Congratulations and Welcome to UAB!

GME Orientation 2017
When?   Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Registration and a buffet breakfast will begin at 7:00 a.m. Orientation begins at 7:30 a.m. and runs until approximately 4:00 p.m.

Where?  Margaret Cameron Spain Auditorium (Click here for map).

What do I need to bring to Orientation? Social Security number, visa documents (if applicable), local address and telephone number, Alabama medical license number and Federal DEA registration number (if applicable), Alabama driver's license number and tag number for your automobile. This information will be needed to complete various forms during orientation.

Form I-9: must be completed before your start your training. This is a two-step process. The first part is completed electronically prior to attending orientation and the second part will be completed at orientation on June 21st. It is imperative that you bring one of the original acceptable documents from List A or one document each from Lists B and C (click here for list of I-9 documents) to orientation. If you are using a US Passport, Permanent Resident Card or Employment Authorization Card, bring both the original document and a clear photocopy of the card to orientation.

What can I expect at Orientation? The day will be a mixture of presentations in the auditorium and visiting various stations in the auditorium lobby. Stations include Human Resources (part 2 of Form I-9), Pharmacy, GME, IMPACT card and email address, VAMC, Lister Hill Library, Parking, ID Badge, and Lab Coats & Scrubs.

Where should I park? Parking is provided in two remote parking lots.
Option 1: Lot 15N (1319 5th Ave South)
Option 2: Lot 15C (1200 6th Ave South)
To keep your vehicle from being ticketed, it is important that you park only in one of these two lots.
Click here for map.
  • After parking in one of these lots, walk to the bus stop at either Lot 15N or Remote Lot 2 and catch the "Blue" Blazer Express.
  • Get off the "Blue" Blazer Express bus at the first stop on 20th Street, turn right (west) on 7th Ave South, and walk one block to the Magaret Cameron Spain Auditorium (at the corner of 19th Street South and 7th Ave South).
After orientation, you may return to your vehicle by catching the "silver" Blazer Express on 18th Street between 6th and 7th Aves. This bus will drop you off at either Lot 15N or Remote Lot 2.

What should I do if I cannot attend? If you are relocating to Birmingham and will not arrive by June 21st, we have a make-up orientation on June 30th (9 a.m.) in West Pavilion Conference Center - Room E and on June 30th (9 a.m.) in West Pavilion Conference Center - Board Room. Note for Pediatrics Fellows only: we have an orientation session scheduled on July 6, 2017 more information will be sent to you if you are a Pediatrics Fellow. If you cannot attend either of these dates, please contact the GME Office.

You will receive information from the GME Office with detailed information on GME onboarding via email either in March 2017 (incoming fellows) or early April 2017 (incoming residents).


Frequently Asked Questions

Salary and Benefits?
GME Annual Salaries effective 6/24/2017
PGY-1: $51,583
PGY-2: $53,231
PGY-3: $54,893
PGY-4: $57,379
PGY-5: $59,420
PGY-6: $62,057
PGY-7: $63,673
Detailed information on benefits is located here. You cannot sign up for benefits at this time. You will receive information on how to sign up electronically for benefits at GME orientation.

Setting Up Direct Deposit for your monthly paycheck?
Review Oracle Self Service Applications (Click here for Instructions)
  • The above link contains instructions on how to view and change personal information in the administrative systems (Oracle), view pay slips, and manage direct deposit accounts.
  • You will not have access to this system until after GME orientation and you have been electronically added to the UAB HR system. Your Program Coordinator will have information on when you have been added.
  • Your first paycheck will be issued July 31st.

What if I do not have a U.S. Social Security #?
Until you apply and receive your Social Security #, you will not be able to get your NPI number, blazer ID, ID badge, be assigned a email account, or enroll as a Medicare Provider. You will be assigned a temporary id to access your training modules in the Faculty & Staff Learning System.

UABMC.EDU email address (Outlook)?
You will be issued a email account at GME orientation, but it will not be active until after GME orientation.

How do I access UAB Health System email on my smartphone (MaaS360)?
After you receive your email address, you can get access to your UAB Health System email on either your smart phone or tablet by requesting access. To request access, click here.
There is no cost to you to enroll one device. When completing the online application, the "account to bill" portion disappears when you choose "resident/fellow". Please complete the form for device activation. Once the form is received and approved, email activation will be sent to your Health System account. The enrollment email will come from and will include instructions necessary to activate your phone.

