The curriculum of the Transitional Year Residency is well rounded with exposure to a wide variety of patients, conditions and practice settings. Our residents benefit from the guidance of outstanding clinical faculty, who are practicing physicians at Baptist Health Medical Center North Little Rock.
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 their 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 6 one-month blocks to fulfill this requirement.
Fundamental Clinical Skills Rotations
- Internal Medicine – Inpatient 3 blocks
- Emergency Medicine 2 blocks
- Ambulatory Clinic – 1 block
Transitional Year Residents are required to complete a minimum of eight weeks of elective rotations. The Program Director will meet with each resident and then select the appropriate electives to compliment their advanced specialty. Elective rotations include, but are not limited to:
- Critical Care (ICU)
- General Surgery
- Infectious Disease
- Pediatrics – Ambulatory Clinic
- Pediatrics – IP (upon approval and availability per ACH)
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Radiology (upon approval and availability per UAMS)
- Sports Medicine
- Wound Care
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.
Internal Medicine/ Family Medicine Didactics
- Transitional Year Residents will participate with the appropriate daily didactic education based on the current rotation
- Interprofessional team-based training
- 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 Round
- Professional Development
- Safety and Quality
Transitional Year-Specific Didactics (monthly)
- Resident Business Meeting
- Journal Club
- Case-Based Presentations
- Lesson Learned Presentation
- Designated time is provided by the Director of Educational Research at each TY-Specific Didactic Session
Each Transitional Year Resident is required to complete 1 case presentation, 1 lesson learned and 1 journal club or an additional case presentation in order to complete the program.
Annual Simulation Training, such as: clinical and procedural skills training; code situation simulation; emergency management-difficult airways; and ACLS scenarios.
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.
Stipend and Benefits
Residents will be employees of Baptist Health. Stipends for residents are competitive with other state schools in the southern region.
See our Residency Program Benefits.