UAB Heersink School of Medicine News

UAB Heersink School of Medicine News

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Many of you may be considering how to best spend your time this summer. To provide some insight, our student co-contributors asked some of their fellow classmates how they spent, or how they wish they had spent, their summer before medical school.

As their first year of medical school comes to an end, our student co-contributors reached out to a few of their fellow MS1s to chat about what this year has meant to them, what they’ve enjoyed the most, and how it has lived up to, or differed from, their expectations.

Deciding where to live is an important factor to consider before beginning your journey as a medical student–but it doesn’t have to be challenging!

Dr. Boni Elewski, professor and chair of UAB Heersink School of Medicine Department of Dermatology, was awarded the 2023 Outstanding Educator in Psoriatic Disease Award by the National Psoriasis Foundation and the Medical Professionals Awards Committee.
At the UAB Heersink School of Medicine, we are committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of experiences, backgrounds, and interests that our students bring to our school each year. As you make your final decisions, we believe it is important that you get the opportunity to hear from current med students who committed to UAB Heersink from out-of-state. Here are a few of their stories.
As newly admitted students navigating their way into medical school, the most beneficial information you can receive will often come from those who have most recently been in your shoes. Therefore, every year we recruit first-year medical students to serve as our Vital Signs Contributors, helping us to provide student insight. We are thrilled to introduce to you this cycle’s Vital Signs Co-Contributors: Erica, Jenna, and Nicholas!
To help you get to know more about the UAB Heersink School of Medicine and its Student Senate, as well as the city of Birmingham, your Vital Signs Student Co-Contributors interviewed the MS1 Student Class Treasure, Vice President, and Class President.
The Heersink School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB are consistently working toward eliminating cervical cancer as a public health problem through cancer screening accessibility, public awareness, and innovative research.
Last November, representatives of the Wolverine Foundation, which funds research of rare diseases, arrived at UAB for the dedication of a bench honoring Bertrand Might, who passed away in 2020 at age 12 from a rare neurodegenerative condition.
In October, UAB announced a $5 million gift to establish the James Milton and Sallie R. Johnson Fund to Support Alzheimer’s Disease Research in the Department of Neurology and the UAB Center for Neurodegeneration and Experimental Therapeutics.
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