Welcome to the Department of Clinical & Diagnostic Sciences (CDS) and congratulations on your admission to one of our academic programs.

We ask all incoming CDS students to complete the Orientation Checklist items below and provide required documentation for all sections marked with an astrisk (*) by Friday, August 5, 2022.

Click below for a printable version of the orientation checklist.

Printable Orientation Checklist


IMPORTANT: All incoming CDS students are required to attend the virtual department orientation on August 19, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Please use the link below for access.

ZOOM Link


Attendance at your program's orientation is also mandatory. Please see below for your program's schedule.


If you need assistance in completing your checklist items, please contact your program's coordinator below:

    • Biotechnology Program (BT) - Sharney Logan | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 205-934-2632
    • Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program (CLS) and Health Physics Program (HP) - Leslie Williams | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 205-934-3783
    • Genetic Counseling Program (GC) / Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging Sciences Program (NMMIS) - Angela Blakely | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 205-934-4605
    • Physician Assistant Studies Program (PA) - Tina Gunn | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 205-934-2004

We look forward to seeing you this fall!


REGISTER FOR YOUR Blazer ID AND ONE CARD

If you have not done so, go to www.uab.edu/blazerid to register for your BlazerID.


Register for Your UAB Student ONE Card

Your ONE Card serves are your UAB student ID, as well as your library card, meal card, access card for residence halls, Blazer Bucks declining balance card, and admissions card for such things as the Rec Center and UAB sporting events.

You can get your ONE Card made at the One Stop office or online. All new students get their first card for free of charge. All CDS students are required to wear their ONE Card at all times (Class, Clinicals, and Laboratories). If you do not already have a ONE Card, please obtain one after you have registered for classes.

ONE Card Office Locations:

Russell Ambulatory Center - Room M-165, 1813 6th Avenue South

Burleson Building - Suite 230, 909 18th Street South

Hill Student Center - Suite 103, 1400 University Boulevard

Complete Online
  • Training Courses*
  • Students enrolled in the School of Health Professions must complete the two (2) trainings listed below using the UAB Learning System.

  • Complete each training and upload your certification of completion to the Orientation Form. Both certificates must be turned in with your other documentation.
    • UAB Enterprise Code of Conduct Training
    • UAB/UABHS HIPAA Privacy and Security Training

    Complete Background Check
  • and Drug Screen
  • Students enrolled in CDS programs are required to complete a criminal background check through CastleBranch.com prior to the final drop/add date for the fall term (September 3rd). There is a $78.75 charge for this screening.

    Visit Castlebranch.com to create your account and use “package code:” AH01.

    Next it will prompt you to pay $78.75. Payment will complete your Background Check.

    For your Drug Screen, you will receive an email within 24-48 hours from Castlebranch.com with further instructions on how to complete your drug screen.


    Attend Program
  • Orientations
  • Make sure you mark your calendar for your Program Orientation. Please note that both your program orientation and the department orientation are mandatory attendance.

    Review the orienation schedule below for your program's information.

    Click below for driving and parking information.

    Nuclear Medicine and Molecular
  • Imaging Sciences Requirements*
  • We ask that all incoming CDS students complete the Orientation Checklist items and provide all requested documentation by Friday, August 5, 2022.

    Students in the Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Sciences program must complete the following items:

    Students in the Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging Sciences Program must complete the following items. Print any documentation required and include it with your checklist prior to orientation.

    Please fill out the following forms to turn in:

    • Radiation Exposure Release Form
      Needed in the future if future employer requests our records. Please complete the bottom portion with your name, signature, date, and student number (B00).

    • Request for Radiation Monitoring
      Needed to supply you with a radiation dosimetry as a student in the program. Please complete the whole form.

    • Waiver of Program Liability for Student Employment in NMMIS/HP
      Needed if you work at an NMMIS/HP Facility as a student while in the program. Please complete the bottom portion with your name, signature, date, and student number (B00).

    Once completed, please upload your files to the appropriate place with other Orientation documents by August 5, 2022.

     

    Health Physics
  • Requirements*
  • We ask that all incoming CDS students complete the Orientation Checklist items and provide all requested documentation by Friday, August 5, 2022.

