May 3, 2018

100% of Graduating Residents Passed their Boards in the First Attempt

Group of portraits of residents

Top: David Wilkins, M.D., Aleobe Eruemulor, M.D., and John Allen Cockerell, M.D. Bottom: Deepa Jayakrishnan, M.D., Zac Ottis, M.D., and Omololu Omowanile, M.D. Not pictured: Erica Stokes, M.D.

For the sixth consecutive year, all of the graduating family medicine residents in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine passed their American Board for Family Medicine exams in their first attempt. This 100% rate is unmatched in other Arkansas family medicine programs and is unsurpassed in the nation.

The residents took the exam in April, and preliminary results show that all seven have passed. Official scores won’t be available for another five weeks.

The third-year residents are Aleobe Eruemulor, M.D., David Wilkins, M.D., Deepa Jayakrishnan, M.D., Erica Stokes, M.D., John Allen Cockerell, M.D., Omololu Omowanile, M.D., and Zac Ottis, M.D.

“I am very pleased that all of our residents have passed boards,” said Dr. Cockerell, who plans to join his wife (a pediatrician) at the Sherwood Family Medical Center. “It is a testament to hard work by the residents and to the teaching we receive here in Little Rock. We routinely see high acuity patients and learn from some of the finest physicians around. Overall, dedication and education have again delivered a 100% pass rate.”

The ABFM Family Medicine Certification Examination is a day-long test that measures clinical decision-making ability and the required medical knowledge needed to make decisions in family medicine.