What is a Rural Track Program?
Our Family Medicine rural track program is designed to give residents an in-depth experience practicing medicine in a rural setting, and our mission is to train physicians with an interest in meeting the health care needs of underserved rural communities.
A rural track program is a separately accredited residency that collaborates with an existing ‘urban’ residency program. Residents spend greater than 50% of their time on clinical rotations and didactic experiences at rural sites. Like many rural track programs, our program is structured in a 1-2 format, with residents spending their first year in an urban hospital, in various clinical rotations and continuity clinic with residents in our partner urban program. Following the first year of training, our residents spend their second and third years training in a rural hospital and clinic setting.
Our program is paired with the UAMS Little Rock Family Medicine Residency Program based in Little Rock, Arkansas. PGY-1 residents train at UAMS in Little Rock and conduct their continuity clinics at the UAMS Family Medicine Center. They also rotate for two months of pediatric training at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. PGY-2 and PGY-3 residents spend their time in southeast Arkansas at Ashley County Medical Center and conduct continuity clinic at Family Clinic of Ashley County.
COVID Vaccination Statement
UAMS mandates COVID-19 vaccination and requests for accommodation or exemption are available. Additionally, some required residency training experiences are only made available at partner facilities who may also mandate vaccination against COVID-19 as a condition for participating in their clinical environments. Requests for accommodation or exemption from such requirements may be available at partner facilities, but are solely at the discretion of those facilities and not UAMS. All UAMS residents and fellows are required to adhere to policies as outlined by UAMS and our partner sites as part of any ACGME-accredited residency training. Failure to adhere to such policies, including policies regarding vaccinations, may impact a resident’s ability to successfully complete a training program.
Quick Program Information
NRMP Program Code: 1582120C8
ACGME Program Code: 1200400004
Program Name: UAMS Regional Centers Program 
Sponsoring Institution Name: UAMS Regional Centers
Available PGY-1 positions: 3