Leaders in the UAB School of Medicine recognize this and have formally established learning communities, small groups led by faculty mentors that serve as a home base for students throughout their medical school career.
Research and Innovation in Medical Education (RIME) Week, planned for Sept. 16-18, is a three-day event that promotes teaching skills, fosters curriculum innovation and showcases scholarship and research findings in medical education.
The School of Medicine will hold its White Coat Ceremony for first-year medical students Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, 1200 10th Ave. South.

The Argus Awards, created in 1996 to recognize faculty members, give medical students the chance to honor their mentors, professors, courses and course directors for outstanding service to medical education.
Young will develop partnerships with undergraduate students and programs to help those students be more competitive in applying to medical school.