Information for Residency Applicants

Thank you for your interest in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Psychiatry Residency Program. For the academic year 2016-17, we will accept applications only through ERAS and make selections through the NRMP. Applications to be considered for the next academic year should be in the ERAS system no later than December 31, 2016. We do not have a minimum board score requirement, just that the scores are passing. The Arkansas State Medical Board has established a policy that it will not issue a state medical license to anyone who has more than three attempts on any of the USMLE Steps – 1, 2, or 3. For those educated outside the U.S., we look for approximately a year of experience in U.S. clinical settings such as externships, observerships, research assistants, etc. At least part of this experience should be in Psychiatry. We sponsor H-1 or J-1 visas. There is no cutoff date for year of graduation. We currently have one International Medical Graduate in our program. There are eight available PGY-1 positions in the UAMS Psychiatry Residency Program.

Our profile on FREIDA can be found at:  You must create a free profile.  Please use this program number to search for our program 4000422014.

You may access our residency brochure at:

Information about Little Rock can be found here

Access to benefits, terms & conditions for employment can be found here

For more information, contact Education Administrator Janis L. Cockmon at