Ways to Raise Concerns or Address Problems
Talking to your program director or associate program director about concerns or issues related to your residency program is always a great first step.
A colleague or peer can often help you interpret a situation and define an action plan.
A faculty mentor can share their experiences and guidance.
Your Resident Council representative can bring issues to the UAMS Resident Organization for discussion and referral to the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC).
Other people you could talk to about concerns with your program or department are:
- Upper Level Resident/Fellow
- Chief Resident
- Rotation Attending/Teaching Faculty
- Chair of Department’s Education Committee
- Chair of Department
Email the GME Team at AskGME@uams.edu
The UAMS GME Office has an open door policy for residents/fellows to speak on confidential matters.
Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC)
Chief Clinical Officer
Chief Quality Officer
Human Resources Employee Relations
Patient Safety Office
Arkansas Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers a free, confidential service staffed by licensed therapists.
- Counseling and Therapy Services: 501-686-2588
- EAP 24/7 Emergency Line: 800-542-6021
- More information can be found at the EAP website
Psychiatric Services are provided through the Resident Wellness program by Puru Thapa, M.D., and Vicki Flynn, M.D., with no cost to residents and completely confidential: