Program Description

Northwest Arkansas Community Internal Medicine Residency Training Sites



Program Information

The UAMS Northwest Arkansas Community Internal Medicine Residency Program is located in Fayetteville, Arkansas and is established in 2015 as a new, community-based fully accredited program within the Department of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. This residency program will train internal medicine resident physicians at community sites and, following three years of training, will graduate an Internal Medicine physician with the skills necessary to excel in patient care and knowledge to work within the community setting.

Our program will begin with eight residents each year and grow to a full complement of 24 residents at full maturity. We are considered a categorical three-year IM Residency Training Program leading graduates to certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine.  Therefore, three years from the start of the residency, northwest Arkansas will begin to see a steady stream of new internal medicine physicians available to care for a growing and aging population.

Three partnering institutions designed the educational curriculum and support core faculty to focus on the health care and education needs of the region.  Partners are:



Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas (Rogers, AR)
Mercy Site Director – Steve Goss, M.D., President, Mercy Clinics Northwest Arkansas

  • Supports 5 internal medicine residents each year
  • By 2019, Mercy will consistently support 15 residents



Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks (Fayetteville, AR)
VA Site Director – Mark Worley, M.D., Chief of Staff, Veterans Health System of the Ozarks, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Supports 3 internal medicine residents each year
  • By 2019, VA will consistently support 9 residents



UAMS College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine (Little Rock and Fayetteville)
UAMS Program Director – Thomas K. Schulz, M.D., Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program, UAMS Northwest Campus

  • Serves as program administrator and oversees accreditation and curriculum implementation
  • By 2019, UAMS will consistently support administrative needs of all 24 residents and corresponding needs of faculty and staff