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 CK and CS scores (Passing score on first attempt is required)
  5. Three letters of recommendation (Letter from the Chair is not required)
  • Per APGO and CREOG guidelines (https://www.apgo.org/transforming-the-ume-to-gme-transition/), the deadline for applications is October 1. Early application is encouraged. Interviews typically begin in October and continue through December. Interview invitation response must be received within five business days. All applicants will be updated on the status of their application by Thanksgiving.
  • 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
  • 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

Our Program’s interview process consists of a casual dinner with current residents and their families the evening before your interview. The interview day starts with breakfast and a brief presentation about our program. Then each candidate has one-on-one interviews with four faculty members and two residents. A tour of the facilities along with Q&A time with current residents takes place before a casual lunch with available faculty and residents. The day will conclude around 1:00 PM.

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
nncourtney@uams.edu