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Birmingham, Alabama VA Medical Center


BVAMC Trainee Website


Welcome to the Birmingham VA Medical Center (BVAMC) and congratulations on your selection to our training program. Our mission is to honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being. Our vision focuses on being a patient-centered, integrated health care organization that is recognized for providing excellent health care, research, and education.


The Department of Veteran Affairs requires you to submit forms and complete documents as part of the application process.  These items must be completed prior to your training experience. Please click on your training category below for instructions, forms, and training pre-requisites. We can not accept scans or copies. We recommend using a PC if possible, since many of these documents may not open for macs.

                New Physician Residents 

New Dental Residents 

New Medical Students 

New Associated Health Trainees on Stipend
(compensated trainees)

New Associated Health Trainees not on Stipend
(trainees without compensation - WOC)



In order for you to train at VA, you are required to complete a mandatory training program titled VHA Mandatory Training for Trainees (MTT).  This training is available through the VA Talent Management System (TMS). The TMS offers web-based training to VA employees and its partners (this includes all clinical trainees, residents, interns, fellows or students who are paid or without compensation (WOC)). Print and follow the TMS Instructions for Self Registration then log on to the website below, self –enroll, complete the training, and print the certificate.


The Birmingham VA Medical Center uses a Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS). CPRS training opportunites are available; please contact your service line representative to enroll.  If you have never used an electronic medical record, we encourage you to visit the online training refresher course prior to your rotation.


student/trainee recruitment brochure


If you experience problems viewing information on this site, or have questions about its content, contact the BVAMC Education web staff.



Patient Privacy:  Patient privacy at the BVAMC is not only governed by the HIPAA regulations, but also the Privacy Act.  Patient information may not be taken out of the BVAMC building in paper or electronic form under any circumstances.  Maintenance of any type of “log book” with patient information is strictly prohibited.  Please contact the Privacy Officer for release of information or privacy concerns at ext. 3162.