Congratulations and Welcome to UAB!

GME Orientation 2020
When?   Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Registration and a buffet breakfast will begin at 7:00 a.m. Orientation begins at 7:30 a.m. and runs until approximately 4:00 p.m.

Where? Margaret Cameron Spain Auditorium (Click here for map).

What do I need to bring to Orientation?  Original forms of identification.You will need this to complete the Form I-9. Bring either your Passport - OR - Social Security Card and a driver's license with picture. In additional, visa holders should bring I-94 and DS2019 if J-1 visa holder. List of other acceptable documents (click here for list of I-9 documents)

Form I-9: Must be completed before your start your training. This is a two-step process. The first part is completed electronically as part of GME Onboarding. The second part will be completed at orientation on June 17th.

What can I expect at Orientation? The day will be a mixture of presentations in the auditorium and visiting various stations in the West Pavilion Atrium. Stations include Human Resources, Pharmacy, GME, IMPACT card and email address, VAMC, Lister Hill Library, Parking, ID Badge, and Lab Coats & Scrubs.

Where should I park? (Only for Orientations on 6/17/20, 6/30/20, 7/1/20)

Parking is provided for you in Lot 15N parking area.

  • Lot 15N is located at 1319 5th Ave S Birmingham, Alabama 35233  (on 5th Ave South between 13th Street South and 14th Street South).  
    • After parking in Lot 15N parking lot, walk to the bus stop located within the lot and catch the “Blue” Blazer Express.    
    • Exit the “Blue” Blazer Express bus at the Spain Rehabilitation Center.  Walk half of a block down 6th Avenue South, and West Pavilion will be on your right (halfway between 6th Avenue South and 7th Avenue South on 19th street). 
    • See Campus Map with Bus Stops for more detail:
  • After Orientation, in the afternoon, you may return to your vehicle by catching the “Blue” Blazer Express at the Spain Rehabilitation Center.  (This same bus stop where you were dropped off in the morning.)  This bus will drop you off at the bus stop at Lot 15N.

To keep your vehicle from being ticketed, it is important that you park only in the Lot 15N parking lot.

Note:  You might find the app “TransLoc” helpful when using UAB Blazer Express buses.  This app tracks Blazer Express buses on a real-time basis and provides a handy map of UAB campus bus stops.  To use it, go to

What should I do if I cannot attend?
If you are relocating to Birmingham and will not arrive by June 17th, we have  make-up orientation sessions on June 30th (7:30 a.m.) in the West Pavilion Atrium(first floor) and on July 1st (7:30 a.m.) in West Pavilion Atrium (first floor). Fellows usually attend these sessions.

Note for Pediatrics Fellows only: We have an orientation session scheduled for you on July 6th (7:30 a.m.) in the West Pavilion Atrium (first floor). More specific information will be sent to you if you are a Pediatrics Fellow.

Note for Surgical Programs that start August 1st: We have an orientation session scheduled for you on July  31st (7:30 a.m.) in the West Pavilion Conference Center - Room A.

You will receive information from the GME Office with detailed information on GME onboarding via email either in early March 2020 (incoming fellows) or early April 2020 (incoming residents).


Setting Up Direct Deposit for your monthly paycheck?
Review Oracle Self Service Applications (Click here for Instructions)
  • The above link contains instructions on how to view and change personal information in the administrative systems (Oracle), view pay slips, and manage direct deposit accounts.
  • You will not have access to this system until after GME orientation and you have been electronically added to the UAB HR system. Your Program Coordinator will have information on when you have been added.
  • Your first paycheck will be issued July 31st.

What if I do not have a U.S. Social Security #?
Until you apply and receive your Social Security #, you will not be able to get your NPI number, blazer ID, ID badge, be assigned a email account, or enroll as a Medicare Provider. You will be assigned a temporary id to access your training modules in the Faculty & Staff Learning System.


Welcome Letter and Instructions

Welcome Letter & Onboarding Instructions (PGY 1 & 2s)

Welcome Letter & Onboarding Instructions (PGY 3s & Above)

Orientation 2020 Agenda

MedHub Instructions

Medicare PECOS Enrollment Instructions

Map of Campus

Printable Map

UAB Resources

Jefferson County Resident's Medical Alliance

Certification Classes

BCLS/ACLS skills tests for incoming residents will be held  June 8-10, 2020.
More information to be provided to you in an email if you need the training.