Class of 2024, Third Year Residents
I lived the first 10 years of my life in Little Rock before moving to Searcy, Arkansas where I graduated from high school. I then enrolled at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, where I earned a bachelor's degree in biology. After graduation, I returned to Little Rock where I began working at UAMS in the dermatopathology laboratory. I then had the opportunity to start my own small business providing scribes to the Baptist Hospital Emergency Department. Working as a scribe allowed me to learn firsthand from other physicians and inspired me to attend Ross University. My wife Paige and I were married in 2015 and she has been my rock as we traveled from Miami, Maryland, Chicago, and Los Angeles. While Zoom interviews made this process that much more difficult, we have been so pleased with the outpouring of support from the community of Jonesboro. We are excited to start this new journey in Jonesboro. In my spare time in enjoy fishing, kayaking, playing with my 3 dogs, and all things Razorbacks!
Class of 2025, Second Year Residents
My name is Skyler, and I was born and raised in South Florida. After graduating from Mississippi College in 2010, I had the opportunity to explore many different professions, including construction, teaching and coaching high school, sales, and management. However, my passion has always been medicine. In 2017, I began my training in the southern Caribbean on the island of Grenada. After graduating, I had the chance to conduct a year of research, as well as spend time traveling through Europe. In my free time, I enjoy spending time outdoors, traveling, weightlifting, playing music, and experiencing life to the fullest.
Class of 2026, First Year Residents
I was born in Ghana where I spent most of my formative years. I did most of my schooling there and immigrated to the US in 2012. As someone with a prior degree in economics from KNUST, I made a significant move to pursue a career in Medicine after witnessing how some people suffered because of the burden of disease either on them or their loved ones. I pursued another degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Cincinnati while working full-time. I proceeded to medical school at St. George University and completed it in 2022.
During my first year at medical school, I visited Ghana and got married to the love of my life, Mina. We are blessed with one lovely energetic son, also called Charles. My dear wife and son joined me from Ghana in 2022 and they are my source of joy and comfort.
I'm excited to join the UAMS community to hone my knowledge and skills in patient care. I look forward to using my knowledge in collaboration with my 3 siblings who are all physicians to serve low-income communities
I was born and raised here in Jonesboro, Arkansas where I graduated from Valley View High School. I then attended the University of Arkansas where I graduated with a BSE in biomedical engineering. I chose to pursue a career in medicine rather than engineering and went to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for my MD. I am happy to return home to Jonesboro and serve the community that brought me up. Being near to family and other familiar faces and places is a joy. I’m excited by the opportunity that Family Medicine offers to provide for and work with patients of all ages and walks of life. Outside of medicine, I enjoy reading, puzzles, studying history, watching films and following the Razorbacks.
My name is Cole Milam, and I was born and raised in central Illinois where I graduated from Pekin Community High School. I worked as a radiologic technologist for 7 years before deciding to pursue further education. I received a BS in Healthcare Leadership from the University of Saint Francis in Joliet Illinois, and I earned my medical degree from Saint James School of Medicine in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. I have two children, Lucy who is 9, and Vincent who is 6. Outside of medicine, I enjoy spending time with my children, fishing, hunting, playing hockey, and golfing. I am thrilled to be a part of the UAMS family in Jonesboro and to serve the Northeast Arkansas communities.
I was born and raised in Gilbert, Arizona, a suburb of the Phoenix metropolitan area. I graduated from Gilbert High School and proceeded to go to Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona where I graduated with a BS in Biomedical Science and Chemistry. I continued my education with the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine in Jonesboro, Arkansas. After medical school, I was thrilled to be able to stay in Jonesboro to start my Family medicine residency with UAMS. After moving from such a large metropolitan area to Flagstaff and then Jonesboro, I realized that I really enjoyed the smaller-town life. I also appreciate the seasons here in Arkansas compared to the always-hot Phoenix area! I am excited to continue my training here and look forward to serving the Jonesboro community.
I am from a small town in North Texas called Whitesboro. After graduating high school, I followed my older sister down to Texas State University for college where I graduated with a BS in Biology. Then I made my way up to Fort Smith, Arkansas where I attended Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM) for medical school. I met my best friend and now fiancé, Meghan at ARCOM, and we Couples Matched for residency. She is an Internal Medicine Resident at St. Bernard's here in Jonesboro. We have two dogs, a 13-year-old Shih Tzu named Bub and a 6-year-old Australian Shepherd named Margo! In my free time I love to make signs, shirts, and tumblers with my Cricut machine, cook new recipes, and host game night at my house. I have been interested in Family Medicine since I was about 6 years old, and I am very excited to complete my residency training here at UAMS Northeast in Jonesboro.
My family and I relocated to Jonesboro, AR after our hometown of Bay St. Louis, MS was hit by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. I’m the youngest of four with two older sisters and an older brother. I’ve spent most of my life in Jonesboro, graduating from Jonesboro High School, completing undergrad at Arkansas State University, and then medical school at NYITCOM at Arkansas State. I’m excited to continue my journey with the UAMS Northeast family medicine residency program. My interests include holistic medicine, sports medicine, and osteopathic manipulative medicine. In my spare time, I enjoy playing golf, listening to live music, and spending time with friends and family. It's a blessing being able to serve and grow with the community of Jonesboro.
As a little kid, I remember admiring the doctors who took wonderful care of my grandpa who had complicated heart problems. As a preteen, my mom and I would watch medical dramas and cheer on the ethical heroes in white coats. As a teenager, I loved my science classes which fed my curiosity of how the world works. Throughout college, I loved to compete with my peers with the ambitious goals of my pre-med track. Fast forward to today, Jonesboro is my home for academic and clinical development, where I can progress with high standards of care, and have the foundation for so many opportunities once I succeed in this program. I have so much gratitude to be part of the UAMS Northeast Family Medicine Program and look forward to upholding excellent care for kids, teens parents, and grandparents.
I spent most of my life growing up in Fort Collins, Colorado which is about an hour north of Denver. I then moved to Boulder to attend college at the University of Colorado. After earning my bachelor's in biochemistry, I worked as a lab technician in a forensics laboratory and then went on to pursue my medical degree at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. I am excited to start a new chapter in my life here in Jonesboro learning to practice family medicine. Growing up near the mountains, I love to snowboard, mountain bike, and hike in my free time. I have heard excellent things about the Ozarks and nature here in Arkansas and I can not wait to explore during some vacation time. I look forward to all the opportunities UAMS Northeast has to offer and to serving as a member of this wonderful community.