HJAR Mar/Apr 2020

HEALTHCARE JOURNAL OF ARKANSAS I  MAR / APR 2020 29 For weekly eNews updates and to read the journal online, visit HealthcareJournalAR.com Upon completion of medical school, physicians must complete a residency training program to obtain a medical license to practice medicine in the U.S. and become board certified in the phy- sician’s specialty. Medical residencies last three to five years for primary care physicians, while some specialties require additional years. Medical stu- dents who have committed to military service to complete their medical education are matched in December, while the “civilian” match takes place on March 20, 2020. NYITCOM-Arkansas students participating in the Military Match received expert guidance throughout the process from Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Amanda Deel, DO, who spent five years in the U.S. Navy following her comple- tion of medical school. “Our student doctors who were matched last week are not only committing to serve their fellow man, but also their country,” Deel said. “My time in the Navy was one of the greatest and most rewarding experiences of my life, and I’m thrilled for our students who are certain to gain similar invaluable lessons as they begin their graduate medical education and enter active duty in the military.” NYITCOM-Arkansas, which began operating on the Arkansas State University campus in 2016, will hold its first graduation and hooding ceremony on May 21, 2020. Navneet Kaur, MD, Joins Northwest Health Staff Navneet Kaur, MD, board-certified internal medicine physician, recently joined the active medical staff of Northwest Health, practicing at Northwest Internal Medicine - Bentonville. She earned a medical education at Dayan and Medical College in Ludhiana, India. She then completed an internal medicine residency at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, N.Y. Her practice is located at 2900 Medical Center Parkway, Suite 220, in Bentonville. Arkansas Researchers Invited to fastPACE Course April 3-May 1 to Learn Basics of Biomedical Commercialization Arkansas clinicians, researchers, and postdoc- toral students are invited to attend a free course teaching the fundamentals of biomedical com- mercialization April 3 – May 1. The fastPACE course is designed for the busy medical academician with an early-stage project. It blends in-person and online education to help faculty, researchers, and clinicians learn the basics of bringing their scientific discoveries to market and prepare a successful business case for fund- ing and developing partnerships. The deadline for registering is March 15. Appli- cations can be submitted at https://bioventures. uams.edu/fastpace/. The course is offered by BioVentures and the UAMS Translational Research Institute. It was developed by FastForward Medical Innovations at the University of Michigan. Severiano “Brock”Acebo Raegan Austin Corbett Hall Joseph Lipat Andrea Lombardi Holly Sensabaugh