Important Dates for Fourth Year Students

  • MS4 Class Meeting (required): Friday, January 25, 2019, 12-5pm, Volker Hall LRA
  • Radden Institute Financial Planning Visit: March 5, 2019. More information can be found here, or by emailing LaShaundria Thomas.

Presentations from the 2019 MS4 Class Meeting

  • The presentation on R3, ROL, and the Match process will be added after the 2019 MS4 Class Meeting. 
  • The presentation on Student Loans and Repayment will be added after the 2019 MS4 Class Meeting. 


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  Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award        
                                        

This award is presented to the student and faculty member who best demonstrate the Foundation's ideals of outstanding compassion in the delivery of care, respect for patients, their families, and healthcare colleagues, as well as demonstrated clinical excellence.

  • Click here for the 2019 nomination form. 
  • To see complete information about the award and selection criteria, click here.
  • Voting is open from January 25-February 28, 2019.


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     Match Day 2019
 
  • Match Day is Friday, March 15, 2019, in the Jemison Concert Hall, at the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center.
  • The program will begin at approx. 10:45am CDT, and students may open their match envelopes at 11am CDT.
  • Guests: There are no limits to the number of guests you may invite to Match Day, and tickets are not required for entrance. 
  • Livestream: The ceremony is livestreamed. The link for the livestream is here.
  • Parking: There is no assigned parking for Match Day. Please prepare your guests they may have to park several blocks from the Alys Stephens Center. Guests with disabilities can be dropped off on the lower level of the Alys Stephens Center. 
  • The name called at Match Day, and the name printed on your Match letter is the one you used when you registered with the NRMP. 
  • 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. 
  • For all other questions about Match Day, contact Kaitlin Higginbotham or Jason Noah.


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   Commencement 2019

  • The 2019 Commencement Ceremony is Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Bartow Arena.
    • The 2020 ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, May 16, 2020. 
  • The ceremony will begin at 1pm, and lasts approximately two hours. (Doors will open to the Bartown Arena at 12pm, rain or shine). 
  • The Military Promotion Ceremony will begin at 10am, in the Green & Gold Room.
  • Guests: There are no limits to the number of guests you may invite to Commencement, and tickets are not required for entrance. 
  • Livestream: The Commencement Ceremony is not livestreamed. 
  • Parking: There is no assigned parking for Commencement.
    • There are a limited number of parking spots for guests with disabilities. Spots are reserved on a first-come-first served basis, and we can only reserve one spot per student. Students may submit a parking space request here. (Link will be activate after the MS4 Class Meeting). We might not be able to accommodate all requests. Guests can be dropped off near the entrance. Request must be submitted by 5pm, May 3, 2019. We are unable to extend this deadline.  
  • Ordering Regalia: Each student is responsible for ordering and picking up his/her own regalia. You can order your regalia here. (Link will be activate after the MS4 Class Meeting). If you have any questions, contact Greer Hallmark at Barnes & Noble at UAB.
  • Ordering Announcements: Order directly through Balfour. (Link will be activate after the MS4 Class Meeting).
  • Ordering Diploma Frame: Barnes & Noble has designed a diploma frame for the School of Medicine. Click here for more information and how to order.
  • 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. 
  • 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 youmake your name change as soon as possible. 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.


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