UAMS Department of OBGYN Residency Program Requirements

We recruit five PGY-1 positions each academic year. Applications are accepted only through Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) and considered complete when all of the following documentation has been provided.

Application requirements (dates are subject to change):

  1. Completed ERAS application
  2. Medical school Dean’s letter
  3. Medical school transcript
  4. United States Medical Licensing Examination (USLME) Steps 1 and 2 scores (Step 2 only if available) *Passing score on first attempt is required.
  5. Three letters of recommendation (Letter from the Chair is not required)
  • The deadline for applications is the last Friday in November; Early application is encouraged; Interviews typically begin in November and continue through December
  • We prefer less than five years from the time from medical school graduation to application
  • We do not offer observerships or externships; Second look visits may be arranged after the initial interview with Program Director approval
  • UAMS does consider International Medical Graduates for our program and sponsors J-1 Visas; If you need a Visa, USMLE Step 3 results must be available by January 31; All fees related to Visas are the responsibility of the applicant
  • Prior United States clinical experience is not required
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certification must be approved by February 1
  • USMLE Steps 1, 2, 2CS, and 3 or National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (COMLEX) Levels 1, 2, and 2PE results must be available by January 31

Faculty and residents desire the opportunity to better know applicants; therefore, formal interviews, which are required for full consideration, are held on Wednesday mornings. Four faculty members and two residents will interview each applicant, and additional residents will be available to answer further questions. A casual lunch with all available faculty and residents will follow formal interviews.

Residency Program Leadership

Amy M. Phillips, M.D., Associate Professor
Residency Program Director

Luann Racher, M.D., Assistant Professor
Assistant Residency Program Director

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
Phone: 501.526.7569