Internal Medicine Categorical Residency


Brookwood Baptist Health's Internal Medicine Residency Program has prepared residents for the practice of Internal Medicine and its subspecialties since 1972. Our program is an academically robust community program that trains compassionate, clinically and culturally competent physicians who are prepared to serve and motivated to lead. We aim to produce diverse, high-quality medical professionals who promote health in themselves, their institutions and their communities. We promote professionalism and wellness by fostering meaning in medicine. Our graduates are prepared to continue in sub-specialty training, to advocate for their patients, and to practice in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings.


Brookwood Baptist Health offers two options for training in internal medicine: a three-year categorical program leading to eligibility for the certifying examination by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and a preliminary program offering preparation for further training in an advanced residency training program. The primary objective of our programs is to provide comprehensive training in internal medicine to prepare physicians for independent practice or for additional specialty training. We strive to achieve excellence in patient care for the full range of medical conditions and to instill an academic mindset towards clinical practice and appreciation of the concepts of medical research. We believe that optimal training of physicians occurs in an atmosphere where patients and professional colleagues are treated with respect and sensitivity to their needs.

The Program

Internal Medicine residents participate in the care of a large and diverse patient population derived from the private practices of the faculty, referrals from outlying areas, from the Emergency Department, and from the housestaff clinic. Inpatient service assignments are split between the Princeton Baptist Medical Center campus and the Grandview Medical Center campus. Rotations on subspecialty medicine services are required in addition to rotations on general internal medicine services. Elective months in areas of particular interest are provided. Experience in critical care is gained on all inpatient services as residents follow their own patients in the intensive care units, and this experience is supplemented by a rotation in critical care. Ambulatory training is emphasized throughout the three-year program, with a weekly continuity care clinic beginning in the first year. During the second year, this increases to twice weekly. Block rotations broaden the ambulatory care experience. In addition, many traditional inpatient rotations have ambulatory components. 


The patient-centered clinical training that serves as the basis for the BBH Internal Medicine residency is supplemented and strengthened through a regular series of lectures derived from a core curriculum of subjects important for all internists. Morning report, journal club, and non-clinical conferences on ethics, informatics, and practice management issues help round out the educational experience of our residents. Excellent medical libraries staffed by a full-time librarian are available at both Princeton and Grandview. Computer facilities for use in literature searches as well as for other educational purposes are accessible to residents at all times. The program also has a simulation lab with mannequins to help train residents in a variety of procedural skills, including intubation, central venous line placement, and many more.

The faculty of the BBH Internal Medicine Residency Program include outstanding teachers and clinicians with years of experience in both academic medicine and private practice. A core of faculty members with a full-time commitment to the program in each hospital is supplemented by excellent and enthusiastic volunteer faculty. Chief Medical Residents (CMR) recruited from our program assist with educational programs such as providing didactic lectures each month to medical students and coordinating topics for morning report. In addition, CMRs work hand-in-hand with full-time faculty members to establish and carry out program policies. CMRs are provided excellent opportunities to assist with patient care activities by serving as clinic supervisors and attending on the inpatient medicine service.


Application Information

Programs receive applications sent electronically only via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).


Visa Information

Brookwood Baptist Health will consider only J-1 Visa applications sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). Generally, BBH will not sponsor H-1B Visa applications.



You should have completed USMLE or COMLEX II prior to beginning the residency program. If not successfully completed prior to the beginning of the residency program, then Step II (including the Clinical Skills Examination) must be successfully completed before completion of the first six months of residency training. Residents must register to take USMLE or COMLEX III prior to the completion of the first year of residency training. Step III must be successfully completed before the resident will be renewed to continue beyond the second year of training. Individual residency programs may invoke more stringent requirements.