Welcome to the Graduate Medical Education Handbook
The purpose of Graduate Medical Education (GME) within the
UAMS College of Medicine is to provide an organized educational program with guidance and
supervision of the resident (includes interns, residents, and fellows), facilitating the resident's
professional and personal development while ensuring safe and
appropriate care for patients.
The College of Medicine (COM) sponsors residency and fellowship programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in which physicians in training can develop personal, clinical and professional competence under the guidance and careful supervision of the faculty and staff. The programs ensure safe, appropriate and humane care of patients and the progression of resident physician responsibilities consistent with each resident’s demonstrated clinical experience, knowledge and skill. Resident physicians are part of a comprehensive university and have opportunities to participate in the scholarship of the medical community.
As the sponsoring institution for graduate medical education, the College of Medicine commits that all accredited residency programs remain in substantial compliance with the ACGME institutional requirements, the Common Program and specialty/subspecialty- specific requirements. The College provides an organized administrative system to oversee all residency and fellowship programs through the activities of the Graduate Medical Education Committee, the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and the Director of Housestaff Records. The College and the participating teaching hospitals commit appropriate resources to support the residents, their educational environment, and the graduate medical education programs.
Resident Handbook: information for housestaff members - interns, residents, and fellows - in ACGME-accredited programs sponsored by the UAMS College of Medicine.
Program Director Handbook
(interns, residents, fellows)
Table of Contents
|Pre employment Drug Test||Counseling/psychological support services||Ethics|
|Financial Support||Employee Health/Student Preventive Health Services||Use of Records for Educational Research|
|Vacations||Computer Facilities||Sexual Harassment|
|Professional Leave||Program Closure or Reduction||Anti-Discrimination|
|Insurance||International Medical graduates|
|Accommodations||Requirements to receive benefits, stipend|
Web-based courses: Requirements for Completion and Access Instruction (click here)
Code of Professional Conduct
Policy on Sexual Harassment
Policy on Anti-Discrimination
Patient Bill of Rights
Computer and Library Resources
Links to Helpful Websites
Debt and Money Management
United States Customs and Culture
Women's Faculty Development Caucus
Student Employee Health Services
UAMS Medical Staff Health Committee (Physician Health Committee)
& Legal Issues
Death Documentation, Reporting, Certification, and the Autopsy
Risk Management and Prevention- communication, confidentiality, documentation, informed consent, malpractice insurance