We believe the best education is one in which each person is viewed as a whole person with a unique combination of skills, experiences and needs. Second, we believe that residents should be full participants in the planning, implementation, and assessment of the educational process. We further understand that the resident who feels genuine support from faculty, staff, and fellow residents is better equipped to take charge of his or her future in the medical profession.

Ultimately, pediatric training should strive to prepare residents to be competent general pediatricians while providing sufficient familiarity with subspecialty pediatrics.  The residency training program provides the educational experiences to reach that goal.  UAMS at Arkansas Children’s Hospital offers a balanced exposure to general pediatrics and subspecialty medicine, inpatient and outpatient experiences, acute illness versus preventative medicine and chronic management of diseases.  At the end of your training, you will be well prepared for either a career in a primary care pediatric practice or for further training in a pediatric subspecialty.