About Us

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.

Our Objectives

  • 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



Individual sessions offered students the opportunity to receive one on one assistance from trained tutor. Sessions are usually scheduled between the student and the tutor. To request individual tutoring, please click here.


Small group sessions are available for any medical student who interested in attending. Sessions are usually held around the times of the scheduled midterm and finals of the modules. To view upcoming group sessions, please see below.


The online tutoring is offered in both individual and group sessions through Google+ Hangouts. To view upcoming group sessions, please see below.
Snellgrove John

So you got into med school! Congratulations! I’m sure you’ll be thankful you chose to pursue your MD here at UAB. I’m sure you’re excited to get started. It won’t be long before your life is going to change pretty drastically.  This will be a brand new season of life for you all, a start into a new profession.  You’re going to learn… a lot!  Most of your learning will come through lectures, small groups, labs, but some of your learning is much more difficult to streamline into a powerpoint or study guide.  Furthermore, it will be difficult to assess this learning with computerized or written exams. The type of learning I’m talking about is learning how to live in a healthy and responsible way as a medical student and future physician.  This is where Learning Communities come in.  The goal of the LC program is to equip medical students to be healthy physician leaders one day.  This goal is accomplished through a variety of different things. - John Snellgrove, MS3 LC Rep for Kirklin Community #wolfpack

Program Leadership:

  • Caroline Harada, MD, Assistant Dean for Community Engaged Scholarship & Jason Noah, Director for Student Success Programs give oversight to the UABSOM LC Program.

Birmingham Communities:

Hill Community
Kirklin Community
Pittman Community
Oparil Community
McCallum Community
Barfield-Carter Community

Huntsville Communities:

Harrison Community
Hamilton Community

Montgomery Community:

Lyons Community

Tuscaloosa Communities:

Hirschowitz Community
Finley Community

Before your rotation is over you must have completed and turned in the following:

Don’t forget to complete the online quizzes due at their appropriate times