The Resident Continuity Clinic plays an integral role in the pediatric training program at UAMS and Arkansas Children’s Hospital. As per the ACGME requirements, each resident attends a half-day clinic each week throughout their entire three years of residency. The resident serves as the primary health care provider for a selected group of patients and learns routine well child care, common parental concerns and questions, and normal child development and behavior. Residents also provide acute care and manage chronic illnesses following the medical home model. Through this longitudinal experience, residents also are introduced to practice management and begin to work with a clinic staff, the school systems, and how to effectively access community services. General Pediatric faculty serve as preceptors and they are always available to assist you in the management of your patients. There are also weekly pre-clinic conferences covering the vast array of pediatric topics with a focus on outpatient management.
Combined, the Pediatric Continuity Clinic and General Pediatric Clinic at ACH is one of the largest pediatric providers in the greater Little Rock area. The on-campus Circle of Friends clinic building provides expanded clinic space with 38 exam rooms, two treatment rooms, laboratory and radiological services, and even Pulmonary Function testing capability. This clinic space allows our residents to continue to meet the needs of our growing community of patients.