The Brookwood Baptist Health (BBH) Internal Medicine Residency Program has prepared residents for the practice of Internal Medicine and its subspecialties since 1972. The program combines academic excellence in a community hospital environment with the best features of traditional university and community programs. Our two tertiary care teaching hospitals, Princeton Baptist Medical Center and Grandview Medical Center, are the sites where BBH residents deliver care for patients with challenging clinical problems. A diverse patient population allows the resident to see the spectrum of common and uncommon disease processes and to learn important diagnostic skills, develop clinical judgment, and practice evidence-based medicine. A didactic curriculum includes case-based lectures on topics important to the general internist as well as those preparing for subspecialty training.
BBH residents excel academically and demonstrate this during research week. PGY-1 residents prepare a case report and present a poster of their case. PGY-2 and PGY-3 residents design and implement quality improvement or research projects and present these in a poster format. There are also ample opportunities for all residents
to participate in clinical research. Graduates consistently demonstrate excellent performance on the American Board of Internal Medicine certifying examination, and those who seek subspecialty fellowships have been successful in obtaining positions in their chosen subspecialty at a variety of prestigious institutions. For the medical student seeking a stimulating, challenging, and collegial Internal Medicine residency program, BBH has much to offer.
- To provide a learning environment that fosters the acquisition of knowledge and the diagnostic and therapeutic skills essential for general internal medicine.
- To provide a broad experience in the medical subspecialties, thereby strengthening the training of residents as generalists while also exposing them to fields of interest for future subspecialty training.
- To nurture the learning of the art and science of medicine, with particular emphasis on the humanistic qualities needed to be a compassionate and caring physician.
- To foster the practice of evidence-based medicine through frequent didactic lectures, journal club, and literature review.
- To prepare physicians in training for future practice in an ever-changing medical and social environment, emphasizing quality improvement, cost effectiveness, preventive medicine, and ambulatory care.
- To assure that medicine residents at BBH obtain the necessary training and credentials for certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine and to assist those residents in preparation for the ABIM certifying exam.