Rigorous and Comprehensive Education
The primary goal of our program is to provide comprehensive clinical training so that our graduating residents are fully equipped to pursue whatever career path they desire after residency. A resident in our program receives a rigorous, first-rate clinical experience which centers upon a diverse population of patients at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Hospital and at the Central Arkansas Veterans Health Care System. As the only academic medical center in the state of Arkansas, our residents care for a wide spectrum of patients with a breadth of pathologies, many of whom are referred from the far corners of the state to receive subspecialty care.
Like the city of Little Rock, our program is of intermediate size. This feature, when combined with a system that stresses teamwork, fosters a true spirit of collegiality resonating among our residents and faculty. In fact, when our current PD, Dr. Keyur Vyas arrived at UAMS in 1996, he found that the most striking aspect of the training program was the camaraderie that existed among the residents. This is still true today.