    Students in the Health Physics program must complete and electronically send the following items via email to Leslie Williams at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Emily Caffrey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..:

    • Radiation Exposure Release Form
      Needed in case a future employers request program records. Please complete the bottom portion with your name, signature, date and student number (B00).

    • Request for Radiation Monitoring
      Needed to supply you with a radiation dosimetry as a student in the program. Please complete the whole form.

    • Waiver of Program Liability for Student Employment in Health Physics
      Needed if you work at a Health Physics facility as a student in the program. Please complete the bottom portion with your name, signature, date and student number (B00).

    Once completed, please upload your files to the appropriate place with other Orientation documents by August 5, 2022.


    Physician Assistant
  • Studies Requirements*
  • We ask that all incoming CDS students complete the Orientation Checklist items and provide all required documentation by Friday, August 5, 2022.

    Students in the Physician Assistant Studies program must complete the following items before orientation:

    • Complete a Questionnaire
      Complete a Learning Styles Questionnaire and bring to orientation. Fill out the Questionnaire. Please note: this questionnaire is borrowed from North Carolina State University.

    • Complete the OneCard Access/Key Request Form
      Complete the form with your name, BlazerID, and signature and bring it with you to orientation. If you need to get a student One Card ahead of time for parking purposes, you must wear Professional attire for the photo.

     

    Read Your Program
  • Student Handbook
  • In order to prepare for Orientation, read your Student Handbook for your Program. You can find your program's handbook on your program's homepage. There you will see a "Student Handbooks" link located in the Menu on the right hand side of the page.

    Please refer back to your Program Handbooks on Monday, August 12, 2022.

    Complete and Upload
  • Orientation Forms
  • We ask that all incoming CDS students complete the Orientation Checklist items and provide all requested documentation by Friday, August 5, 2022.

    Visit the link below to complete the required Orientation Form.



    Taking a break from, and returning to, your CDS Orientation Forms submission:

    • To take a break while completing your submission; you will need to revisit the forms on the same computer/browser as you did initially. The program automatically stores a cookie in your browser, and you should be able to pick up where you left off.
    • If you revisit the forms over two weeks after your last activity, on a different computer or browser, or after clearing your cache, you will be sent to the beginning of the application.

    Register for Student Health Insurance or
  • Submit a Waiver
  • Students in the School of Health Professions are required to have health insurance. Students must purchase insurance VIVA Student Health or submit an Insurance Waiver Form.


    Set up your Personal Medical Clearance page

    Students enrolled in the School of Health Professions must meet specific immunization requirements based on the program in which they are enrolled. Students can visit their specific immunization/TB requirements and general information on the Medical Clearance page.

    *All requirements must be met prior to registering for classes. UAB Student Health and Wellness will place administrative holds on a student’s account if these requirements are not completed by Monday, August 12, 2022.

    If you have any questions, please contact UAB Student Health Services at 205-975-7753 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Emuni Sanderson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


    Register for the UAB Emergency Notification System

    B-Alert is the official source of UAB emergency information. By registering, you will be notified of any emergency or severe weather situation impacting UAB. To register, go to www.uab.edu/balert.


    Recommended Items

    It is recommended that you complete the following items, but they are not required.

     

    Purchase Textbooks

    To view textbook information for CDS programs, use the CDS Course and Textbook List. Textbooks may be purchased from the UAB Blazer Bookstore or from online sellers such as Amazon or eBay.


    Reserve a Locker

    A limited number of lockers are available to CDS students on the 4th floor of SHPB. Lockers are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    To reserve your locker, please complete the form below.

    For questions or concerns, contact Whitney Hunt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Purchase a Student
  • Parking Permit
  • Student parking is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. You will need to register now in order to have a parking permit before classes begin.

    *Please Note: UAB Parking and One Stop are working on the One Card/Parking Permit issue. For now, to expedite your UAB One Card to obtain your Parking Permit you will need to go to the Photo Submission Page and submit a photo for your One Card.

    Once your photo is approved, One Stop will activate your UAB One Card and you will be able to obtain your parking permit.