The School of Medicine began in Mobile in 1859. After severalrelocations,itsmainMedicalCentercampuswas established in Birmingham in 1945. Branch campuses are also present in Huntsville and Tuscaloosa. The first 2 years of the educational program take place at the main campus, while clinical teaching occurs on all 3 campuses. The School of Medicine is one of the 6 health schools making up the University of Alabama Medical Center. The others are schools of Dentistry, Optometry, Nursing,Health-RelatedProfessions,andPublicHealth.