zrader

UAB Class of 2020

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Hello my (new) fellow UAB family members!! I just wanted to start a new thread for those of us who were accepted for the class of 2020. I’m sure we will have a Facebook page, groupme, etc. This will suffice for now!

 

Again, congratulations to everyone!! 

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WWOOOOHOOOOO!!!

When does the apartment search begin? Anyone need a roommate? lol

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Hahahaha. I'm actually looking at apartments already and placing them into an excel file with various categories. If you guys have any suggestions and/or advice for my list, please let me know! I'd be more than happy to share it when I'm finished.

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UAB fam

I haven’t been able to contain my excitement since the day I received the call. I will never forget hearing the words “welcome to the UAB family” from Mr.Drace.

I must admit that I did already make a small purchase for the future house or apartment I will be sharing in Birmingham lol even though I haven't looked into housing situations yet. 

I can’t wait to meet all of you. Have a great Thanksgiving! I look forward to sharing a friendsgiving with you all next year. 

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On 11/22/2017 at 9:16 PM, saleem said:

UAB fam

I haven’t been able to contain my excitement since the day I received the call. I will never forget hearing the words “welcome to the UAB family” from Mr.Drace.

I must admit that I did already make a small purchase for the future house or apartment I will be sharing in Birmingham lol even though I haven't looked into housing situations yet. 

I can’t wait to meet all of you. Have a great Thanksgiving! I look forward to sharing a friendsgiving with you all next year. 

What an awesome idea. We will all have to do a friendsgiving! I can't wait!!

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On 11/20/2017 at 6:36 PM, zrader said:

Hahahaha. I'm actually looking at apartments already and placing them into an excel file with various categories. If you guys have any suggestions and/or advice for my list, please let me know! I'd be more than happy to share it when I'm finished.

What areas have you been looking in? I was researching and it looks like the Highland area is well liked? I'm looking for a townhouse to rent, house to rent, or possibly buying a home. Where are you moving from? 

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Thank you for starting the search!  I have also been looking and definitely want to get together with some roommates!  My name is David Kalani, I am from Kailua, Hawai'i, and am an Athletic Trainer for a local university. Super stoked for August!

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On ‎11‎/‎20‎/‎2017 at 4:36 PM, zrader said:

Hahahaha. I'm actually looking at apartments already and placing them into an excel file with various categories. If you guys have any suggestions and/or advice for my list, please let me know! I'd be more than happy to share it when I'm finished.

Great idea!  I am definitely down to participate in the file.  I know several current students that we could ask for advice as well.

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1 hour ago, rang32 said:

Great idea!  I am definitely down to participate in the file.  I know several current students that we could ask for advice as well.

That would be great man! I’m not sure if I’ll have any roommates as of yet. My girlfriend may or may not be moving with me. She’s a nurse, and that financial help would be amazing hahahaha. If not, I’m definitely looking for some roommates. I’ll put the file on a google doc sometime soon and share it with anyone who wants to help add places or just look. I’ll post back on this thread when I post it up there - will probably be this weekend. 

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On 11/27/2017 at 0:06 AM, mtorr_ca said:

What areas have you been looking in? I was researching and it looks like the Highland area is well liked? I'm looking for a townhouse to rent, house to rent, or possibly buying a home. Where are you moving from? 

I’ve been looking all over! My current searches are focused mainly on apartments. I wouldn’t be opposed to added some townhomes/homes on my list to make it a bit more holistic! 

 

Im moving from Georgia!

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25 minutes ago, zrader said:

I’ve been looking all over! My current searches are focused mainly on apartments. I wouldn’t be opposed to added some townhomes/homes on my list to make it a bit more holistic! 

 

Im moving from Georgia!

I'm moving from Georgia as well! what city are you from?  

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I’m searching for roommates as well hahahah

I’ve looked at townhomes and homes online that seemed reasonably priced to rent/share with a few people. I haven’t looked into apartments yet. 

