PRIME (Pre-Matriculation In Medical Education)

PRIME is a six week summer program offered each year to entering first year Medical, Dental and Optometry students at UAB.  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 2018; 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 8 – July 17, 2014, and the registration deadline is May 29, 2015. 

Applications can be found at Please contact our office at 205-934-7975 or for more information.