Congratulations and Welcome to UAB!

GME Orientation 2017
When?   Wednesday, June 21, 2017. 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? Social Security number, visa documents (if applicable), local address and telephone number, Alabama medical license number and Federal DEA registration number (if applicable), Alabama driver's license number and tag number for your automobile. This information will be needed to complete various forms during orientation.

Form I-9: must be completed before your start your training. This is a two-step process. The first part is completed electronically prior to attending orientation and the second part will be completed at orientation on June 21st. It is imperative that you bring one of the original acceptable documents from List A or one document each from Lists B and C (click here for list of I-9 documents) to orientation. If you are using a US Passport, Permanent Resident Card or Employment Authorization Card, bring both the original document and a clear photocopy of the card to orientation.

What can I expect at Orientation? The day will be a mixture of presentations in the auditorium and visiting various stations in the auditorium lobby. Stations include Human Resources (part 2 of Form I-9), Pharmacy, GME, IMPACT card and email address, VAMC, Lister Hill Library, Parking, ID Badge, and Lab Coats & Scrubs.

Where should I park? Please check back closer to June 21st.  Parking information will be available at a later date.
Click here for map.

What should I do if I cannot attend? If you are relocating to Birmingham and will not arrive by June 21st, we have a make-up orientation on June 30th (9 a.m.) in West Pavilion Conference Center - Room E and on June 30th (9 a.m.) in West Pavilion Conference Center - Board Room. 
Note for Ob Gyn Fellows only: We have an orientation session scheduled for you on July 3, 2017. More specific information will be sent to you if you are an Ob Gyn Fellow.
Note for Pediatrics Fellows only: We have an orientation session scheduled for you on July 6, 2017. More specific information will be sent to you if you are a Pediatrics Fellow.

You will receive information from the GME Office with detailed information on GME onboarding via email either in early March 2017 (incoming fellows) or early April 2017 (incoming residents).


Frequently Asked Questions

Salary and Benefits?
GME Annual Salaries effective 6/24/2017
PGY-1: $51,583
PGY-2: $53,231
PGY-3: $54,893
PGY-4: $57,379
PGY-5: $59,420
PGY-6: $62,057
PGY-7: $63,673
Detailed information on benefits is located here. You cannot sign up for benefits at this time. You will receive information on how to sign up electronically for benefits at GME orientation.

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.

UABMC.EDU email address (Outlook)?
You will be issued a email account at GME orientation, but it will not be active until after GME orientation.

How do I access UAB Health System email on my smartphone (MaaS360)?
After you receive your email address, you can get access to your UAB Health System email on either your smart phone or tablet by requesting access. To request access, click here.
There is no cost to you to enroll one device. When completing the online application, the "account to bill" portion disappears when you choose "resident/fellow". Please complete the form for device activation. Once the form is received and approved, email activation will be sent to your Health System account. The enrollment email will come from and will include instructions necessary to activate your phone.

What is my user name and password for the UAB Learning System?
Use your Blazer ID for both your user name and password.

What if I cannot log in to the UAB Learning System?
Make sure you are at this location: Link for UAB Learning System 
Please disregard the instructions on the sign-in page that says "for UAB Medical West ONLY".
Important Note: At the time your modules are assigned, you will also receive an email reminder automatically generated by the UAB Learning System notifying you about the learning modules. Unfortunately, the link on this automatically generated email reminder contains the link to the system used by current UAB employees. The link you use to access the system is: Link for UAB Learning System.

What if I forgot my username or password to MedHub?
Your username will be the first initial of your first name followed by the first initial of your last name followed by your 8 digit birth date.
To reset your password, from the homescreen:
Click "Forgot My Password" and follow the prompts.


Certification Classes

BCLS/ACLS skills tests for incoming residents will be held  June 12-14, 2017. Sign up required (see Welcome Letter and Onboarding Instructions).

Volker Hall Simulation Sandbox, 1670 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35233, Room G133 suite.

Directions to Volker Hall Simulation Sandbox from the corner of 7th Ave. S. and 16th St.:

Directions to Volker Hall Simulation Sandbox from University Blvd.:

Parking Options: Please park in Lot 5A which is on the corner of 16th Street South and University Blvd. The cost to park in Lot 5A is $6 for the entire day. If Lot 5A is full, you can park in the old Children’s Hospital Parking Deck, which is behind Lot 5A at the corner of  7th Avenue South and 16th Street South. There is a charge to park here also.