At Brookwood Baptist Health (Formally known as Baptist Health System), emphasis is placed upon generalized training in all areas of anatomic and clinical pathology. The educational program includes 30 months of training in anatomic pathology and 18 months of training in clinical pathology. Rotations provide training in surgical pathology, autopsy, neuropathology, gastrointestinal pathology, pediatric pathology, forensic pathology, cytopathology, bone marrows, flow cytometry, molecular pathology, dermatopathology, cytogenetics, clinical chemistry, transfusion medicine, microbiology, immunopathology, HLA/Stem Cell, renal and hematology. Residents also attend weekly scheduled conferences. Residents are also encouraged to present and attend national meetings.
Eight fully accredited positions in the four-year anatomic and clinical pathology residency program are available.
Brookwood Baptist Health encompass 1,033 beds in five major hospitals, including a very large referral service. The laboratories examined approximately 18,000 surgical specimens and performed approximately 2.0 million clinical laboratory procedures in 2019 All major clinical subspecialties are represented on the medical staff, including neurosurgery and thoracic surgery. The staff includes more than 700 members. Clinical diagnostic equipment includes the full range of automated instrumentation. Education in every major area of clinical and anatomic pathology is provided. Numerous intra- and interdepartmental conferences form a major part of the educational program.
Metropolitan Birmingham has a population of approximately 1,000,000. Patient referrals are received not only from the area but from adjoining states as well. The city lies in the southern end of the Appalachian chain and is relatively near the Florida coast as well as the higher mountains to the north. The economy is mixed industrial, agricultural, and service oriented. The city administration is progressive and farsighted and economic conditions are well above the regional average. The climate is temperate with mild winters. Six universities and the University of Alabama Medical Center are located in the area. The medical school library as well as the hospital libraries are fully accessible to Brookwood Baptist Health resident physicians. Cultural opportunities include an art museum, numerous theaters as well as parks, city zoo and botanical gardens.