Faculty and residentsThe University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program is a categorical 4-year training program located in the only Level 1 Trauma Center and academic medical center in Arkansas. Our goal is to provide a well-rounded educational program with a diverse clinical setting to ensure our trainees are prepared to directly enter a general physiatric practice, are well-qualified to pursue specialty fellowship, or can smoothly transition into an academic practice setting.

Residents spend a minimum of 12 months gathering inpatient experience at the largest and most comprehensive adult rehabilitation facility in the state, Baptist Health Rehabilitation Institute (BHRI), and the 14-bed unit at Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH). Outpatient experience, also a minimum of 12 months, is gained at UAMS, BHRI, ACH and Central Arkansas Veterans Health System as well as with private practitioners in the Little Rock area.

In addition to didactic and clinical training, our program supports the emotional and physical health of our residents. Our Department enjoys annual events and monthly activities where we get to know one another. With the creation of the Wellness Committee, we are establishing new avenues to create spaces for connection and comradery between residents and faculty.

UAMS Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program Aims

1. Train well-rounded physiatrists in a variety of clinical settings who will be successful in a physiatric practice, well-qualified to pursue fellowship, or prepared for an academic practice setting.
2. Ensure that our resident physiatrists accomplish all educational goals (medical knowledge milestones, procedures, boards) during training while staying cognizant of their emotional and physical needs.
3. Create environments for residents to learn and practice how to connect with other health professionals and their patients in ways that inspire compassion, professionalism, and humanism.