Training the Next Generation
As part of the state’s only academic health sciences university, we are proud to train the next generation of physicians in a vibrant region slated to become a premiere health care destination in the Midwest.
Welcome From Dr. Linda Worley, M.D.
My North Star Mission: Leading the training of an exceptional next generation of physicians.
- Physicians I will trust to care for those I love most.
- Physicians who are kind to the core and are genuinely interested in what matters most to their patients.
- Physicians who possess that rare combination of brilliance and humility and empower others to reach their personal health goals and achieve their dreams and greatest potential.
- Physicians who serve as healthy role models for their patients.
If we share an underlying mission, I hope you will consider joining us if and when the right opportunity arises.
I’m looking for individuals who:
- Take to heart that their talents are both a gift and an obligation to be shared in this world to make it a better place.
- Treat all comers with the deepest reverence and respect.
- Are emotionally intelligent, exquisitely self-aware and empathetic, with strong interpersonal skills to directly and constructively resolve conflict and to be a highly effective leader.
The community and lifestyle in Northwest Arkansas are compelling and are attracting significant growth in this region. For the past four years, Fayetteville has been in the top five listing of US News and World Report’s most livable cities in the United States. You will find that people are kind and considerate here. Traffic is nothing like other cities, and the cost of living is reasonable. Arkansas is known as the Natural State for good reason.
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine is the part of the only comprehensive academic medical university in the state. The full class of 174 incoming medical students matriculate in Little Rock annually and complete their first two years there. A select group of medical students who will complete their third and fourth years with us at UAMS Northwest become members of the Compton Academic House.
Outstanding Match Rates
We take great pride in training the next generation of exceptional physicians and are particularly proud of how consistently our medical students match into very competitive specialty programs. Click here to see the cumulative match of all the medical students who trained in at our UAMS Northwest Campus since
When the academic houses were first being named, medical students training in Northwest Arkansas selected a highly esteemed physician who had practiced here, Dr. Neil Compton, made famous for his role as a conservationist instrumental in preserving the Buffalo River as a national park for all to enjoy.
Dr. Compton’s legacy lives on in the Compton Gardens.
UAMS Northwest College of Medicine Compton Academic House Students and UAMS Northwest College of Medicine Residents complete their training and participate in collaborative projects in diverse systems with a rich variety of specialists.
- Community Clinic Northwest Arkansas
- Arkansas Children’s Northwest Hospital
- Schmieding Developmental Center
- Mercy Hospital of Northwest Arkansas
- Washington Regional Medical Center
- The Veterans System of the Ozarks
- UAMS Northwest Outpatient Clinics
- Northwest Health
- A multitude of other private practice settings where UAMS Adjunct Faculty invest their time and energy in training students and resident
- University of Arkansas Biomedical Engineering Department
We are promoting high morale and the overall health of our entire UAMS Northwest College of Medicine family to best energize our dedication to our mission-driven work. Here are several innovations we have implemented recently:
- Culinary medicine training at Brightwater Culinary Institute – learning what and how to cook dishes with ingredients that both taste exquisite yet are an empowering solution for our patients suffering from chronic illnesses
- Equine facilitated resident wellness retreats, inter-professional education teambuilding workshops
- Smooth Sailing Life Workshops to promote resilience in trying times
- UAMS Northwest wellness programs for trainees
- Giving back to the community through volunteerism
Currently we have the following residency programs:
- Family Medicine Residency – 9 positions/year led by Dr. Michael Macechko, M.D.
- Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship – 1 – 2 positions/year led by Dr. Ramon Ylanan, M.D.
- Internal Medicine Residency – 11 positions/year led by Dr. Thomas Schulz, M.D., and Dr. Larry Wright, M.D., Geriatrician and Medical Director of Butterfield Trail Village Clinic.
We have exciting plans on the horizon and have hopes that if our mission resonates with you that our paths will come to cross at some point in the future.
For now, I wish you the very best in happiness and health.
Linda L.M. Worley, M.D., FACLP, FAPA
Associate Regional Dean
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Northwest Campus College of Medicine
Professor of Psychiatry & Ob/Gyn, UAMS College of Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt Center for Professional Health
1125 N. College Avenue
Fayetteville, AR 7703