The Department of Family and Preventive Medicine (DFPM) supports superb educational and research divisions.

Residency Program — The Little Rock Family Medicine Residency Program teaches the Family Medicine physicians of tomorrow.  We offer excellent training in a premier academic medical center in the state’s capital city, along with outstanding rotations at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the John McClellan Veterans Administration Hospital.  Our residents enjoy superior training that includes procedures (dermatological, musculoskeletal, and more), and psychosocial development.

Research and Evaluation Division (RED) — RED focuses on family and environmental factors linked with poor health, growth, and psychosocial development of children.  We conduct research to test theoretical models, collaborate with community partners to implement and evaluate programs, train on research-based models, and translate those models into community settings.

Community Health and Education (CHE) — We provide family physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals with the highest caliber of continuing education, specific to Family Medicine. Our goal is to equip our audience with the tools they can use in their practice immediately. A secondary goal is to train the community in how to maintain healthier lifestyles.

Medical Student Education Division — The mission of the Medical Student Education division is to provide high quality Family Medicine educational opportunities, including clerkships for undergraduate students.