August 20, 2019

DFPM and COM Awarded $4.66 Million Grant from HRSA


HRSA, the Health Resources and Services Administration agency in the US Department of Health and Human Services, has awarded a $4.66 million grant designed to increase the number of primary care physicians in underserved communities in Arkansas. The director of the project is Christopher T. Westfall MD, FACS (UAMS Executive Vice Chancellor and Dean of…

June 7, 2019

Robust Family Medicine Research, Strong Residency Highlighted at Poster Day

Faculty discussing next to poster presentations

By Amy Widner Great things are happening in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, with a recent research poster day as just the latest sign of the department’s “good health.” The poster session featured 35 posters, including 20 projects by residents. Topics included residency administration and education, ethics, case reports, improvements in…

May 3, 2018

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

Group of portraits of residents

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…

March 16, 2018

New Resident Matches 2018

Congratulations to our new residents coming on board in July 2018! Monica Ferrero, M.D., Columbia Yasthil “Yas” Jaganath, MPH Johns Hopkins, MBBS, Mauritius Onna Lau, B.S., Brazil, M.D., Bulgaria Alexa Martin, B.A., University of Chicago, M.D., England Natalia “Natasha” Obraztsova, M.D., Ukraine Charles Sandor, B.A., Penn State, M.D., Hungary