ReportIt System
  • You can use ReportIt to report incidents of mistreatment, commend a fellow student or faculty member for a job well done, or report a maintence issue in Volker. 

MSS On Call
  • Someone from MSS is always on call in case you have an emergency. You can reach MSS On-Call anytime by calling UAB Paging 205-934-3411 and asking to page the MSS Director on Call.

Important Dates for Fourth Year Students
  • Most important dates for fourth year can be found by clicking on the Residency Application Resources & Timeline link in the lefthand menu and/or by linking your calendar to MedMap to download dates in the MSS Seminar 4 course. 
  • MS4 Class Meeting (required): Friday, January 31, 2020, 12-5pm, Volker Hall LRA

Presentations from the 2019 MS4 Class Meeting
  • The presentation on R3, ROL, and the Match process can be accessed here
  • The presentation titled, "Mark Your Calendars" can be accessed here
  • The presentation on Student Loans and Repayment can be accessed here.

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.

  • The 2020 nomination form will be live at the MS4 Class Meeting.  
  • To see complete information about the award and selection criteria, click here.

Match Day 2019 
  • Match Day is Friday, March 20, 2020, 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.

   Commencement 2019
  • The 2019 Commencement Ceremony is Saturday, May 16, 2020, at Bartow Arena.
  • 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 the Commencement Ceremony. Please prepare your guests they may have to park several blocks from Bartow Arena. If you have guests with disabilities, make arrangements to drop them off near one of the entrances to Bartow. 
  • Ordering Regalia: Link for ordering regalia will be here. 
    • Each student is responsible for the rental and pickup of their own regalia. 
    • Students must wear regalia rented from Barnes & Noble in the Commencement Ceremony. Students who do not rent the approved regalia from Barnes & Noble will not be allowed to participate. 
    • If you have any questions, contact Greer Hallmark at Barnes & Noble at UAB.
  • Ordering Announcements: If you're intersted in ordering announcements, contact Greer Hallmark at Barnes & Noble at UAB.
  • 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.

Other Helpful Links:
  • UABSOM Student Senate
  • 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.
  • Student Organizations: To find a list of student organizations and leadership, click here. Note: Student groups are responsible for maintaining their own lists of officers. More information on student orgs can be found on the Student Life page (link in lefthand menu). 
  • UABSOM Honor Council: Review the UABSOM Honor Code or report a potential violation here
  • Ordering Scrubs: Scrubs can be ordered directly from UAB Hospital. Click here and follow the instructions. 
  • Housing information can be found here.