Resident Council

All housestaff members (interns, residents, fellows) in ACGME-accredited programs sponsored by the College of Medicine are members of the Resident Organization.  The oversight body of the Resident Organization is the Resident Council of the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC).  The Chair(s) of the Resident Council may call formal meetings of the Resident Organization as a forum for issues of concern; educational and work environment, support, or other issues.

Resident Council is a platform for residents/fellows at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to communicate and exchange information with each other relevant to their programs and their learning and working environment.  The Council’s focus is self-defined on a yearly basis.  The Council should meet at least quarterly.  The Council has the option to conduct their meetings with or without the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education (GME), faculty members, or other administrators present.  The Council reports issues and needs as well as a summary report of each meeting to the GMEC through its three voting representatives.