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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. Our residents are doctors for a wide spectrum of patients, including those who are referred for subspecialty care, those who live locally and come to us with common diseases, and those who have served our country in the armed forces.

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 the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 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.