Through an interdisciplinary team approach to patient care, the mission of the UAMS Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program is to provide supervised opportunities for fellows to develop clinical and interpersonal skills, knowledge, professional attitudes and practical experience required of a physician competent in the practice of palliative medicine.
The program is fully accredited by the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
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Our one-year, adult fellowship program is an ACGME accredited fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and trains physicians to become skilled palliative care clinicians in preparation for a career in academic palliative medicine or community practice. Graduates will be subspecialty board-eligible in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. The program is designed to achieve five primary educational objectives:
1. Demonstrate competency in pain symptom management of chronically and terminally ill patients.
2. Become an effective communicator with patients and families.
3. Exhibit skill in decision-making and management of advanced disease.
4. Contribute to the advancement of the field as an educator and researcher.
5. Exemplify professionalism, clinical scholarship, and compassion.
-3 months - UAMS Medical Center - inpatient consults
-4 months - Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System inpatient unit and consults
-1 month - Home Hospice
-1 month - Elective
-2 weeks UAMS interventional pain service or 1 month - QA/Research
-2 weeks - Arkansas Children's Hospital PalCare Team
-1 month Home based primary care CAVHS
-Palliative Care Core Curriculum – once/week
-Palliative Care Didactic - once/month
-Case Conference - once/month
-Journal Club - once/month
-Board Review – once/month
-Hem/Onc & Palliative Medicine Ethics Meeting - once/month
-University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Medical Center is a 397 bed academic teach-ing hospital and tertiary referral center and is home to the many institutes and centers of excellence.
-Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS) houses 548 total beds (Little Rock and North Little Rock campuses) that includes both acute care and long-term care for Veterans.
-Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) is the only pediatric hospital in Arkansas and is among the ten larg-est children’s hospitals in the United States.
-Arkansas Hospice, Inc. is the largest non-profit com-munity-based hospice in the state of Arkansas.
Sarah E. Harrington, MD – Program Director
Kimberly Curseen, MD
Robin Devan, MD
Mary Howell, MD
Robert Lehmberg, MD
Reed Thompson, MD
Carrie Brown, MD – Arkansas Children’s Hospital
Neal Wyatt, MD – Medical Director, Arkansas Hospice
Ayman Abdel-Halim, MD
Clark Lander Smith, MD
Whit Robertson, MD (2009-10)
Chap Sampson, MD (2009-10)
Mary Croker, MD (2010-11)
Martha Lauster, MD (2010-11)
Robin Devan, MD (2011-12)
Jason Ramirez, MD (2011-12)
Neena Singh, MD (2011-12)
MD or DO who has successfully completed training in an ACGME accredited residency program. Board-certified or board-eligible in Internal or Family Medicine (preferred, although other specialties will be considered). Minimum one-year commitment.
We will have 3 positions available for July 2014 and will be accepting applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service(ERAS).
Inquiries: Linda Ray, Fellowship Program Coordinator
Phone: 1-501-526-6990 ext 8043 Fax: 1-501-686-6342