Congratulations and Welcome to UAB!

GME Orientation 2016
When?   Monday, June 20, 2016. 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 automobiles. 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 20th. 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? Parking is provided in two remote parking lots.
Option 1: Lot 15N (1319 5th Ave South)
Option 2: Lot 15C (1200 6th Ave South)
To keep your vehicle from being ticketed, it is important that you park only in one of these two lots.
Click here for map.
  • After parking in one of these lots, walk to the bus stop at either Lot 15N or Remote Lot 2 and catch the "Blue" Blazer Express.
  • Get off the "Blue" Blazer Express bus at the first stop on 20th Street, turn right (west) on 7th Ave South, and walk one block to the Magaret Cameron Spain Auditorium (at the corner of 19th Street South and 7th Ave South).
After orientation, you may return to your vehicle by catching the "silver" Blazer Express on 18th Street between 6th and 7th Aves. This bus will drop you off at either Lot 15N or Remote Lot 2.

What should I do if I cannot attend? If you are relocating to Birmingham and will not arrive by June 20th, we have a make-up orientation on July 1st in West Pavilion Conference Center - Board Room. If you cannot attend either of these dates, please contact the GME Office.

You will receive information from the GME Office with detailed information on GME onboarding via email either in March 2016 (incoming fellows) or early April 2016 (incoming residents).


Frequently Asked Questions

Salary and Benefits?
GME Annual Salaries effective 6/24/2016
PGY-1: $51,286
PGY-2: $52,874
PGY-3: $54,607
PGY-4: $56,870
PGY-5: $59,049
PGY-6: $61,413
PGY-7: $63,043
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?
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.


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Anesthesiology Programs
Anesthesiology PGY 1
Anesthesiology PGY 2 and Above
Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
Critical Care Medicine Anesthesiology
Obstetric Anesthesiology
Pain Management Anesthesiology
Pediatric Anesthesiology

Dentistry Programs
General Practice Dentistry
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dermatology Programs

Emergency Medicine

Genetics Programs
Medical Genetics
Medical Biochemical Genetics

Internal Medicine Programs
Internal Medicine
Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant
Allergy and Immunology
Cardiovascular Disease
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Geriatric Medicine
Hematology and Oncology
Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine/Medical Genetics Combined Program
Interventional Cardiology
Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine

Neurology Programs
Child Neurology
Clinical Neurophysiology
Neuromuscular Medicine
Vascular Neurology

Obstetrics and Gynecology Programs
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Gynecologic Oncology
Maternal Fetal Medicine
Maternal Fetal Medicine/Genetics Combined Program
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility


Pathology Programs
Blood Bank and Transfusion Medicine
Forensic Pathology
Molecular Genetic Pathology

Pediatric Programs
Sleep Medicine

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Combined Program

Psychiatry Programs
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Geriatric Psychiatry
Psychosomatic Psychiatry

Radiation Oncology

Radiology Programs
Diagnostic Radiology
Nuclear Medicine
Vascular and Interventional Radiology

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Surgery Programs
General Surgery
General Surgery - Prelim
Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Hand Surgery
Pediatric Surgery
Plastic Surgery
Surgical Critical Care
Thoracic and CV Surgery
Vascular Surgery- Integrated
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Certification Classes

BCLS/ACLS classes for incoming residents will be held as follows:

BCLS, Monday, June 13, 2016. The class will be held in Center for Patient Safety and Advanced Medical Simulation - Quarterback Tower, Room 320.

ACLS, Tuesday, June 14, 2016. The Didactic portion will be held in the morning at 8:00am at Margaret Cameron Spain Auditorium (corner of 19th Street and 7th Avenue South). Practice Simulations will be held in the afternoon in the Center for Patient Safety & Advanced Medical Simulation (Quarterback Tower, 3rd Floor).

ACLS Certification Exam, Wednesday, June 15, 2016 will be held in the Center for Patient Safety & Advanced Medical Simulation (Quarterback Tower, 3rd Floor).