Our primary purpose is to provide a comprehensive
educational opportunity for resident physicians. The UAMS, AHEC - Pine Bluff
is committed to the continuous improvement of teaching and evaluating
competency-based medical education as defined within the ACGME core
competencies. These core competencies include:
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Systems Based Practice and Improvement
Practice Based Learning and Improvement
The goal is to ensure that each trainee achieves a level of proficiency in
each of the core competencies to be able to practice, safe, effective,
clinical medicine in a given discipline. The trainee will advance from year
to year in a progressive competency level and will serve as an example and
resource to their peers, junior residents and medical students. After
graduation, the resident will demonstrate a level of competence that is
manifested by satisfactorily passing the board certification exam and
possessing the knowledge and skills to uphold the rigors of care for the
patient, hospital and community at large.
Upon completion of this residency, a Family Practice Resident should:
*Demonstrate clinical excellence, utilizing current biomedical knowledge in
identifying and managing the medical problems presented by his/her patients.
*Provide continuing and comprehensive care to individuals and families.
*Demonstrate the ability to integrate the behavioral, emotional, and social
environment factors of families in promoting health and managing disease.
*Recognize the importance of maintaining and developing knowledge, skills,
and attitudes required for the best in modern medical knowledge in a
rapidly-changing world and pursue a regular and systematic program of
*Recognize the need and demonstrate the ability to utilize consultation with
other medical specialists while maintaining continuity of care.
*Be aware of the findings of relevant research; understand and critically
evaluate this body of research; and apply the results of the research to
*Manage his/her practice in a businesslike, cost-effective manner that will
provide professional satisfaction and time for a rewarding personal life.
*Serve as an advocate for the patient within the health care system. Access
the quality of care that is provided and actively pursue measures to correct
*Recognize community resources as an integral part of the health care
system; participate in improving the health of the community.
*Inform and counsel patients concerning their health problems, recognizing
patient and physician backgrounds, beliefs, and expectations may be
*Develop mutually satisfying physician-patient relationships to promote
comprehensive problem-identification and problem-solving.
*Use current medical knowledge to identify, evaluate and minimize risks for
patient and family while balancing potential benefits, costs, and resources
in determining appropriate interventions.
*Actively participate in professional organizations that promote the
integrity of medicine and competitive access to affordable health care for
*Serve as a role model for FAMILY PRACTICE.