Attend the 2021 McCollough Medical Scholars Forum Online

Susan and Gaylon McCollough

Medical professionals from around the state will address students at the 19th annual Susan N. and Gaylon McCollough Medical Scholars Forum Jan. 29 in a new webinar format.

The forum, designed to prepare students pursuing medical and health science professions, will begin with a lecture by Dr. William E. Admire, the vice president and chief medical officer for the Mobile Infirmary and North Baldwin Infirmary. He will discuss “Healthcare in America and the Young Doctor.” Throughout his career, Admire has served in many roles, including serving with the Mobile Police Department as the police surgeon for 20 years, ProAssurance board member, Infirmary Health physician advisor and claims committee member, Spanish Fort High School team physician, Gulf Coast and SeaBreeze Nursing Home director, Mobile Infirmary and Thomas Hospital ACOM medical director, and as the Alabama Hospital Association physician representative. In addition to his leadership roles at Infirmary Health, Admire continues to work with Infirmary Occupational Health and iHealthy, Infirmary Health’s external wellness program.

Following his remarks, attendees will hear from Linda Goodson, the director of admissions at the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine, who will discuss “Being a Competitive Medical School Applicant.” Prior to this, Goodson held numerous leadership positions at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, and served as board president for numerous organizations, including Alabama Public Health Association. The Jefferson County chapter of the American Cancer Society, and AIDS Alabama. She has also been recognized locally and nationally for her volunteer work, receiving several awards, including the Health Education Professional of the Year from the National Association for the Advancement of Health Education and the Odessa Woolfolk Community Service Award from the American Cancer Society.

The McCollough Medical Scholars Forum was established by UA alumni Dr. Gaylon McCollough and Susan N. McCollough to prepare students pursuing medical and health science professions for the road ahead, with a focus on the Hippocratic and humanistic purveyance of health care. Dr. Gaylon McCollough is president of the McCollough Plastic Surgery Clinic and founder of the McCollough Institute for Appearance and Health in Gulf Shores. Susan N. McCollough is an international artist in abstract and impressionistic art and an alumna of UA’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Together, the McColloughs gifted the College of Arts and Sciences its largest endowment in two decades to create the Dr. E. Gaylon McCollough Institute for Pre-Medical Scholars and the Susan N. McCollough Art Biennale.

For more information about the forum, contact Angela Johnson at