Transitional Year

      Residency Program

(NRMP #1903999P0)


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 


Ann Marie Bond
Transitional Year
Program Coordinator
Residency Program


Brookwood Baptist Health, Inc. 833 Princeton Ave.
POB III, Suite 200E
Birmingham, AL 35211
205.783.7663 or 1.866.781.2262


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Anatomic and Clinical
Transitional Year (One-Year)
Residency Program

(NRMP #1903999P0)


The Brookwood Baptist Health Transitional Year Program provides PGY-l resident physicians with a broad clinical experience to serve as the foundation for their future specialty training.


The Transitional Year (TY) Residency Program is designed for medical school graduates who have chosen a future specialty for which the categorical residency program requires a PGY-1 year.

The Program

At BBH, the Transitional Year Program is jointly sponsored by the Internal Medicine, General Surgery and Diagnostic Radiology residency programs. Personal, educational, and career goals are incorporated in the planning of the rotation assignments. The program is structured to meet all ACGME requirements for education in fundamental clinical skills. Transitional Year resident physicians are assigned to clinical experiences at Princeton Baptist Medical Center and Grandview Medical Center:




Critical Care/Pulmonary







Otolaryngology (ENT)


Radiation Oncology


Educational Activities

Transitional Residents are immersed into the didactic curricula of the TY Residency’s sponsoring programs. These programs provide their curricula utilizing a variety of educational formats including: formal lectures, case discussions, morning report, board review sessions, morbidity and mortality conferences, multidisciplinary conferences and others. TY residents are required to attend conferences provided by the service to which they are assigned.

TY resident physicians also participate in the BBH Research Week activities and in formal Quality Improvement / Patient Safety activities.

At BBH, TY Residents are expected to perform similar clinical duties and to meet equivalent educational and professional standards required of sponsoring program categorical PGY- 1 residents.

Beyond the Transitional Year

Resident Physicians who complete the BBH Transitional Year Residency program are well-prepared to enter specialty training and transition to their terminating residencies.

Former resident physicians who completed their specialty training programs have consistently praised the BBH Transitional Year experience and the way it prepared them for the demands of those programs