NWA is in need of more healthcare professionals and, as a result, UAMS Northwest and Washington Regional Medical Center are increasing available residency slots for medical students in Arkansas.
- Staying In-State: The Arkansas Legislative Council approved nearly $12.5mm to expand NWA's medical capabilities, specifically through increased physician residencies and fellowships in the region.
- On the clock: These additions are long overdue, as Arkansas ranked 47th in the nation in active physicians per 100k people in 2018. The 92 new residency positions will be available in 2023.
You can learn more about how the NWA medical community is meeting the area's medical needs HERE.