Dr. Scott Dickson is the Program Director of the UAMS Northeast Family Medicine residency program in Jonesboro. He earned his medical degree from UAMS in 1998, and completed his Family Medicine Residency at the UAMS Northeast Family Medicine Residency program where he now works.
He joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2001, and then served as Associate Program Director for 8 years before assuming the role of Program Director in 2009. He is a graduate of the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors’ National Institute for Program Director Development Fellowship in 2008. In 2018, Dr. Dickson was the recipient of the Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, George K. Mitchell M.D. Endowed Chair in Primary Care. He has been significantly involved with the Arkansas Chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians by serving on the Board in several officer roles. He served as the 71st President of the Arkansas Chapter of the AAFP from 2018-2019. In 2022 he was appointed by former Governor Asa Hutchison to serve on the Arkansas Rural Medical Practice Student Loan and Scholarship Board. He served as Chief of the Department of Family Medicine at St Bernards Medical Center in 2008, and as Chief of Staff for St Bernards from 2020 to 2022 during the COVID pandemic. He was named a Paul Harris Fellow from the Jonesboro University Rotary Club, has received two Red Sash Teaching awards from the College of Medicine, and received the UAMS Regional Programs Excellence in Teaching Award in 2016.
He is a native of Jonesboro and is honored to continue to live and serve in the community where he was raised. He is married to Heather Hambrick-Dickson, PharmD. who is a graduate of the UAMS College of Pharmacy in 2005. They have one daughter name Mary Beth Dickson. He enjoys traveling, skiing, reading, and spending time with his family and friends.
Hello, my name is Dr. Cherish Dunigan and I am a native of Jonesboro, Arkansas. I attended Arkansas State University from 2014 to 2018, where I studied biology and completed pre-requisite courses for pharmacy school. I received my Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy in 2022, then completed a Postgraduate Year One pharmacy residency at St. Bernards Medical Center. Currently, I serve as the clinical pharmacist for the UAMS Northeast Jonesboro campus working under a collaborative practice agreement managing patients with diabetes and those requiring anticoagulation. I also serve as an APPE preceptor for UAMS pharmacy students, as well as a residency preceptor for the ambulatory care elective learning experience at St. Bernards Medical Center.