Sign-up to compete in the LC Olympics!

The event is a competition between the various communities in basketball, kickball, baking, dodgeball, relay races, and Mario Kart. Once all the points are tallied, one community will win the Community Cup and cool t-shirts! Lunch will be provided.

Below is the link to the sign-up for the various competitions. Please find your community tab at the bottom and enter your first and last name under the sport in which you want to compete. You can sign-up for as many sports as you would like, but check the listed game times to be sure they don’t overlap. (The game times have been made short in order to fit within the schedule.)

Announcing the 2014 Heart + Sole 5K/Fun Run

WHY WE RUN

Equal Access Birmingham, a student-run organization through UAB School of Medicine, provides health care and education to uninsured and underserved members in the Birmingham community. The Heart + Sole 5K/Fun Run is a family friendly event open to participants of all ages. The Fun Run will begin at 7:30am for children ages 3-8. The 5K will begin at 8:00am on the UAB Campus Green. We look forward to seeing you at the start line!

All proceeds will be used to support the operations of Equal Access Birmingham that will impact today and impact tomorrow through the EAB’s current-use support fund and the EAB endowed support fund.

AFTER THE RACE

Join us for the EAB Health Fair after the race! We will have a variety of students and organizations providing healthcare information and screenings on the UAB Campus Green. This is a great opportunity to meet students, faculty, and physicians in the Birmingham community while learning about your health!

VOLUNTEER

Putting on a 5K is no small feat, and we'd love a helping hand from you. Click here to volunteer.

White Coat Ceremony set for Aug. 17

The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine will hold its White Coat Ceremony for first-year medical students Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, 1200 10th Ave. South.

Each of the 187 new members of the Class of 2018 will be presented with the traditional white coat in the presence of family, friends, faculty and staff. The white coat is a powerful symbol of both professional competence in medicine and human compassion. Live video of the ceremony will be broadcast online beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday at www.uab.edu/medicine/whitecoat.

Hussein Abdullatif, M.D., professor of Pediatrics and faculty winner of the 2013 Leonard Tow Award for Humanism in Medicine, will bring the keynote address. Selwyn M. Vickers, M.D., senior vice president for Medicine and dean of the School of Medicine, will welcome new students during the event.

The ceremony follows the completion of the new students' first class, Patient, Doctor and Society, a course focusing on the role physicians play in society, with emphasis on professionalism, compassion, responsibility, ethics and the doctor/patient relationship. Students will take an oath of dedication at the ceremony written by the students themselves during the course of the first class.

The ceremonial presentation of white coats to medical students is a common practice at medical schools throughout the nation. The ceremony and oath of commitment to patient care remind incoming students of the dedication necessary to complete a medical education and underscore the responsibilities inherent in the practice of medicine.

The white coats are provided to the incoming students by the University of Alabama Medical Alumni Association. Each student also will receive a lapel pin that emphasizes humanism in medicine; it is a gift from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.