As our mission is to train both general internal medicine physicians and to prepare those interested to seek further subspecialty training to serve the people of Arkansas, we have developed a formalized Fellowship Preparation Plan consisting of the following elements:
- Fellowship mentors. Once a resident notifies us of her/his interest in pursuing a fellowship, we work to place them with a mentor in that field. This physician could be local and part of our faculty, and/or be involved with subspecialty training on the Main Central Arkansas Campus in Little Rock. This allows for career guidance and ideally, the potential to participate in ongoing projects/research related to the specialty. In addition, we offer one-on-one mentorship with the PD/APDs for CV reviews, interview practice, and application review during the fellowship application process.
- Opportunity for away rotations on the Main Campus in Little Rock. At this time, due to funding, away rotations at the main campus are not available. However, we can support residents rotating through the Little Rock VA. Many UAMS faculty, including, fellowship directors also precept at the Little Rock VA.
- Resident Grand Rounds. These presentations are required of all PGY2/3 residents and are chosen by each resident based on their interests. These will be beneficial in preparing for the “fellow talks” given regularly in fellowship programs. These also are a nice additions to CVs.
- Addition of Hanna Jensen, M.D., Ph.D., to expand and develop research in the College of Medicine.
Dr. Jensen will assist UAMS students, residents, fellows, and faculty in all aspects of research and scholastic efforts. She will liaise with research mentors, brainstorm study ideas, facilitate regulatory approvals, aid in requesting and acquiring data, as well as guide scientific abstract, manuscript, and grant preparation.
As part of our initiative to increase graduate medical education programs in Northwest Arkansas, we are in the fact-finding process of considering the development of our own geriatrics fellowship, which would include Larry Wright, M.D., AGSF (one of our associate program directors) and the state of the art geriatrics care provided by our Butterfield Trail Village Clinic and the innovative geriatric/caregiver education programs at the UAMS Schmieding Center.
- Allergy/Immunology (University of Kansas)
- Endocrinology (Columbia University, NYC)
- Nephrology/Critical Care (Rush)
- Rheumatology (UAMS)
- Rheumatology (Roger Williams/Brown, Providence, Rhode Island)
- Emergency Medicine (University of Oklahoma)