Mission, Aims, and Objectives
UAMS Pathology Residency Training Program Mission
In alignment with the mission of UAMS Health, the UAMS Pathology Residency program strives to equip trainees with the knowledge and skills necessary for providing excellent patient care by engaging in clinical collaboration, emphasizing quality teachings, sharpening diagnostic abilities, fostering peer and faculty mentoring, and developing professional leadership within the laboratory and throughout the healthcare system for the patients of Arkansas and beyond.
Program Aims & Objectives
- Acquire a broad skill set and knowledge base for the practice of anatomic and/or clinical pathology to best serve the patients of Arkansas (and beyond) in a variety of practice settings.
- Demonstrate graduated responsibility and diagnostic skills resulting in a level of proficiency to practice pathology independently.
- Acquire and demonstrate leadership and management skills leading to increasing self-sufficiency in a laboratory or medical section director role.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the philosophy and methodology of scientific research and its application to the practice of pathology.
- Demonstrate a desire for life-long learning and teaching so to advance the knowledge of pathology for themselves, peers, and clinical colleagues to best serve patients of Arkansas and beyond.
- Create a collegial atmosphere conducive to training, teaching, scholarly activity, and personal growth facilitated by peer and faculty-trainee mentoring.
- Acquire communication skills that foster clinical collaboration leading to high quality patient and family centered health care.
- Perform with progressive expertise on internal and external opportunities for problem-solving skills in pathology (examples include unknown conferences, working rounds, and in-training examination).
- Develop diagnostic acumen in anatomic and clinical pathology as demonstrated by diagnosing materials correctly prior to receiving faculty input.
- Attend and prepare assignments for departmental management conferences.
- Document clinical opinions with current articles and publications and participate actively in departmental journal review activities.
- Develop skills in the use of the library and computer data banks.
- Complete the objectives listed for each of the required rotations making up the core curriculum.
- Successfully complete the four years in combined anatomic/clinical pathology, including all required rotations.