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1 hour ago, saleem said:

I'm moving from Georgia as well! what city are you from?  

Well, I’m not originally from Georgia, but I went to school at GCSU! I’m in Macon, moving to Atlanta in January.

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7 hours ago, saleem said:

I’m searching for roommates as well hahahah

I’ve looked at townhomes and homes online that seemed reasonably priced to rent/share with a few people. I haven’t looked into apartments yet. 

I agree!! I prefer to have a roommate. Depends if my boyfriend comes with me too, but we won't be opposed to having a roommate. The only thing I need is a yard for my two dogs! ;)

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I would definitely be interested in renting a house or townhouse! My name is Ashlyn Sunseri and I am currently living in Asheville, NC but I went to UAB for Undergrad!

Anyone know when the facebook group will be started?

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Is anyone interested in doing a medical mission trip abroad in May or June before starting??? 

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On 12/1/2017 at 10:02 AM, aasunseri said:

I would definitely be interested in renting a house or townhouse! My name is Ashlyn Sunseri and I am currently living in Asheville, NC but I went to UAB for Undergrad!

Anyone know when the facebook group will be started?

I have no clue... I will need to reactivate my Facebook ;) 

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7 hours ago, mtorr_ca said:

Is anyone interested in doing a medical mission trip abroad in May or June before starting??? 

where at??

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I may be interested as well. I’m actually doing a lot of work in Rwanda over the next several months! 

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12 hours ago, mtorr_ca said:

Is anyone interested in doing a medical mission trip abroad in May or June before starting??? 

I'm interested to go if the dates work. Would love to know the details. 

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On 12/5/2017 at 7:30 AM, zrader said:

I may be interested as well. I’m actually doing a lot of work in Rwanda over the next several months! 

What are you doing over there? What organization do you go through?

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@mtorr_ca I'm actually a project manager for non-profit based geared towards setting up medical clinics.

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I've known a few co-workers go on medical mission trips with IVHQ and really loved it. 

They have a variety of medical mission trips and most are very affordable. Depending on where you go, some locations will let you do a lot for the patient population there or set up health promotion groups. 

https://www.volunteerhq.org/blog/medical-mission-trips/

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13 hours ago, mtorr_ca said:

not to sure... something affordable, but still exotic? 

Here are a couple of sites I was researching... 

https://mohhaiti.org/mission_trips

https://www.gapmedics.com

I did a medical mission through The Global Brigades to Panama in 2014 during my undergrad. 

Such a great idea!

How was your experience with Global Brigades? 

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On 12/7/2017 at 0:09 PM, saleem said:

Such a great idea!

How was your experience with Global Brigades? 

It was great! The group of people I went with were awesome! The group leaders through Global Medical Brigades were great too. They took us on a hike through the jungle where monkeys were hanging from the trees. It was awesome. The people we set up clinics for didn't have running water or electricity. 

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On 12/7/2017 at 0:05 PM, saleem said:

I've known a few co-workers go on medical mission trips with IVHQ and really loved it. 

They have a variety of medical mission trips and most are very affordable. Depending on where you go, some locations will let you do a lot for the patient population there or set up health promotion groups. 

https://www.volunteerhq.org/blog/medical-mission-trips/

Oh my gosh! This one sounds amazing! Where did your friends go? 

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On 12/9/2017 at 8:25 PM, mtorr_ca said:

Oh my gosh! This one sounds amazing! Where did your friends go? 

Your experience sounds awesome. I've never been on a medical mission trip before. I definitely look forward to an international volunteer experience before starting school.  

 
My coworkers went to Peru with ivhq after completing nursing school. 
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On 12/13/2017 at 1:17 PM, LaurlPA said:

question, does anybody know if there is a facebook group yet for our class??

I'm guessing that there wouldn't be one before the Dec 18 deposit deadline or until after the holiday break.

I remember reading something from previous year's class posts that the group wasn't created until May lol. Not sure if things have changed since. 

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