Thank you for your interest in the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Arkansas’ only adult 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:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 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*
  • Photograph

Please note that USMLE Step II must be completed and posted on ERAS by February 1 in order for a candidate to be ranked.

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 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
  • Meet with the Residents’ for Dinner a day prior to your formal interview

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)

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.

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