Applying to our Residency
Q: Is there any hard cut off minimum for USMLE scores?
A: Because of the large number of applications we receive, our initial filter is on USMLE scores of 220 and COMLEX of 550. However, we look at the applicant’s entire body of work.
Q: Does your program recruit out of state and out of region students?
A: Yes, we recruit both nationally and internationally.
Q: Do you accept IMG’s?
A: Yes, see above.
Q: Do you sponsor H1 or J1 visas?
A: We accept J1 visas
Life in Little Rock
Q: What is your commute like?
A: Many of our residents live in the Hillcrest or Heights areas near UAMS. Other neighborhoods in Little Rock are no further than a 15-20 minute drive.
Q: Do you offer moonlighting?
A: UAMS does not allow residents to moonlight. Little Rock has such a low cost of living that a resident can live comfortably on a resident’s salary.
Q: What is the cost of living like?
A: Living in Arkansas is affordable! According to the C2ER’s Cost of Living Index, we are approximately 14% lower than the rest of the nation.