The University Hospital of Arkansas, located on the campus of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), serves as the primary teaching site during your residency. At University Hospital, you receive training in numerous areas including OB, inpatient family medicine, geriatrics, and emergency medicine.
The Family Medical Center (FMC), located on the UAMS campus, serves as one of the clinical training sites for the FM residents. It was the first clinic in Arkansas to be NCQA-certified as a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). The FMC combines excellent clinical facilities with space for conferences and individual study. Computer workstations are present in each patient room to access the electronic medical record. Access to the Internet, Ovid and other clinical decision making software programs are available to residents over our computer network.
Pediatric training throughout residency occurs at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, a nationally recognized facility, just a short distance from UAMS. Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) is the only pediatric medical center in Arkansas and one of the largest in the United States serving children. The campus spans 29 city blocks and houses 370 beds. ACH has a staff of approximately 500 physicians, 80 residents in pediatrics and pediatric specialties and more than 4,400 employees. The private, nonprofit healthcare facility boasts an internationally renowned reputation for medical breakthroughs and intensive treatments, unique surgical procedures and forward-thinking medical research – all dedicated to fulfilling the mission of enhancing, sustaining and restoring children’s health and development. Doctors from Arkansas Children’s Hospital are consistently listed on Best Doctors and Top Doctor lists locally and nationally.
The John McClellan Veterans Administration Hospital (right) is the site for training in internal medicine as well as one site available for elective training.
PGY-1 residents participate in a general surgery rotation at Baptist Health Medical Center (left) in Little Rock.
PGY-2 residents rotate for one month at Arkansas Specialty Orthopedics in Little Rock.