Care Medicine:
Preventive Medicine:
Other (specify):  

 

Faculty  

# Directors: 1

Director Fellowship Trained: Yes

Director time (%): 100

Additional MD Faculty: 3

Time (%): 25%

Other Faculty (RDs): 1

Time (%): 25 %

 

Fellow Funding Source :  

Extramural: 75%

Hospital: 0

Practice:  10%  

Department:  15%

Other:  

 

# of Educational Conferences per Month :  

Clinical: 4

Clinical Nutrition: 4

Fellows expected: 4

Basic:  

Basic Nutrition:  

Fellows expected:  

Journal: 1

Journal Nutrition: 1

Fellows expected: 1

Research: 4

Research Nutrition: 4
Fellows expected:
1

Lab: 2

Lab Nutrition: 2

Fellows expected: 0

 

Fellow Time Allocation (%)
Yr 1

Didactic: 5
Clinical: 30

Research: 60

Teaching: 5


Yr 2  

Didactic: 5
Clinical: 30
Research: 60 

Teaching: 5

Program Content Taught Through (%):
Self: 40
Supervised Clinical:
25
Lecture/Academic: 20
Lecture/Non-academic: 5
Clinical Conference: 0
Research Seminar: 5
Journal: 5
Other:

Courses
Biochemistry: 1
Clinical Nutrition: 1
Biostatistics: 1
Other: 2 (Nutrition and Cancer; Nutritional Epidemiology)

% Fellowship Devoted to Nutrition: 100%

% Fellowship Devoted to Nutrition Support: 30%