Anatomic and Clinical Pathology

      Residency Program

(NRMP #1903300C0)


Residency Application
and Information

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





Comfortable on-call quarters and resident lounges are provided at each hospital.


  •  A full-time medical librarian covers each hospital library to assist residents.
  •  Library services include literature searches, article orders, photocopying, research consultations, and books orders.
  •  Free photocopying of articles and interlibrary loan services are available.
  •  Electronic resources include ClinicalKey, AccessMedicine, Cochrane Library, and R2 Digital Library, plus many more easily accessible online journals and books.
  •  Each library has book collections of over 500 texts and print journal collections to supplement electronic resources.
  •  Medical books for personal use can be ordered through the library at a discounted price.


Three hours per week or more are spent in conferences.

• 500 conferences are given annually at each hospital.

• Many conferences are multidisciplinary.

• Medical school faculty frequently serve as guest speakers.


Other Educational Programs

• Medical student clerkships and electives

• Emergency Medicine Fellowship

• Pharmacy Residency

• Training site for Auburn University pharmacy students

• Residency in health care administration

• A variety of allied health students from local educational institutions rotate regularly to Brookwood Baptist Health for clinical experience.


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 Step 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 Step III prior to 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.

Application Address And Program Offices Pathology


Deborah Hillestad
Program Coordinator Residency Program in Pathology


Brookwood Baptist Health, Inc.
Dept. of Pathology
3690 Grandview Pkwy
Birmingham, AL 35243








Anatomic and Clinical
Pathology Residency Program

(NRMP #1903300C0)

Each resident is provided a study carrel with a computer and microscope at both Princeton Baptist Medical Center and Grandview Medical Center
Some of Our Residents on Research Day
All residents are required to present a poster presentation during our Annual Research Week, which is held in the spring. Many of our residents have also presented their posters at the annual CAP, ASCP and USCAP meetings

The Program

The Brookwood Baptist Health Pathology program is conducted at Princeton Baptist Medical Center and Grandview Medical Center. We offer a four-year program in anatomic and clinical pathology which fulfills the requirements of the American Board of Pathology for combined certification. The two pathology departments process over 17,000 surgical specimens per year from all of the major surgical specialties. The clinical laboratories include advanced methodology and instrumentation and offer a full array of clinical laboratory procedures in the two institutions.

The faculty includes seven pathologists, including several with subspecialty certification in areas such as hematopathology, neuropathology, and cytopathology.

During the first two years, residents spend a majority of time in surgical pathology and autopsy rotations at Princeton Baptist Medical Center and Grandview Medical Center. Interspersed in these two years, residents will have four to six onemonth rotations in various areas of the clinical laboratory, such as hematology, clinical chemistry, blood bank, and bacteriology.

During the third and fourth years, residents continue to acquire knowledge through rotations in general areas of anatomic and clinical pathology at Princeton and Grandview, and they also complete offsite rotations in pediatric pathology, forensic pathology, flow cytometry, molecular diagnostics and dermatopathology. Elective time is also scheduled during these two years. At the end of four years of pathology residency training, the resident will have spent at least 18 months concentrating on clinical pathology and up to 30 months with emphasis on anatomic pathology.

Time and monetary support are available for residents in the second and subsequent years of training to attend postgraduate courses as well as regional and national meetings. In addition, funding is provided for a board review course during the final year of training. The emphasis of the program is to train physicians who are equipped to enter the private practice of pathology immediately upon completion of residency training or who are prepared for subspecialty pathology fellowship training. All of our recent graduates have succeeded in obtaining fellowship positions at various academic institutions including: Wake Forest University, Vanderbilt University, Medical University of South Carolina, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Alabama Hospitals, UC Davis Medical Center, University of California, San Diego, Baylor, University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville, and University of Washington.