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The Orientation Leaders (OLs) have been selected! They will be working hard to make sure your orientation is fun, informative, and welcoming! We will introduce the entire group through the next few Vital Signs so you can get to know them before Orientation in July.
Trying to decide where to live in Birmingham? Read the pros and cons of different neighborhoods from your future classmates
Hear from Isabella Mak, UAB School of Medicine student. With her first year of medical school under her belt, she and her peers provide guidance as to what you should do before diving into medical school at UAB
Four students from the UAB School of Medicine were named in the 2019-20 class of Alabama Schweitzer Fellows, a group of graduate students across the state who will spend the next year implementing service projects designed to address social factors that impact health.

The University-Wide Interdisciplinary Research Center (UWIRC) Program is recognized as one of UAB’s signature programs. The Program promotes outstanding interdisciplinary research across the spectrum of science and scholarship enhancing the development of partnerships across departments and schools. 

The UAB School of Medicine Huntsville Regional Medical Campus hosted its second annual Research Day April 9. Huntsville campus students, residents and staff presented 51 posters and nine oral presentations of research abstracts and clinical vignettes.
Monica Baskin, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Medicine's Division of Preventive Medicine, is the senior winner of the Dean's Excellence Award in Diversity Enhancement.
Eight first-year medical students have been selected as recipients for the 2019 Medical Student Enrichment Program Scholarship. The chosen students will complete either the Social Medicine Elective at Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic (DR) or the Chung Shan Medical University Hospital Elective in Taichung, Taiwan.
Stuart Frank, M.D., professor in the Department of Medicine's Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, is the winner of the Dean's Excellence Award in Mentorship.

Upon your arrival at orientation, you will be assigned to a Learning Community (LC) based on your clinical campus assignment. It’s like sorting students into Hogwarts houses, with your own mascot and faculty mentor! The LC program allows you to build stronger relationships with your classmates in a smaller group setting within a large class. 

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