The section members of Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation are actively involved in a multitude of education activities. Section members are regularly invited speakers at conferences, seminars, and symposia around the state and country. The section is responsible for training medical students, residents, graduate students, and fellows, providing ACGME-accredited support for the UAMS College of Medicine residencyLittle girl with a dog. programs in Pediatrics, Medicine-Pediatrics, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. (The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

(ACGME) is responsible for the accreditation of post-MD medical training programs within the United States. Accreditation is accomplished through a peer review process and is based upon established standards and guidelines.)

Developmental Behavioral Pediatric Fellowship Program
There is an ACGME-accredited fellowship position available in Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics. A Developmental Behavioral Pediatric Fellowship Program has been certified to train three pediatricians over a three year period in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics and has been successful in recruiting a second fellow to begin 1 July 2008. A third fellow will be recruited for the following year to begin graduating a fellow each year with a subspecialty in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics.

The Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
The Arkansas LEND program is a unique interdisciplinary training program for future leaders in the field of neurodevelopmental disabilities. LEND is organized through UAMS and is directly supported by the UAMS Department of Pediatrics, the Association of University Centers of Disabilities (AUCD), University Center for Excellence on Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) and the state’s Title V organization. The Arkansas LEND program is part of a national network of similar collaborative programs and funded through the national Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration. LEND is comprised of a wide range of faculty and experts with the sole purpose to improve the health of infants, children and adolescents with disabilities through training and education. LEND programs accomplish this by preparing trainees from diverse professional disciplines to assume leadership roles in their respective fields and by ensuring high levels of interdisciplinary clinical competence.