Recently Admitted

Welcome, Accepted Candidate!
Congratulations on your admission to the School of Medicine at UAB. This page gives lots of good information regarding Orientation Week and the things you need to do prior to arriving on campus. If you can't find something or have more questions, e-mail us.   

Important Things to Know:

Prematriculation Checklist

  • All students have to complete the Prematriculation Checklist . Once you have accessed the document, read it carefully.  The deadline for completion of all elements on the checklist is July 14, 2014.  This is a a firm deadline.  Note: YOUR ADMISSION COULD BE DEFERRED IF YOU DO NOT COMPLETE THESE TASKS.
  • Students should now be able to log into Certified Background to upload their immunization information using the link on the Prematriculation Checklist.  Instructions for getting logged onto Certified Background can be found here .  

Orientation 2014

  • Orientation runs Monday, July 28-August 1, 2014.
  • Click here for a copy of the 2014 schedule. Please note, the schedule is subject to change.  
    Plan to be involved with orientation activities from 8am-5pm each day. There are no excused absences from orientation meetings and activities. Please schedule medical appointments, new apartment setup activities, etc. around the orientation schedule.  
    Dress for the first day is professional. (Photos will be taken for student composite).
  • Bring a pen and notebook to take notes. Laptops are not permitted during orientation.
  • If you haven't already, join the UAB School of Medicine Class of 2018 Facebook group.
  • Save the date for the White Coat Ceremony, Sunday, August 17, at 2pm, at the Alys-Stephens Performing Arts Center.
    • Due to seating constraints, each student will be given four tickets to use when inviting guest to the White Coat Ceremony. One family unit per ticket.  
    • Please review A Guide to UASOM White Coat Ceremony for complete information on the day. 

Videos to Watch
  • There are several videos you'll need to watch prior to attending orientation. They'll be uploaded in this section around June 1.   

From the Admissions Office

Getting Settled


My official letter of acceptance went to my parent's house. Can they scan the Offer of Acceptance to me for me to sign and send to you?
No. We must receive the original copy of the acceptance offer, and it must be signed by the accepted applicant. We can't accept a copy of the signed original in any format (fax, scan or photocopy), nor can we accept a signed photocopy of the original. 

If UASOM has received my final transcripts, why does my "Minimum Coursework Completed" say no?
While you are currently accepted to UASOM and have sent copies of your final transcripts with your degree posted, your "Minimum Coursework Completed?" may still say "no" when you check the status of your application. We don't audit transcripts for required coursework until May 15 due to fluctuations in our accepted applicants. 

If your undergraduate college requires composition and literature or interdisciplinary reading and writing courses in lieu of English; if you have taken an acceptable course to satisfy math requirements; or if you have specific questions if a specific class you've taken meets requirements, email