Application Cycle for the Fellowship Position Starting July 1
We are an American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology approved Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program. We only accept Electronic Residency Application Service-sbumitted (ERAS) applications, and we participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) match. We review all applications received by 4 pm CT on the last weekday before the ERAS application deadline. For example, if the deadline falls on a Saturday or Sunday, our deadline is 4 pm CT the Friday before.
We accept applicants who have satisfactorily completed* an Obstetrics & Gynecology residency accredited by the American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), and have acquired basic knowledge and skills in obstetrics and gynecology. [*Including applicants who anticipate successful completion in time to begin their fellowship training July 1.]
We accept applicants who currently hold an independent immigration visa (green card) / work visa, which is valid for the entire duration of our three-year fellowship training program. We cannot accept applicants who are required to apply for a visa extension AFTER they are accepted into a fellowship training program, or whose visa is dependent upon another person staying in the US. A copy of the valid visa should be submitted via email. We cannot make any exceptions to these requirements.
We accept ERAS-submitted applications. E-mailed applications are not accepted.
We participate in the NRMP match; therefore, applicants must have an active AAMC#.
In the ERAS Common Application Form [CAF], your one-page Personal Statement should describe your interest in pursuing a fellowship in MFM and your long-range goals after fellowship is completed. This may include any specific research or clinical interests and plans to serve as an MFM consultant in private or academic medicine.
Letters of Recommendation
We require a minimum of three letters of recommendation [LoR] from professional colleagues, one of which must be from the Program Director [PD] of your residency program. Your letters should be submitted via ERAS.
If your former PD is no longer with the associated program, the current PD should email us a Completion of Residency Statement. This Statement does not count as a Lettoer of Recommendation (LoR); therefore, post-residency applicants should submit a minimum of three LoRs from professional colleagues, one of which must be from a current professional colleague. All LoRs should be submitted via ERAS.
In the ERAS CAF Professional Experience section, please make sure to include a detailed description of your research experiences, including your resident research project.
In your ERAS CAF, upload a wallet-sized color photograph.
USMLE Step 1 – 3 Score Reports
Applicants should contact the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) to request their scores be released to our program. Once requested, we should receive the transcripts via ERAS within 48 hours [ERAS Post Office must be open in order for our program to receive your reports; visit ERAS Fellowships Timeline for additional information].
Optional information, which cannot be uploaded via ERAS, should be submitted via email.
For questions, please contact:
Nikki N. Courtney
Residency and MFM Fellowship Coordinator
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
4301 West Markham Street, Slot 518
Little Rock, AR 72205