Welcome to the BHS Residency Programs Website!
We welcome your interest in the residency programs at Baptist Health System. We would like to introduce you to one of the very best community based teaching programs in the country. Medical Education is an important and integral part of the overall mission and activity of Baptist Health System (BHS). As an underlying principle, BHS recognizes that quality patient care is greatly enhanced by residency training programs in which bright, inquisitive, and energetic physicians and students actively pursue the study of medicine. Baptist Health System demonstrates its commitment to this concept by allocating extensive resources for the development and maintenance of excellent postgraduate training programs, outstanding student clerkships, and high quality continuing medical education.
Our residency programs are conducted at our two teaching hospitals in Birmingham: Princeton on the West side and Grandview on the Southwest side of the city. Both hospitals are large, progressive, fully-accredited tertiary-care institutions, which serve very different patient populations because of their own unique histories, demographics, and referral patterns. This inherent diversity broadens the patient base and physician faculty available for clinical teaching. Our fulltime faculty members have extensive academic experience and are totally devoted to providing the best education possible for our residents and rotating students. In addition, more than 240 clinician educators volunteer substantial time and expertise to teaching our residents the needed skills to provide exceptional patient care.
We believe that the learning environment at BHS is among the best anywhere. Professional and personal support is readily available through Medical Education offices at both locations, and appropriate quarters are provided for on-call residents and students. Excellent medical libraries, which complement the exceptional ancillary services of our institutions are accessible at both hospitals. BHS residents are actively involved in scholarly activity including the preparation and publication of clinical vignettes, participation in original clinical research, and presentation of their work at national meetings.
We invite your inquiries and application to our residency programs. Baptist Health System offers a firm commitment to excellence in medical education and training. We trust that you will find BHS to be the place where you will recognize your greatest potential in both the art and science of medicine.
Elizabeth D. Ennis, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Chief Medical Officer and Designated Institutional Official
Baptist Health System