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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. 

Vineeta Kumar, M.D., professor in the Department of Medicine's Division of Nephrology, is one of two senior faculty winners for the Dean's Excellence Award in Teaching.
Stephanie Berger, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics, is one of two junior faculty winners for the Dean's Excellence Award in Teaching.
Steven Rowe, professor in the Department of Medicine's Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, & Critical Care Medicine, is one of two senior faculty winners for the Dean's Excellence Award in Research.
Adam Wende, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Pathology, is one of two junior faculty winners for the Dean's Excellence Award in Research.
Michael Barnett, M.D., MS, FAAP, FAAHPM, associate professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, is one of two junior faculty winners for the Dean's Excellence Award in Teaching.

At the UAB 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. Let’s read about four of our current first year medical students and each of their reasons choosing UAB as an out-of-state student.

Christina Grabowski, Ph.D., associate dean of Admissions and Enrollment Management, will be holding two workshops where she will provide information to faculty and staff for mentoring pre-med students to prepare for the medical school admissions process.
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