By providing rehabilitation care to improve the health and well-being of patients from Arkansas and the region, our trainees are exposed to a multitude of pathologies in diverse clinical settings, creating a robust and rigorous educational program. Program leadership works with each trainee to curate a learning path that will guide the resident to their desired career after graduation.
Residents spend a minimum of 12 months gathering inpatient experience at the largest and most comprehensive adult rehabilitation facility in the state, Baptist Health Rehabilitation Institute (BHRI), and the 14-bed unit at Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH). Outpatient experience, also a minimum of 12 months, is gained at UAMS, BHRI, ACH and Central Arkansas Veterans Health System as well as with private practitioners in the Little Rock area.
Personal and Professional Growth
During training, our learners focus on developing not only their clinical skills and medical knowledge specific to physiatry, but gain an understanding of the importance of self-reflection as a tool for professional and personal growth. They actively participate in quality improvement in patient care, develop insight to leading a multidisciplinary team, and practice professional behaviors and accountability to self, patients, society and to the profession.
Residency Program Aims
- Guide residents as they strive toward their professional goals, in a variety of clinical settings, ensuring they have the educational resources, experiences, and skills to excel in their chosen career path in physiatry.
- Provide resources that encourage residents to develop self-reflection skills focusing on areas of opportunity and growth, enabling their ability to become lifelong learners that will pass along their knowledge to their patients.
- Create environments for residents to connect with other rehabilitation health professionals and colleagues to develop their skills as rehabilitation team leaders, while providing high-quality, innovative, patient- and family-centered health care