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In observance of Memorial Day we will be closed Monday, May 27. This closure includes each of our Veterans Clinics. 

Our Emergency Department remains open 24 hours.  

Mental Health Emergency: Call Veteran Crisis Line at 988, press 1, or text 83255.

BVAHCS Trainee Webpage

Welcome to the Birmingham VA Health Care System (BVAHCS) 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.


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.

If you have not logged in to TMS since August 2018, there are numerous changes as part of the system upgrade.

Residents who have already completed the “Mandatory Training for Trainees” course in TMS are eligible to take the course titled "VHA Mandatory Training for Trainees – Refresher Course." Log into the TMS website using your new “username,” which should be the email address you self-registered with in TMS. Try using the “Forgot Username” option on the main TMS login page to get this information if you don’t know it. If that doesn’t work, you’ll need to contact the help desk 1 to get your “username” for TMS login and request they add a direct phone number to your TMS account.


The Birmingham VA Medical Center uses a Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS). CPRS training opportunities 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. CPRS Training


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