Overview of Graduate
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
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,
Orthopedics, 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,
Orthopedic Surgery, Pathology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Radiology and
about specific residency programs can be found on the UAMS
College of Medicine web site.
Office of Graduate
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4301 W. Markham St., #837
Little Rock, AR 72205
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