Medical Student Services organizes a variety of opportunities to enhance medical student learning. Tutoring services are provided by advanced medical students and residents who are highly competent in the areas tutored. All tutors are chosen from a competitive application process and are required to complete training and have ongoing tutor training session throughout the year.
- To improve academic performance
- To promote self-directed learning
- To engage students in their own learning and study strategies as they adapt to medical school curriculum and exam formats
Residency Application Checklist MS4
For students anticipating a March 2015 match.
March 2016 match timeline is here.
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| May 2015
| June 2015
- There are currently 11 communities within the UASOM LC Program.
- Students are assigned to a community based on their clinical campus assignments.
- Communities form the basic unit for class and lab small groups, student government, and social and professional development.
- For more information on the Learning Community Program, contact Jason Noah, or click on one of the Community Mentors below.
Current MS2 student: “I have really enjoyed the one hour break each month to get together with my peers and take a small break from the books. It is easy to get overwhelmed or lost in studying and lose sight of what is truly important. I have used our community meetings not only as a time for camaraderie, but also to take step back and refocus on the end goal.”
Mentor: Hughes Evans, MD, PhD
Mentor: Nathan Smith, MD
Mentor: Craig Hoesley, MD
Mentor: Laura Kezar, MD
Mentor: Annalise Sorrentino, MD
Mentor: Lanita Carter, PhD
Mentor: Robert Centor, MD
Mentor: Wick Many, MD
Mentor: Anne Halli-Tierney, MD
Mentor: Heather Taylor, MD
LC Monthly Meeting Topics (2014-2015)
|August||Financial Aid & Academic Success Follow-up (for MS1 students only)|
|September||The Importance of Professional Community|
|October||Mindfulness & Resilience|
|November||Interacting with Different Groups|
|January||Difficult Conversations with Peers|
UABSOM New Student Orientation
New Student Orientation Schedule (Word doc) is here!
- Where do I go on Monday?
- Orientation starts at 8am on Monday, July 27.
- You'll come to Volker Hall (1670 University Blvd). This is the same building in which you had your interviews.
- Where do I park?
- Use the parking deck at 10th Ave. S. and 16th Street.
- If this deck is full when you arrive, you'll need to park in Remote Lot
- How long does Orientation last each day
- Exact times vary, depending on the day, but you should block out 8am-5pm each day for orientation activities.
- Is Orientation mandatory?
- Yes. Students are expected to attend every session of Orientation. There are no excused absences.
- Matriculating students are encouraged to move to Birmingham 1-2 weeks prior to Orientation.
- Schedule any needed utility service appointments or doctor's appointments at other times.
- What will we do at Orientation?
- Orientation is designed to introduce you to the UABSOM and your class.
- You'll find out practical things like, how classes work and meet the folks you'll be spending the next four years with.
- For those students assigned to a regional campus for clinical years, you'll get an opportunity to visit that campus and meet the medical school faculty and staff there.
- What should I wear?
- For Monday, July 27, dress is business. You'll get your picture taken for the composite.
- For all other days, dress is casual.
- What should I bring?
- For Monday, you'll need your Social Security card, a photo ID, a notebook, and a pen.
- Bring your laptops, but note these are not used in most sessions at Orientation. We ask that you not use them during sessions unless instructed to do so by a presenter.
- It's also a good idea to have some money or card for drinks.