Making A Difference In Their Lives and Yours
The mission of the University of Arkansas for Medical Science’s Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM) Fellowship Program is to foster the academic, clinical, and research development and skills of pediatric hospitalists serving the children of Arkansas and surrounding areas who require hospital care. This two-year program provides focused education in the care and management of hospitalized infants, children, and adolescents. In addition, the fellowship program provides specific attention to building skills in medical education, quality improvement and research, and developing administrative and leadership skills. As the only children’s healthcare system in the state, Arkansas Children’s reaches a broad catchment area including most pediatric patients requiring inpatient care, providing robust and diverse patient experiences for pediatric hospital medicine fellows. Our mission aligns with the mission of UAMS to improve the health and health care of Arkansans.
The overall aims of the University of Arkansas for Medical Science’s Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM) Fellowship Program include:
- Fellowship-trained pediatric hospitalists excel in providing evidence-based, quality-driven, family-centered care to hospitalized children.
- PHM fellows experience a wide variety of clinical experiences that enhance the practice of pediatric hospital medicine, including rotations in many medical subspecialties, training in pediatric sedation, and advanced care.
- PHM fellows receive dedicated training in research, spanning the spectrum from idea to publication, with didactics focused on specific items such as study design, Institutional Review Board oversight, statistical analysis, and manuscript writing.
- PHM fellows are dedicated to continuous quality improvement, receiving education in methods of quality and process improvement that are applied across the spectrum of pediatric hospital medicine.
- PHM fellows obtain advanced skills in medical education, playing a key role on the teaching teams consisting of medical students, residents, and ancillary provider trainees.
- PHM fellows serve as advocates for children across Arkansas and surrounding areas by providing inclusive, excellent care to hospitalized children, helping them to become “better today and healthier tomorrow”.
- PHM fellows participate in leadership training and develop advanced administrative skills to prepare them for future leadership roles within hospital administration and beyond.