Welcome from the Program Director and Faculty!
The continued growing need for physicians trained in primary care and particularly in Family Medicine has prompted the largest non-profit health care system in Arkansas, Baptist Health, to partner with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), Arkansas’ only medical sciences university, to create a Family Medicine Residency Program. This collaboration allows for the training of high-quality family physicians to fill the need for doctors in the outpatient setting and in hospitals.
The Baptist Health-UAMS Family Medicine residency started in July 2019. We have now received 10-year accreditation. Our mission is to train residents in the full scope of family medicine, develop leaders for health care and our communities, and to encourage the residents to manifest the Hippocratic Oath. We desire to improve health care access for our patients in rural and underserved areas. We hope to maximize the total health of our community and its surrounding areas.
Our faculty have many years of experience in private practice, rural practice, academics, administration, and many varied aspects of Family Medicine and education. The faculty have been chosen with varied backgrounds in Family Medicine and with the commonality of love for our profession and a passion for teaching. We desire to offer this community, and the state of Arkansas, well-trained and well-rounded Family Medicine Physicians who are committed to caring for patients of all needs.
We are pleased you are considering Baptist Health-UAMS Family Medicine for your training. Thank you for your interest in our program! We look forward to receiving your application.