What is my user name and password for the UAB Learning System?
Use your Blazer ID for both your user name and password.

What if I cannot log in to the UAB Learning System?
Make sure you are at this location: Link for UAB Learning System 
Please disregard the instructions on the sign-in page that says "for UAB Medical West ONLY".
Important Note: At the time your modules are assigned, you will also receive an email reminder automatically generated by the UAB Learning System notifying you about the learning modules. Unfortunately, the link on this automatically generated email reminder contains the link to the system used by current UAB employees. The link you use to access the system is: Link for UAB Learning System.

What if I forgot my username or password to MedHub?
Your username will be the first initial of your first name followed by the first initial of your last name followed by your 8 digit birth date.
To reset your password, from the homescreen:
Click "Forgot My Password" and follow the prompts.


Welcome Letter and Instructions

Welcome Letter & Onboarding Instructions (PGY 1s)

Welcome Letter & Onboarding Instructions (PGY 2s)

Welcome Letter & Onboarding Instructions (PGY 3s & Above)

Welcome Letter & Onboarding Instructions (Huntsville, Montgomery, Selma)

Resident Checklist (PGY 1s) due by May 15, 2017

Resident Checklist (PGY 2s) due by May 15, 2017

Resident Checklist (PGY 3s & Above) due by May 15, 2017

Orientation 2017 Agenda

Medicare PECOS Enrollment Instructions

Map of Campus

Printable Map

Jefferson County Resident's Medical Alliance


1. Licensure/ACSC/DEA Acknowledgement Form

2. Impact Policy Acknowledgement Form

3. GME Policies and Procedures Acknowledgement Form

4. Application for Institutional Controlled Substance Permit

5. Background Check (all complete)

6. Background Check (non US medical grads and non US citizens complete in addition to the form above)

7. Infectious Disease Questionnaire

8. Parking Application
    Parking Handbook and Map

9. Request for Fee Exemption - DEA Registration (PGY 3 & Above)

Malpractice Application Forms

Anesthesiology Programs
Anesthesiology PGY 1
Anesthesiology PGY 2 and Above
Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
Critical Care Medicine Anesthesiology
Obstetric Anesthesiology
Pain Management Anesthesiology
Pediatric Anesthesiology

Dentistry Programs
General Practice Dentistry
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dermatology Programs

Emergency Medicine

Genetics Programs
Medical Genetics
Medical Biochemical Genetics

Internal Medicine Programs
Internal Medicine
Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant
Allergy and Immunology
Cardiovascular Disease
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Geriatric Medicine
Hematology and Oncology
Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine/Medical Genetics Combined Program
Interventional Cardiology
Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine

Neurology Programs
Child Neurology
Clinical Neurophysiology
Neuromuscular Medicine
Vascular Neurology

Obstetrics and Gynecology Programs
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Gynecologic Oncology
Maternal Fetal Medicine
Maternal Fetal Medicine/Genetics Combined Program
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility


Pathology Programs
Blood Bank and Transfusion Medicine
Forensic Pathology
Molecular Genetic Pathology

Pediatric Programs
Sleep Medicine

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Combined Program

Psychiatry Programs
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Geriatric Psychiatry
Psychosomatic Psychiatry

Radiation Oncology

Radiology Programs
Diagnostic Radiology
Nuclear Medicine
Vascular and Interventional Radiology

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Surgery Programs
General Surgery
General Surgery - Prelim
Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Hand Surgery
Pediatric Surgery
Plastic Surgery
Surgical Critical Care
Thoracic and CV Surgery
Vascular Surgery- Integrated
Vascular Surgery - Fellowship

Certification Classes

BCLS/ACLS skills tests for incoming residents will be held  June 12-14, 2017. Sign up required (see Welcome Letter and Onboarding Instructions).

Volker Hall Simulation Sandbox, 1670 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35233, Room G133 suite.

Directions to Volker Hall Simulation Sandbox from the corner of 7th Ave. S. and 16th St.:

Directions to Volker Hall Simulation Sandbox from University Blvd.:

Parking Options: Please park in Lot 5A which is on the corner of 16th Street South and University Blvd. The cost to park in Lot 5A is $6 for the entire day. If Lot 5A is full, you can park in the old Children’s Hospital Parking Deck, which is behind Lot 5A at the corner of  7th Avenue South and 16th Street South. The is a charge to park here also.