As the end of the admissions season approaches for 2016-2017, we asked a few of our current students why they chose the UAB MSTP. Here’s what they told us! (Responses compiled by Emily Hayward, MS-1) “I chose UAB because they not only support interdisciplinary collaboration but also push for it… an important quality for… Read More Why UAB MSTP?
Before starting my journey at UAB this year, I was really curious about what a typical week looks like for a medical student. I knew there would be lots of studying ahead, but I wondered how much time students spent in class, what types of classes there were, and more. Thus, to help future generations be… Read More A Week in the Life of an MS-1: How do classes work?
On August 14, after completing a two-week introductory course entitled Patient, Doctor, and Society (PDS), the first year medical students participated in their White Coat Ceremony. This event celebrates the MS-1s by presenting them with the white coat they will wear during their clinical work throughout medical school. It also involves students taking an… Read More Reflections from our MS1s: The White Coat Ceremony Experience
*See the bottom of this post to learn more about EAB!* Cover image obtained from the Birmingham Times. Article link at bottom. Written by: Emily Hayward, MS-1 When I first stepped foot into Equal Access Birmingham (EAB), UAB’s medical student-run free clinic for the underserved, I was nervous. I had only been a medical student for… Read More Unique Pre-Clinical Opportunities: EAB
Hi all! This year, UAB had the pleasure of hosting the Southeastern Medical Scientist Symposium (SEMSS) and ROCKED it, if I do say so myself. The 7th annual conference hosted between UAB, Emory, and Vanderbilt MSTPs was partnered for the first time with UAB’s new Physician Scientist Development Office (PSDO) and attracted a slew of… Read More SEMSS 2016
During the first semester of medical school at UAB, students take a course known as “Fundamentals” (sometimes abbreviated as “Fun”… oh, the irony!). The course is intended to be a massive, semester-long building block of the basic sciences that will be needed later. For most students with biology-related degrees, many of concepts in Fundamentals are… Read More Exam Week, as told by Michael Scott
We still have lots to cover in our Application Corner, but we are unbelievably excited to welcome the first group of MSTP interviewees to UAB later this month! So excited, in fact, that we’ve decided to skip ahead a bit in our scheduled posting to discuss the experience of interviewing for MD/PhD programs. 🙂 Here, we will… Read More MD/PhD Interviews: Formats and Tips