PRIME (Pre-Matriculation In Medical Education)


PRIME is a six week summer program offered to incoming UAB first year Medical, Dental and Optometry students.  PRIME is designed to enhance student transition into the health professions schools by providing academic and social support.  The ultimate goal is to provide a “head start.”  PRIME will include materials from the first-year curricula, with emphasis on fundamentals.  Students will gain insight into problem-based and team learning, critical thinking, study skills and test-taking strategy.

This program is open to all students accepted into the Class of 2017; however, space is limited and the program fills quickly. The cost is $500, and there are a limited number of scholarships for qualifying applications. The program dates are June 9 – July 18, 2014, and the registration deadline is May 30, 2014. 

Applications can be found at http://www.uab.edu/medicine/prematriculation. Please contact Marsha Kelley-Sutton at 205-934-7908 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information.