We're excited you'll be joining us this fall! This page has a ton of information you need as a recently admitted student. Please read everything carefully, and if you can't find something, or have a question, just ask

Getting Started

The prematriculation checklist comtains a list of to do items necessary for you to complete prior to matriculation.  Some items take time, so please check back frequently.  You can access the prematriculation checklist in the admissions portal beginning March 1 for admitted students. 

AAMC Choose Your Medical School Tool

The new AMCAS Choose Your Medical School tool is now available.  We encourage you to use this tool throughout the admissions process to communicate your current school preference to the medical schools where you hold offers of admission.  Please visit the AAMC infographic here.

We would like for you to be aware of important dates and requirements of the UABSOM throughout this process:

Between February 19 and April 30:

Medical school admissions officers will receive aggregate data between now and April 30 - meaning we will not be able to see individual responses.  We will be able to see the total number of our accepted students who are or are not planning to attend our school at this time. 

April 30:  

After April 30, we will receive some individual student data about whether you have used the Choose Your Medical School Tool and whether you have designated our school or another school as "plan to enroll" or "commit to enroll."  We will not be able to see which schools have accepted you.

These data may help us decide whether to make additional offers of admission earlier in the process.  Without these data, we will likely not make offers above what we have already planned until accepted students start to withdraw their applications, increasing wait times for applicants still waiting to hear.  With these data, there is potential for faster decision making. 

July 8:

You are able to continue holding waitlist offers until July 8.  We will expect you to "Commit to Enroll" at UAB by July 8 and drop all waitlists. 

New Student Orientation

  • New Student Orientation is scheduled for the week of July 27 - July 31, 2020.
  • Students should block off 8am-5pm each day. Don't schedule doctor's appointments, utility hook-up appointments, etc. during this time. 
  • This year's schedule will be available via the Orientation app! Details about signing up for the app will be sent in the July edition of Vital Signs.

White Coat Weekend Welcome Event

  • A welcome BBQ for incoming first years and their families, hosted by the Medical Alumni Association.
  • For complete information and to RSVP, please check back soon for details here

White Coat Ceremony

  • Ceremony Date: Sunday, August 16, 2020.
  • For complete information about the White Coat Ceremony, click here

Computer and Phone Information

  • Complete information on laptop, phone, and software specs required for medical school, can be found here.

Curriculum and Course Scheduling

  • Your MS1 courses will be automatically scheduled for you.
  • You can view course descriptions and details in the Course Catalog. Search for "Pre-clinical - 1st Year."

Disability Support Services Accommodations

  • Accommodations must be requested through the UAB Disability Support Office and recommendations for accommodations must come from this office. For information about the accommodation application process, click here.