Welcome from the Program Director
Thank you for your interest in our UAMS / Washington Regional Internal Medicine Residency Program. The mission of this program is to develop highly skilled and compassionate physicians who excel in the practice of internal medicine. Our goal is to create an academic-quality internal medicine program in a community setting.
This program trains residents in clinical reasoning, critical thinking, teaching, research and healthcare delivery to diverse and underserved populations in northwest Arkansas and the surrounding regions. Our trainees receive a well-rounded clinical experience and acquire a skill set that allows them to pursue both general medicine and subspecialty medicine after graduation.
The success of our program is essential to meeting the healthcare needs of Arkansans and aligns with our regional and institutional missions to educate future healthcare professionals and provide patient-centered primary and specialized care at an academic level not otherwise available in this region. Improving access to care for rural Arkansans and graduate medical education growth are primary goals of the UAMS Institutional Mission.
At our program, residents engage with a faculty group passionate to train the next generation of physicians. Washington Regional boasts world-class training facilities with a community-minded focus.
No doubt, there are many options for residency training in Arkansas and around the area. At UAMS and Washington Regional, we hope to create the most optimal and productive learning environment for these immensely important three years in your career. If you have any questions after browsing through our site, please feel free to reach out to us anytime!
Sheena CarlLee, M.D., FACP
Program Director, UAMS / Washington Regional Internal Medicine Residency
Assistant Professor, UAMS College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
Welcome from the Chief Medical Officer
This is an exciting time in your career as you transition to graduate medical education in internal medicine. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Washington Regional Medical Center share in your excitement and look forward to providing a training and educational experience that will springboard you in your career in medicine. Simply put – we are passionate about our role in your journey.
Coupled with our commitment to providing hands-on training, Washington Regional Medical Center offers a diverse patient population, modern facilities and the expert medical staff needed to enrich your training experience and prepare you for the future – all in a vibrant and thriving community that consistently ranks as one of the nation’s top five places in the country to live. Our vision is to be the best place to receive care and the best place for our people to provide care, and our state-of-the-art graduate medical education facilities provide a supportive, efficient and pleasant workspace for your years in training.
Washington Regional Medical Center is a 425-bed community hospital that provides all care in specialty and subspecialty care in internal medicine. We are the region’s only Level 2 trauma center, the only hospital outside Little Rock to be designated as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, one of only two hospitals in the state to earn Spine Surgery certification from The Joint Commission, and the first hospital in the state to be certified as an Antibiotic Stewardship Center of Excellence. Additionally, we are home to the region’s only dedicated neurosurgical intensive care unit and two additional critical care units for a total of 60 beds allocated for critical care. These critical care services are led by a team of pulmonary critical care specialists and are supported by all areas of subspecialty care in internal medicine and surgery. For these reasons and more, Washington Regional Medical Center was named the #1 hospital in Arkansas by U.S. News & World Report for 2021-22.
I hope you will take the next step in your journey with Washington Regional Medical Center and grow a successful career while helping us achieve our mission of improving the health of people in the communities we serve.
David Ratcliff, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Washington Regional Medical Center