• Policies and Procedures
  • Dining

    UAB Hosptial Food Stations & Serving Schedule

    North Pavilion Food Court -2nd floor of North Pavilion

    Food Station and Serving Schedule

    North Pavilion Food Court (60 percent discount with UAB Hospital ID Badge)

    • The Sandwich Board (M-F, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.)
    • Pizza (M-F, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.)
    • The Silver Kitchen (Meat & Three) (M-F, 6 a.m.-9:45 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-7:30 p.m.) 
    • World of Flavors. (7 days a week, 6 a.m.-9:45 a.m., 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.) 
    • Bistro on the Pavilion (Grill & More) (7 days a week, 6 a.m.-9:45 a.m., 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.)
    • Sushi (M-F, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.)
    • Salad Bar (M-F, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.) 

    Panera Bread (M-F, 5 a.m.-10 p.m.)

    Starbucks Coffee – Full-service store located outside North Pavilion Food Court (M-F, 5 a.m.-12 a.m.; Sat.-Sun., 6 a.m.-8 p.m.) 

    Other Locations and Serving Schedule 

    GG’s Starbucks Coffee Cart
    1st floor of West Pavilion (M-F, 6 a.m.–5 p.m.)

    UAB Hospital-Highlands Cafeteria
    3rd floor of UAB Hospital-Highlands (M-F, Breakfast: 6 a.m.–9:30 a.m., Lunch: 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m.) 

    Chick-fil-A
    2nd floor of Jefferson Towers (M-Sat., 7 a.m.-10 p.m.) 

    Subway
    2nd floor of Jefferson Towers (M-F, 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.) 

    Vending machines are located throughout the facility for around-the-clock food and beverage options.

    Food Options in the Hospital at Night for Residents/Fellows on Call

    Between the hours of 5:00 pm and 6:00 am, food will be available for residents/fellows on call in the West Pavilion Camellia Pavilion (WP 990 Physician Dining Room).

    GME Hotline: A resident/fellow hotline is provided as a mechanism by which individual residents/fellows can address concerns in a confidential and protected manner. 

    The resident/fellow hotline number is 934-5025. All inquiries will be investigated and reported to the DIO.

  • Housing

    The contacts provided, below, are listed merely as a convenience; they have not been vetted by and are neither recommended nor approved by UAB or the Heersink School of Medicine. The UAB Heersink School of Medicine in no way endorses individual realtors, banks/lenders, apartment complexes, or property management companies. Visiting and incoming students are cautioned to investigate the quality, service, safety and all other aspects of potential housing.  

    Apartment Living

    Specific Properties Listing

    • If you have a specific property for sale or rent, you may list it below. Note: You must have a BlazerID and password in order to post. No exceptions can be made. 


  • Transportation and Safety

    Taxi Service

    Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Call the GME Office 934-4793 and request a taxi service.
    • A yellow taxi will be called for you at no charge.
    • Pick up location will be in front of the Spain Wallace Building 620 19th Street South.
    • You can request a taxi back to the hospital from home if needed at no charge.
    After hours when GME office is closed
    • From a phone inside the hospital, dial Guest Services at *55 (or, 934-4322) or go to the 2nd floor Information Desk in the North Pavilion and request a taxi service.
    • For issues only, please page the Senior Director of Guest Services at 8104.
    • A yellow taxi will be called for you at no charge.
    • Pick up location will be in front of the Spain Wallace Building 620 19th Street South.
    • You can request a taxi back to the hospital from home if needed at no charge.

    UBER Service

    • The Hospital has established a partnership with UBER to assist our faculty, APPs, and Residents/Fellows in traveling between University Hospital and Highlands.
    • At the beginning of the academic year, all new residents and fellows will receive an introductory email from Uber instructing you on how to sign up for the service.
    • For any issues, please contact the GME Office at 205-934-4793 or gme@uabmc.edu.

    UAB Safety Escort

    • Call 205-934-8772 and request on-demand van service
    • Available daily from 9:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.
    • Must have your UAB Badge to ride
    • Safety escort is available within the following border:
      • Railroad Park to the north
      • 8th street to the west
      • 22nd street to the east
      • 14th street to the south
    • When a safety escort is not available, call UAB Police at 205-934-4434 or use a HELP Phone to request an escort for your safety

    TapRide

    • TapRide by DoubleMap is an app to request Safety Escort or Blaze Ride services
    • Instructions for using TapRide:
      • Must download the TapRide App
      • Select the University of Alabama at Birmingham from the list of systems
      • Input your BlazerID and password when prompted for “Rider Login”
      • Select “Allow” for using location services (required for driver to locate you)
      • Select “Allow” for notifications to stay updated on your drivers arrival
    • Visit UAB Police website for more information.
  • Professional Development

    Professional Development Office

    Provides confidential counseling, consultation and coaching for physicians within the Heersink School of Medicine and UAB Medicine, including residents & fellows.

