Pre-Med First STEP



The Pre-Med First STEP (Science Training Enrichment Program) is an initiative that fosters support and encouragement for undergraduate students who seek to enroll at the University of Alabama School of Medicine (UASOM) by providing successful mentor-mentee pairings between doctors and current UAB students. In addition to forming meaningful relationships, the Pre-Med First STEP can assist with information and tips on topics such as: (1) Academic Guidance (course selection, study skills, post-undergraduate school planning); (2) Career Advice (job shadowing/ hands on experience, resume critiques, interviewing tips, general career guidance); and (3) Personal Development & Social Enrichment (networking, hobbies, recreation, cultural/ethnic sensitivity). 

All Pre-Med 1st STEP applicants must have:

  • A minimum 3.0 GPA
  • A demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in medicine
  • A copy of your resume
  • A copy of your school transcript
  • Signed Pre-Health/Med Advisor Recommendation (below)
  • Completed online application

    Pre-Med 1st STEP
    Pre-Health/Med Advisor
    Recommendation Form

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    Pre-Med 1st STEP
    Student Progress Tracking
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    Mentoring Guide for Students
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Ongoing Program Requirements: 
Only students who meet the program requirements will obtain a physician mentor.

GPA Minimum:
Sophomore 3.2
Junior 3.4
Senior 3.5

Students who miss two (2) STEP sponsored workshops or programs are subject to immediate removal. All one-on-one check-ins are mandatory. 

Progress Sheets:
All student progress tracking forms must be turned in by the stated deadline. Failure to do so will result in immediate removal of the program.