The E.A.S.E. program provides an ongoing forum for Program Director (PD) faculty development and to ensure timely PD-DIO communications on important topics.  The E.A.S.E. acronym stands for the various roles that PDs encounter in their jobs including – Educator, Administrator, Scholar, and Evaluator.  Monthly required PD sessions are held from Aug-May, typically on the third Thursday of every month from 4:30-5:30 in the Flex Learning Center (E2 8101A).

2017-2018 Meeting Dates
  • August 17th – Can Preparation for Your ACGME Self-Study Site Visit and Accreditation Site Visit Be Practically Useful Right Now? recording
  • September 21st – Working Through the New ACGME Common Program Requirements:  A Focus on Patient Safety and Well-Being
  • October 19th
  • November 16th
  • December 14th (2nd Tuesday of the month, due to holidays)
  • January 18th
  • February 15th
  • No MARCH meeting (due to the Match)
  • April 19th
  • May 17th

You can join these sessions remotely through Blackboard Collaborate. For the best experience please join from the Google Chrome browser.

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Previous Meetings:

UAMS PDs can access handouts/resources from prior meetings on the PD SharePoint.

2016-17 Topics:
  • CLER Site Visit Important Findings and Pathways Forward
  • A visit with the UAMS College of Medicine Dean
  • GME Around the State and How it Affects Us at UAMS
  • Looking Back and Looking Forward:  The ACGME Annual Resident Survey
  • Resident Promotion, Reappointment and Legal Tips
  • Evaluating the Match Process – An Enlightening Component of Continuous Program Improvement
  • Evolution of the Annual Program Evaluation (APE) and CQI Action Plan recording
  • UAMS GME Institutional Report Card recording
2015-16 Topics:
  • Writing Better Letters
  • NRMP/ERAS updates
  • Common Program Requirements related to resident /fellow eligibility
  • GMEC policies and procedures for physician impairment
  • Current legal issues,
  • Remediation Planning,
  • Motivating Employees,
  • Writing Meaningful Narrative Resident/Fellow Evaluations,
  • ACGME Educational Conference Pearls, and
  • CLER Site Visit Logistics.