The UAMS Pediatric Training Program at Arkansas Children’s Hospital is a fully-accredited pediatric residency program with a rich history of training pediatricians. The program and the hospital staff place a high priority on the educational needs of our residents. Whether it is via one-on-one teaching through direct patient care, teaching via conferences or in the simulation center, or establishing an advisor program to focus on the individual needs of each resident, we are committed to doing the big and small things to prepare you for a career in pediatrics.
Please look over the educational opportunities that are available to our residents. Some examples are our core rotations, a broad array of electives, and the monthly schedule of didactic conferences. You will see a curriculum with a solid foundation in general pediatrics and with enough flexibility to individualize your training to meet your unique interests and career goals.
Educational Program Goals
We believe the best education is one in which each person is viewed as a whole person with a unique combination of skills, experiences and needs. Second, we believe that residents should be full participants in the planning, implementation, and assessment of the educational process. We further understand that the resident who feels genuine support from faculty, staff, and fellow residents is better equipped to take charge of his or her future in the medical profession.
Ultimately, pediatric training should strive to prepare residents to be competent general pediatricians while providing sufficient familiarity with subspecialty pediatrics. The UAMS residency training program provides educational experiences to reach that goal. UAMS at Arkansas Children’s Hospital offers a balanced exposure to general pediatrics and subspecialty medicine, inpatient and outpatient experiences, acute illness versus preventative medicine and chronic management of diseases. At the end of your training, you will be well prepared for either a career in a primary care pediatric practice or for further training in a pediatric subspecialty.
Our program offers an established resident mentoring program aimed at promoting individual professional development. From the beginning of internship, residents are paired with faculty passionate about resident education and the training program. Regular, semi-structured meetings with the mentor provide the resident with valuable advice on career plans, research and elective opportunities, areas of concern regarding performance and/or competency, and readiness for certifying examinations. In addition, the resident mentoring program seeks to provide personal support during the demanding years of residency training. The mentoring program is a structured and trusting relationship that brings residents together with caring faculty aimed at developing the competence and character of the resident.