Thank you for hosting a public health student intern at your organization. All of the student documents and forms are housed in the Applied Practice Experience (APEx) portal. In order to gain access to APEx, you must be a registered user.

The registration process begins when a student starts their proposal form in APEx. Once a student enters their preceptor’s information, a workflow is started to identify if you already have an account or if a new one needs to be created. If you are a new preceptor, the Office of Public Health Practice will receive a notification to verify and request approval for your preceptor to be added to the system.

Depending on if you are internal to UAB, have a UABMC account, or external to UAB, the time for approval could take as little as a few minutes to a couple of days; there are additional steps UABMC employees and external preceptor will need to take before they are approved and can access APEx. Once your account has been verified, you may access the APEx portal and view, approve, and complete your student intern’s documents. You will receive email notification from when the student submits any of their required documents.

For UAB employees: If you have a UAB account (and do not have a UABMC account), you may log in directly to the APEx portal.

For UAB employees with a UABMC account: You will need to request Microsoft Team Access. Please use your BlazerID (and not UABMC account information) when logging into the APEx portal. Please ensure student use the email address associated with your BlazerID (i.e. and not your MC email address.

For non UAB employees (external preceptors): You will receive two emails from UAB Identity Management with instructions on how to create a Xias account (guest account). The video tutorial below will walk you through the steps you need to take to create a guest account and later, log into APEx.

If you have any questions about the internship/practicum program or registration, please feel free to contact the Office of Public Health Practice (