Diagnostic Radiology

      Residency Program

(NRMP #1903420C0)



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 Radiology


Virginia (Missy) Fadlevich
Program Coordinator Residency Program in Radiology


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


205.971.1257 [email protected]






Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program

(NRMP #1903420C0)


The diagnostic radiology residency program provides an opportunity for development of the knowledge and technical skill necessary for the practice of diagnostic radiology, with emphasis on training in an environment that reflects the clinical practice of radiology. Providing the credentials, case material, and didactic education necessary for certification by the American Board of Radiology are the paramount objectives of the program.

Based in a community atmosphere, the basic and physical sciences of radiology are also emphasized. Clinical quality and health services research is also encouraged. This combination affords residents the opportunity to pursue academic fellowships and other academic positions in radiology, if desired.

Because radiologic diagnosis is important to essentially all physicians, the program provides an opportunity for medical students and residents in non-radiologic disciplines to learn the fundamentals of radiologic interpretation and to participate in the daily activity of a radiological practice.

The Program

The philosophy of the program allows residents to assume significant clinical responsibility while remaining under supervision of the radiology faculty. The complete program (NRMP 1903420C0) includes a clinical year under the supervision of the Transitional Year Program faculty, followed by four years of diagnostic radiology.

Clinical Year

The clinical year is provided through the Brookwood Baptist Health's Transitional Year program and is specifically designed to expose the incoming radiology resident to specific subspecialty areas where knowledge of the clinical and surgical aspects of disease processes in that sub-specialty are important for understanding and interpreting the radiological findings.

Rotations in the Transitional Year program include general surgery, ambulatory medicine, inpatient general internal medicine and critical care medicine, as well as electives. The last month of this clinical year is spent in a diagnostic radiology rotation.

The clinical year in our Transitional Year program is granted automatically through the NRMP match process. If you successfully match into the Diagnostic Radiology program, then you are also automatically matched into the Transitional Year program.

Diagnostic Radiology

Currently the program is training a total of thirteen residents with plans to expand to sixteen residents (four per year). The program grants a Transitional Year position to all applicants applying for the full five-year program. PGY- 2 applicants to the four-year program must have completed at least one year of clinical training in an ACGME-accredited program.

Over the four-year program, 43 months of clinical diagnostic radiology rotations are provided at Brookwood Baptist Health teaching hospitals, equally divided between the Grandview Medical Center campus and the Princeton Baptist Medical Center campus. These rotations provide training in mammography, vascular and interventional radiology, neuroradiology, nuclear medicine, diagnostic ultrasound, vascular ultrasound, gastrointestinal radiology, genitourinary radiology, chest radiology and skeletal radiology. Residents spend three months rotating at the Children’s Hospital of Alabama training in pediatric radiology, and one more month is spent at the University of Alabama at Birmingham training in cardiac radiology. All residents also attend the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology (AIRP) Radiologic Pathology Correlation Course. Didactic courses in radiologic physics are provided. Residents are required to take the American College of Radiology In-Training Examination and APDR/ACR Exams each year.


Specific Rotations

Assignments during the first year of radiology training include one month of inpatient fluoroscopy, one month of nuclear radiology, three months of imaging rotations (computed tomography, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging), two months of chest radiology and plain films, one month of pediatric radiology and two months of outpatient radiology and two months of interventional radiology.

The second year assignments include one month of interventional radiology, one month of inpatient fluoroscopy, one month of nuclear radiology, three months of imaging rotations (computed tomography, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging), two months of outpatient radiology, one month of breast imaging, one month of pediatric radiology and three months of cardiovascular and interventional radiology.

Physics courses during the first and second years cover general radiation physics, radiation biology and the physics of computed tomography, ultrasound, digital imaging and magnetic resonance imaging. Physics of nuclear medicine including quality control and safety are included in the first two years.

During the third year, clinical assignments include two months interventional radiology, one month breast, two months of outpatient radiology, one month of pediatric radiology, and three months of imaging rotations (computed tomography, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging) and one month at the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology. Third year physics includes a general review of physics in preparation for the American Board of Radiology Diagnostic Core Examination.

Fourth year rotations include two months of interventional radiology, one months of nuclear radiology, two months of imaging (computed tomography, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging), one month of breast imaging, two months of outpatient radiology, one month of cardiac radiology, one month of elective time. The fourth year may be tailored to allow more focused study in a single subspecialty area of radiology.

Conferences and Educational Activities

Throughout the four-year program, daily conferences are held or supervised by the program faculty at each hospital. Other conferences include monthly resident conferences, interdepartmental resident conferences, pathology-radiology conferences and guest lecturers. Frequent informal clinical, radiological and pathological case reviews are conducted on cases of special interest. The residents are also invited to attend the various medical and surgical conferences and grand rounds.

Educational materials are available including a subscription to StatDx/RadPrimer.

Radiology Faculty and Hospital Facilities

Numerous diagnostic radiologists participate in resident education at both Princeton Baptist Medical Center and Grandview Medical Center. Combined with the faculty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Children’s Hospital of Alabama, we provide a full range of training in diagnostic radiology and prepare you for fellowship training and for private practice in radiology. Faculty subspecialization includes fellowship training in interventional radiology, neuroradiology, abdominal imaging, musculoskeletal radiology and nuclear medicine. In addition, three radiation oncologists and a radiation physicist are available for consultation.

State-of-the-art imaging equipment, including six MR scanners and nine CT scanners, is present within our system. State of the art nuclear medicine equipment is available including PET-CT at both hospitals. More than 100,000 diagnostic radiological studies are completed each year at each hospital, including several hundred interventional procedures at each hospital.

Radiology residents participate daily in radiological examinations and interpretation, and each resident will perform numerous vascular and image-guided interventional procedures during their training. During the nuclear medicine rotations, residents become familiar with PET and SPECT scintillation cameras, total body scanners, dosage calculation and administration, patient positioning, instrumentation and interpretation.