    Some common reasons residents/fellows may see the Professional Development Office are: stress management, depression, anxiety, burnout, family and relationship issues, communication difficulties, substance abuse issues, and career/academic concerns. Services are completely confidential, no EHR records.

    To make an appointment, please call 205-731-9799 (no referral needed)

    Location: John Whitaker Building, 500 22nd Street South, Suite 504A

    UAB Employee Assistance & Counseling Center

    Offers confidential support services for UAB employees and members of their immediate household. Services include individual, couples, and family counseling, financial advisement, educational and stress management programs and access to a collection of online resources. 

    Counseling services are also available in the Hospital (FOT Building) on various Mondays and Saturdays throughout the month. Please call UAB EACC to schedule an appt. at either location. 

    Mailing & Street Address
    UAB Employee Assistance & Counseling Center
    2112 11th Ave. South, Suite 330
    Birmingham, AL 35205
      Email: uabeacc@uabmc.edu
    Phone: 205-934-2281
    Toll Free in Alabama:
    1-877-872-2327 
    Fax: 205-975-7367

    Distance Counseling (for Selma, Montgomery, & Huntsville programs)

    UAB's Employee Assistance and Counseling Center (EACC) offers distance counseling. For more information, please click here or call at 205-934-2281.

    Article: Video-based distance counseling can help off-campus employees stay well

    AWARE - Cognitive Skill Building

  • Diversity and Inclusion

    The Graduate Medical Education Diversity and Inclusion Office endeavors to promote an environment of inclusivity for trainees and faculty at UAB. Our goal is to increase the knowledge around the diverse cultural and social backgrounds of our patients, residents, and fellows so our doctors and educators can better serve the community around them.

  • ReportIt

    Our goal is a learning environment in which every trainee feels valued, safe, and supported. ReportIt is designed to be a confidential system that medical students, faculty, and staff can use to report concerns and commendations. The Heersink School of Medicine takes all submissions via the ReportIt page seriously. Reports are sent to the appropriate member of the administration for follow-up.

  • Program Coordinator Resource

    Program Administrator and Coordinator (PAC) Leadership Team

    Who We Are
    We are a group of coordinators who are dedicated and passionate about medical education and coordinator development. Our goal is to support you by serving as a guide, mentor, sounding board, or point of contact to help answer that question you know you should know the answer to, but are drawing a blank. Whether Program Management and GME is your career, a stopping point along your career path, or a job that meets you or your family's needs, we are here for you.

    Mission
    We work in conjunction with the UAB GME Office in the development and mentoring of our coordinators as they support the educational enterprise.

    Purpose
    We seek to provide advocacy, process improvement, and personal development by serving as an additional resource for coordinators as they learn their role and responsibilities within their program(s) and Graduate Medical Education.

    Elizabeth McAlister, MS, C-TAGME
    emcalister@uabmc.edu
    Education Administrator, UAB Department of Medicine
    Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program
    Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program
    Current Chair

    Brandy G. Collins-Freiger, C-TAGME
    bcfreiger@uabmc.edu
    Supervisor & Education Administrator, UAB Department of Medicine
    Founder & Past Chair, Professional Development Committee Lead

    Scott DeFreese
    scdefreese@uabmc.edu
    Education Coordinator, UAB Department of Psychiatry

    Lauren Hanhauser, MA, C-TAGME
    lhanhauser@uabmc.edu
    Education Administrator, UAB Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Coordinator Wellness Committee Co-Lead

    Heather Kwok, MS, C-TAGME
    heatherkwok@uabmc.edu
    Education Administrator, UAB Department of Psychiatry
    Coordinator Wellness Committee Co-Lead

    Courtney Rushing
    crushing@uabmc.edu
    Education Administrator, UAB Department of Emergency Medicine

    Martha Veazey, MBA, C-TAGME
    mveazey@uabmc.edu
    Education Administrator, UAB Department of Medicine
    Cardiovascular Disease
    Mentorship Committee Lead

    Lisa Williams, MA
    lisastewart@uabmc.edu 
    Education Administrator, UAB Huntsville Regional Medical Campus
    Internal Medicine Residency Program