As a practicing physician, spare time to learn about health care policy or the larger factors that determine patient health is nonexistent. Until now …

AFMC announces a competitive fellowship program for health care providers that’s now open for applications. In this our second round of fellowships, you will have protected time in your busy practice to learn and work on an individual health care practice transformation project.

The Arkansas Good Medicine (AGM) fellowship provides a chance to learn and sharpen your skills through a 12-week, online, interactive learning course that includes case studies, assigned readings and discussions.

Monthly stipend

Fellows will receive a $1,200 monthly stipend to support time away from clinical practice. You may continue to work while participating in this one-year fellowship.

Training will focus on

  • Best practices for trauma-informed care for patients with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)
  • Opioid abuse
  • Mental health care
  • Childhood obesity

After completion of the training course, each fellow will develop and implement a project to address a specific health care issue in your practice and your community.

Fellowship goals

  • Enhance leadership skills
  • Improve understanding of how social factors affect health
  • Disseminate strategies to implement trauma-informed care
  • Teach methods to build team-based care
  • Improve quality

Program expectations

The Arkansas Good Medicine fellowship has the following expectations:

  • One-year time commitment
  • Complete six two-week modules online
  • Complete a transformational project focused on obesity, mental health,  opioid use and/or trauma-informed care
  • Submit transformational project to at least one peer reviewed journal
  • Peer presentation of transformational project at local, state or national conference

The competitive application process is open until Dec. 15. Online application at info.afmc.org/agm. Email ARgoodmedicine@afmc.org for more information.

To be eligible

Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements

  • Practicing two years as a MD, DO or PA
  • Practice in the field of internal medicine, family medicine, general practice or pediatrics
  • Practice in a rural setting or medically underserved area
  • Have a medical license in good standing

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