Education is the cornerstone of our residency program. Our residents have ample time for reading and learning, and in addition, daily conferences usually led by attendings of various specialties. These conferences include noon lectures, subspecialty conferences, resident presentations, and pathology conference. In addition, we have a bi-weekly Board review conference designed to help prepare our residents for the ABIM certifying exam. As part of this preparation, all residents receive MKSAP (Medical Knowledge Self Assessment Program). MKSAP is a board review series produced by the American College of Physicians. These books are funded by the Department of Medicine and provided free of charge to all Internal Medicine and Med/Peds residents.
Our noon conferences are based on a 12-month curriculum, ensuring that all specialties and topics deemed necessary by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) are covered. These lectures cover the breadth of internal medicine topics needed for success on the boards and as a clinician. Lectures are given by expert medicine and subspecialty faculty with an interest or outstanding knowledge of the topic.
From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, our residents participate in our version of morning report called Afternoon Case Discussion. This discussion is moderated by the program director, one of the associate program directors, or faculty with a unique knowledge of the case.
There are also numerous specialty conferences on the UAMS campus. Click to access the UAMS calendar for some of the upcoming events and conferences.