Medical Student Services

Medical Student Services is the student affairs office for the medical school. We support the academic mission with a focus on student wellness, personal growth and professional development. We weave a support system through learning communities, individual career advising, academic tutoring, and service learning.

MSS On-Call

An MSS dean or director is always on call. You can reach MSS On-Call anytime by calling UAB Paging 205-934-3411 and asking to page the MSS Director on Call. 


    • ReportIt is an online system students can use to report concerns or commendations about anything related to medical school faculty, students, staff, or facilities. 
    • Certain deans receive the reports, depending on the type of concern or commendation submitted. 
    • Students have the option to submit a report anonymously, but we encourage you to include a name and email address (these an can be pseudonymous or non-identifying), so a dean can ask any needed follow up questions to act on your report in a meaningful way and provide updates on your report. 

Please visit the Medical Student Services page for more information.

Academic Success

The Academic Success Program maximizes students’ personal and professional development by providing individualized advising and supportive programming. We do this by facilitating the academic and career success of all medical students in a collaborative and inclusive environment.


Learning Success
Residency Application Success
    • CV guidance & review
    • Personal statement guidance & review
    • Career advisor referral
Personal & Professional Support
    • Referrals to Professional Development Office
    • Planned stress relief actvities
    • Liaison to Disability Support Services: 
      • Accommodations must be requested through the UAB Disability Support Office. If you have any questions about disability-related accommodations in medical school, you can contact Disability Support Services directly, or Brook Hubner, the School of Medicine's DSS liaison.
      • All information is confidential, and your diagnosis/diability does not need to be disclosed in order to consult on the process to receive accommodations.
Peer Tutoring

The peer tutoring program serves a dual mission: providing free, supplemental support to medical students who need additional help with coursework; and supporting medical students tutors who wish to extend and reinforce their knowledge and develop instructional skills while helping their peers. Peer tutors do not tutor students in their same class.

  • Individual tutoring is arranged through academic advising. If you feel you would benefit from individual tutoring, stop by the academic success office or email your academic advisor.
  • Group tutoring occurs throughout Fundamentals and organ system modules. Session typically cover content identified by faculty and students as particularly challenging. Tutors also offer sessions that provide students practice deconstructing question stems, anatomy practical practice among other topics.

The academic success office conducts seminars and workshops on highly relevant topics aligned with the medical school year as well as offers learning strategy seminars for the Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP).

Our Team: 

Brook A. Hubner, MEd, Director

Jill Sharp, MA, Academic and Career Success Advisor 

Caleb Rotton, MEd, Academic and Career Success Advisor

Rachel Daniel, MA, Academic and Career Success Advisor

Financial Aid


Service Learning

The Office of Service Learning provides service opportunities that are tied to medical school curriculum throughout all four years. These experiences reinforce what you learn in the classroom and provide needed services to our communities.

Diversity & Inclusion

The Office for Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) Student Affairs office endeavors to educate the next generation of physicians to be culturally and socially sensitive to the diverse backgrounds of fellow students, faculty, staff, and patients. Our intention is to strengthen and empower students to develop and use their knowledge to serve and heal the world around them.

Student Life

Student Organizations

Student Senate

Service Opportunities:

Best Medicine Show

Other Helpful Links:


Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021

Location: Bartow Arena

Parking: There is no assigned parking for the Commencement Ceremony.

Family Member Hooding: Students may choose to have a family member hood them. The link will be posted here after the MS4 Class Meeting. Requests must be submitted by 5pm, May 1, 2021.

Guests with Disabilities/Mobility Issues Parking: The link to request a spot will be posted here, after the MS4 Class Meeting. Requests must be submitted by 5pm, May 1, 2021.

Ordering Regalia: The link to order regalia will be posted here. The deadline for ordering is April 5. You will pay for regalia when you pick it up. 

Ordering Announcements and/or Diploma Frames: If you're intersted in ordering announcements, contact Greer Hallmark at Barnes & Noble at UAB.

Suppressed Information: If your information is listed as "Suppressed" in the SOM database, we cannot call your name nor print it in Match or Commencement documents. To release your information, visit the SOM Student Portal page, and click on the Update Your Personal Information link. Note: In order to appear in the Commencement program, your information must be released on the date we send the program to the printer. 

Name Changes: The name called at Commencement will be the name listed in the SOM database. If you want/need to change this, login into the Online Records Request site here and submit the required documents.  If you have questions about this, contact Michael Busbin, in the SOM Records Office. To ensure your name is changed in time, we recommend you make this change by April 15. Note that changing your name through UAB OneStop will not change your name with the School of Medicine.

For all other questions about Commencement, contact Kaitlin Higginbotham or Jason Noah.

White Coat Ceremony

Students will be provided information about the White Coat Ceremony during New Student Orientation.

Match Day

Date: March 19, 2021

Location: Jemison Concert Hall, at the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center

Parking: There is no assigned parking for Match Day. Guests may park in Lot 15D, however we cannot guarantee there will be enough spots

Livestream: The livestream will begin around 10:45 a.m. CDT. 

Couples Match: If you participated in the NRMP Couples Match and wish to be called together, email Kaitlin Higginbotham, to ensure you are on the list. 

Friends Groups: Link to submit a friends group request will be posted after the MS4 Class Meeting. 

Suppressed Information: If your information is listed as "Suppressed" in the SOM database, we cannot call your name nor print it in Match-related results. To release your information, visit the SOM Student Portal page, and click on the Update Your Personal Information link.