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

Be sure to join your UABSOM Class Facebook Page. Search for "UAB School of Medicine - Class Entering Fall 2019". If you have trouble finding the page, email medschool@uab.edu

Getting Started

  • Information for the class entering 2019 is available. 

New Student Orientation

  • New Student Orientation is scheduled for the week of July 29 - August 2, 2019.
  • 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 Ceremony

  • More complete information about the ceremony will be coming. 

Parking Permit

  • Contact UAB Parking for all parking-related questions. (MSTP students should see MSTP specific instructions)
  • Note: Many students cannot purchase parking available to medical students until after the first day of Orientation. 
  • ID card
  • Parking
  • Building access

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.

Dental Insurance

You will soon see a new item on the prematriculation checklist for dental insurance. There is a waiver form if your existing dental insurance will carry through your enrollment with us. Students who do not have dental coverage will be automatically signed up for UAB coverage and billed on their student account. More information in the brochure and enrollment letter: