Welcome from the Program Director

Welcome to UAMS/ACH! In our combined med-peds residency program, we train physicians to be excellent internists and pediatricians, but with that little something extra that combined training provides. Our goal is to produce graduates who are capable of providing high-quality care to adults and children in the clinic or hospital setting. Many of our graduates choose careers in primary care, but others have used their training as a jumping-off point for a subspecialty or hospitalist career.  As a combined program, we strive to maintain a med-peds identity, but we also work to seamlessly integrate clinical activities between our two categorical programs.  We have great facilities at UAMS and at Arkansas Children’s Hospital; both are tertiary care centers for the whole state, and you have access to all subspecialties in both of our primary hospitals.  Our faculty are outstanding educators, clinicians, and scholars.  We think that you’ll find Little Rock to be a great place to live and work – the weather is pleasant, and the people are friendly!

Alice P. Alexander, M.D., FACP, FAAP
Program Director, Med-Peds Residency
Associate Program Director for Ambulatory Education, Internal Medicine Residency; Associate Professor, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Associate Professor, Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

AlexanderAliceP@uams.edu, 501-686-5236



Dr. Hopkins
Robert H. Hopkins, M.D., FACP, FAAP 

Associate Program Director, Med-Peds Residency
Director, Division of General Internal Medicine
Professor, Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

HopkinsRobertH@uams.edu, 501-686-5236





Courtney Edgar-Zarate, M.D.Courtney Edgar-Zarate, M.D. 
Associate Program Director, UAMS Pediatric Residency Program.
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics & Internal Medicine