- Interprofessional team-based inpatient and outpatient training
- Comprehensive didactic teaching schedule
- Transitional Year Residents will participate with the appropriate daily didactic education based on the current rotation
- Inpatient report occurring at conclusion of the noon conference lectures to update all faculty and residents on current status of all inpatients presented by residents rotating on inpatient service
- Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) Journal Club
- Morbidity and Mortality Conference
- Wellness Curriculum
- Grand Rounds
- Biannual Simulation Training, such as: basic instruction and patient interaction; history taking and physical examination; clinical and procedural skills training; code situation simulation; emergency management-difficult airways; and ACLS scenarios.
- Transitional Year-Specific Didactics
- Resident Business Meeting (monthly)
- Journal Club – Introduction to Resident Case-Based Presentations (Monthly)
- Morbidity and Mortality Conference (Monthly)
- Transitional Year Step 3 Review (Monthly)
The BH-UAMS Transitional Year residency program rotation consists of twelve, one-month blocks and is designed to provide a comprehensive experience in general medicine with exposure to a variety of patients, conditions and practice settings. The program director will work with each resident to fulfill the requirements of his or her chosen field. Residents are integrated into rotations and electives with internal medicine and family medicine categorical residents.
Rotation schedules are created to meet ACGME requirements while also meeting requirements of the individual residents’ specialty of choice. ACGME requires a minimum of 24 weeks of fundamental clinical skills (FCS) rotations in primary specialties. BH-UAMS Transitional Year Residents will complete 28 weeks (or seven blocks) to fulfill this requirement.
Fundamental Clinical Skills
- Internal Medicine – Inpatient 2 blocks
- Family Medicine – Inpatient 1 block
- Night Float (FM) 1 block
- Emergency Medicine (IM, FM) 1 block
- Ambulatory Clinic – Internal Medicine 1 block
- Ambulatory Clinic – Family Medicine 1 block
Transitional Year Residents will also choose a Selective block.
- Emergency Medicine
- Inpatient Medicine (IM or FM)
- Night Float
Transitional Year residents are required to have a minimum of eight weeks of elective rotations. Residents will choose from a variety of electives which include, but are not limited to the following:
Transitional Year residents will complete four blocks of Electives. The Program Director will meet with each resident to discuss their educational needs and schedule the elective rotations accordingly. Residents will choose from a variety of electives, which include, but are not limited to the following:
- Emergency Medicine
- General Surgery
- Infectious Diseases
- Obstetrics / Ultrasound
- Palliative Medicine
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Quality Improvement
- Sports Medicine
Our program, faculty and hospital are all committed to providing a quality educational experience that will prepare our graduates for their future specialty residency program.
The residency program aims to provide residents with an extensive experience in the art and science of medicine in order to achieve excellence in the diagnosis, care, and treatment of patients. To achieve this goal, residents agree to abide by certain policies and guidelines. In return, residents get a number of benefits and the training they need to be successful in their careers. The residency program follows all ACGME and the Baptist Health – University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Graduate Medical Education Committee policies.
Residents will be employees of Baptist Health. Stipends for residents are competitive with other state schools in the southern region.
PGY 1: $53,676