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 collaboration on the main campus in Little Rock. Residents at our program have the opportunity to participate in research projects and develop mentors in IM subspecialty divisions at the UAMS LR main campus.
- Clinician Educator Track. All residents will participate in a “Residents as Teachers” curriculum to build effective skills in medical education. All residents give an annual noon conference talk on a topic of their choosing, with a faculty mentor advising. Resident’s talks are evaluated for presentation skills, content delivery, and communication. Residents who want to pursue fellowship and/or careers in academic medicine are encouraged to apply for the senior Teaching Resident elective, where they will have more opportunity to practice teaching skills and implement what they have learned in the curriculum.
- Dedicated Research Curriculum and support for scholarly activities. Dr. Hanna Jensen, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor of clinical research in the UAMS Departments of Surgery and Radiology, provides support for UAMS students, residents, and faculty in all aspects of clinical research at our institution. Click here to read more.