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).

2018-2019 Meeting Dates
  • August 16 – Summer Update: Wellness, Resident Council, VA Q&A
  • September 20
  • October 18
  • November 15
  • December we do not meet
  • January 17
  • February 21
  • March we do not meet
  • April 18
  • May 16
  • June and July we do not meet

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

2017-2018 Meeting Dates
  • August 17 – Can Preparation for Your ACGME Self-Study Site Visit and Accreditation Site Visit Be Practically Useful Right Now? recording
  • September 21 – Working Through the New ACGME Common Program Requirements:  A Focus on Patient Safety and Well-Being
  • October 19 – Well-being, SBARQ, ACGME Conference Call for Abstracts
  • November 16 – A millennial on Millennials: Truths with a Touch of Humor, Rip It, Snippet
  • January 18 – ACGME Resident Survey, Quality Improvement
  • February 15 – ACGME CLER Review Update, Rip It, Snippet, Social Media for Promotion and Tenure in Academic Medicine (Dr. Jerad Gardner)
  • April 19 – VA Update/Obtaining Positions, Recap of the Common Program Requirements Changes, GME Educations Concepts (Dr. Hank Farrar)
  • May 17 – APE Update, Duty Hour Monitoring,
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.