Graduate medical education is the second phase of the continuum of education as students prepare for a career as a physician. The first phase, undergraduate medical education, is completed after 4 years in a college of medicine. Upon graduation and receiving the M.D. degree, most “students” enter graduate medical education of the residency programs. The third phase, continuing medical education, spans the rest of the medical career, reflecting the commitment to life-long learning inherent in the medical profession.
The UAMS College of Medicine sponsors twenty core residency programs and twenty-eight fellowship programs. Each of these programs is housed in a clinical department under the direction of the program director and the departmental chair. The College of Medicine and each residency program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) through the Institutional Review Committee and the Residency Review Committees (RRCs) respectively. The College of Medicine is committed to complying with the Institutional Requirements of the ACGME.
Most internships and residency positions are appointed through the National Resident Matching Program. Residencies are available in Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Nuclear Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Otolaryngology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry, Radiology, Surgery and Urology.
Accredited fellowships are available to qualified applicants with previous residency education in the departments of Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Radiology, and Surgery. Please contact the departments individually for more information about their fellowships.
For credentialing of past residents, please email Christy Brazil.