Thank you for your interest in the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Arkansas’ only Level 1 Trauma Center. Our program provides training in postgraduate years 1-3 (PGY 1-3). Graduates of our program are qualified to take the Board Examination in Emergency Medicine. Our program participates in NRMP Match.
All applications are reviewed and considered. If you are currently in the first year of a 4+ year residency you may apply for an intern position. All aspects of the application are considered when granting interviews, but only completed applications are reviewed. A completed application includes all of the following:
- Common Application Form
- Medical School Transcript
- Dean’s Letter
- 3 Letters of Recommendation (at least one must be a SLOE from an accredited emergency medicine residency)
- Personal Statement
- USMLE Step 1 Score*
Applications for the Emergency Medicine Residency Program are accepted only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We will not accept mailed, faxed, or e-mailed applications. The contact numbers for ERAS are as follows: •For U.S. Grads: Contact your designated Dean’s Office
- For International Medical Graduates: Contact the ECFMG at (215) 386-5900
- For Canadian Graduates: Contact CARMS at (613) 237-0075
We will accept applications only for the ten PGY-1 positions. We begin downloading applications in early September and begin offering interviews later that month. The deadline for completing your application through ERAS is December 13, but interview invitations are extended on a rolling basis, so it benefits you to complete your application as soon as possible. During the interview applicants will:
- Learn first-hand about the details and philosophy of our program
- Meet our faculty and residents and tour our Emergency Department facilities
- Join the Residents’ didactics conference
After the completion of all interviews for a given year, the residency leadership team prepares a rank order list and submits it to the NRMP in accordance with their stated policies. Information about an applicant’s standing will not be released to the applicant.
International Medical Graduates should be able to meet the following requirements:
- Graduation from medical school not more than 2 years ago.
- No failing scores on Part I and Part II of USMLE.
- Some clinical experience in the United States which can be evaluated by faculty preceptors. This experience must include having responsibility for patient care and follow-up. Volunteer activities, observership, and research will not satisfy this requirement. (for this reason UAMS does not allow IMGs to serve on an observership or clerkship)
- A non-expired Visa (J1 or H1-b) obtained prior to residency and valid for the three years of your residency. While UAMS will sponsor your visa, we will pay only the INS processing fee; you will be responsible for all other fees incurred in the obtaining of a visa.
- Ministry of Health Letter – The Ministry of Health Letter must be prepared on the official letterhead of the Ministry of Health, must bear the seal of that government, and be signed by the duly designated official. The letter should state that the candidate’s medical school is fully approved and accredited. It should also state whether a candidate from that school would have a position available to him/her on their return to their country of origin.
These requirements are in place simply to assure that anyone entering this residency program has the background and ability to successfully complete his or her training.
If you are currently a student in an American-based medical school and would like information on rotating through the UAMS Emergency Department, please contact:
Office of Student Affairs