University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences


Little Rock, AR

Date Posted

August 24, 2022

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Department of Pediatrics is seeking an innovative, dynamic education-centered physician to lead the pediatric residency program on the Arkansas Children’s Hospital campus. The UAMS Pediatric Residency program is the 20th largest pediatric residency program in the US and consists of 3 chief residents, 75 pediatric residents and 19 med/peds residents.

The UAMS pediatric residency program is dedicated to training strong pediatricians ready for either independent practice or to progress to additional subspecialty fellowship training after completion of the residency. Our trainees receive a robust clinical curriculum via daily morning report, noon conferences and monthly academic half-days. In the coming year, we look forward to expanding our strong education in advocacy, wellness and resiliency as well as diversity, equity and inclusion.

The next Program Director will have the departmental resources to oversee development of a strategic plan for the residency program and expand the comprehensive didactic and clinical curriculum. The Program Director role has 75% FTE allocated for administrative efforts and is supported by multiple Associate Program Directors.


  • Board certification in Pediatrics and subspecialty, as appropriate.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience within an educational program.
  • Documented success in leadership in medical education and interpersonal relationship building.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in education program development, professional education, and medical education in an academic environment.
  • Ability to be strategic in creating, executing, and monitoring established goals for physician educators.

The UAMS Department of Pediatrics is the largest department in the UAMS College of Medicine and includes over 300 primary faculty in 25 sections and over 1,100 employees. Our 99 total residents are complemented by our 61 fellows.  Our Office of Education also oversees 10 current pediatric fellowships, including one of only nine pediatric clinical informatics fellowships, and we are increasing to 20 pediatric fellowships over the next three years.  For more information on our department and programs, please visit our website at

Arkansas Children’s Hospital is a unique pediatric healthcare system and the largest department in the UAMS. We are the only pediatric hospital in the state, the largest in the region and the 21st largest in the nation, all of which commands great resources and offer stellar opportunities. Located in Little Rock, the dedicated pediatric medical campus spans 36 city blocks and is anchored by a 336-bed freestanding children’s hospital.

Little Rock, Arkansas has a metropolitan area population of approximately 500,000 and is centrally located and has beautiful scenery, museums and cultural events, parks, gourmet dining, and nightlife. Little Rock also offers affordable housing in great neighborhoods and low cost of living.  The city is large enough to be culturally diverse and small enough to encourage a feeling of community.  The state of Arkansas, as a whole, is a true natural wonder and offers no shortage of outdoor recreation destinations — 52 state parks, lakes, rivers, world-class mountain biking trails, and so much more.


 UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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