State of Mind

June 23, 2021

Education

State of Mind

NWA Daily

NWA is leading the charge in keeping more physician residencies and fellowships in Arkansas. Washington Regional Medical Center and UAMS Northwest developed a plan, approved on Friday, that will utilize almost $12.5M to expand Arkansas' healthcare capabilities.

  • Surplus and shortage: Currently, Arkansas equips more medical students than it can retain. Each year, close to 200 students that graduate in state end up moving out of state for residencies and other opportunities. The goal - to keep healthcare spending in the state.
  • Quote: We are grateful to Washington Regional and UAMS Northwest for leading the charge on this important initiative...We look forward to ongoing efforts to expand graduate medical education throughout the state.”

Find out more about the plan to expand physician residencies and fellowships HERE.

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