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Grand RoundsOpportunities exist for residents to become involved in basic and/or clinical research and to train with one of the dozens of Pediatrics' faculty who are engaged in research through the Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI). Making clinical research a part of the daily practice of pediatrics is a primary goal of the Residency Program. In pursuit of this goal, there are significant opportunities for residents to participate in ongoing clinical epidemiology and outcome assessment research, in addition to the basic research conducted in each of the subspecialties.

There are many opportunities to participate in research ranging from molecular biology to outcome assessments. Monthly research conferences are held to educate residents in basic research skills. Although not a specific requirement, residents may choose to engage in research and are assigned a faculty mentor to help them complete a research project. Department funds are available for resident-led research and each resident who chooses to complete a research project is encouraged to present findings at regional and national meetings.

Each resident makes a decision about active involvement in research as a resident. No matter what the decision, experienced faculty researchers are available at UAMS and ACH to provide residents with individual learning opportunities.