Welcome to the Internal Medicine Residency Program for the College of Medicine at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Over the past 134 years, our Department has developed a strong tradition of excellence in patient care, education of residents and medical students, and innovative research. The residency program has its clinical base both at the UAMS Hospital and the adjacent Central Arkansas Veteran’s Healthcare System. Our trainees, under the daily supervision of outstanding faculty members, provide medical care to a large number of patients from diverse backgrounds. During the residency training period, our trainees participate in the diagnosis and care of inpatients and outpatients who come from our surrounding community, as well as patients who are referred from around the state, country, and world.
The Internal Medicine Residency Program is demanding, challenging, and immensely rewarding. Under the guidance of 120 faculty members in the Department of Internal Medicine, trainees learn to apply the science that is fundamental to medicine, to diagnosis an illness, and to learn the art of understanding and caring for a patient. They will also learn that fellow residents are their best resource for learning, their best friend, and importantly, to never forget the quality of mercy in the care of the person who is ill.
UAMS has excellent, contemporary hospital facilities with extensive electronic infrastructure and resources in the hospitals and clinics. There are 9000 employees who support the clinical, research and educational programs. It is our goal to train internists and internal medicine subspecialists who will be the leading physicians in their community or academic center after they leave our program. We train outstanding doctors for adults of the 21st century.
James D. Marsh, MD, FACP, FACC, FAHA