Applicant Eligibility

Applicants must be either:

  • Graduate of medical schools in the US or Canada accredited by the LCME, or
  • Graduate of osteopathic medicine school in the US accredited by AOA, or
  • Graduate of medical school outside the US or Canada who have a currently valid certificate from the ECFMG.

Doctors posing in a procedure roomMust be either enrolled in, or have graduated from an ACGME accredited residency program in anesthesiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology and psychiatry. Prospective fellows who have graduated from residency must provide a letter from their residency training program director verifying successful completion of training. Applicants currently enrolled in a training program must have verification of successful completion provided prior to starting the fellowship.

Must be legally able to maintain training/ employment in the U.S. for the duration of the fellowship program. Visa status will be reviewed on an individual basis.

Must be eligible for an Arkansas medical license, an Arkansas Controlled Substance license, and a Drug enforcement Agency (DEA) license.

Must pass a criminal background check. Must successfully complete the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Central Arkansas VA credentialing process and be approved for clinical duty. Must pass employee physical exam including urine drug screen.


Application Process

On December 1, 2019, we will begin accepting applications for the fellowship class of 2021-2022. Applications are accepted until May 31, 2020.

Please apply through ERAS and send the following:

  • 1-page Personal Statement, describing your interest in the Pain Medicine Fellowship and your plans after fellowship
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation (1 letter from program director preferred)
  • Medical School Transcript (originals from school)
  • Medical School Performance Evaluation (in English)
  • USMLE I, II, III scores and/or COMPLEX scores
  • Photograph (passport type)
  • If applicable, a copy of ECFMG certificate and a copy of immigration status visa
  • Last two years of In-Training Examination scores (preferred)
  • Last two years of Self-Assessment Examination (SAE) summary for physical medicine and rehabilitation applicants (preferred)

Following the application acceptance, the fellowship selection committee will review each application in detail and interview invitations will be sent. Interviews will occur between July and August. An on-site interview is required before consideration for acceptance. Acceptance into the program is based on academic qualification, interpersonal skills, and ability to practice as a team member in a multidisciplinary setting.

We value diversity of our institution and our division and qualified under represented minorities are encouraged to apply.

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