Resident Level PG1 PG2 PG3
Salary $54,042 $55,612 $57,530
CME $1,000 $1,500/1 Wk $1,500/1 Wk
Vacation 3 Wks/Yr 3 Wks/Yr 3 Wks/Yr
Sign-on Bonus (*taxable) $2,000 N/A N/A
Health Insurance Including Prescription Card (family coverage)* UMR UMR UMR
Dental Insurance Resident AR Blue Cross/Blue Shield AR Blue Cross/Blue Shield AR Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Basic Life Insurance Equal to 1 Year Salary up to $50,000
Disability Insurance $1,000/Mt $1,000/Mt $1,000/Mt
Malpractice Insurance $500K/$1.5M $500K/$1.5M $500K/$1.5M
ACLS, PALS, NRP Courses Reg Paid Reg Paid Reg Paid
USMLE 3 Registration Paid x 1 Paid N/A
AAFP Membership Provided Provided Provided
Free Meals For Conferences Provided Provided Provided
Free Food On Call Provided Provided Provided
Lab Coats Provided Provided Provided
Gym Membership Free for Resident, Additional Charge for Family
Daycare on-site at Baptist Health-Fort Smith  Reduced Rates
Parking Provided Provided Provided

Information on this page is a summary and for informational purposes only. Please consult the program’s Resident Policy Manual for complete information.

For more specifics about insurance policies, visit UAMS HR Benefits.


Fort Smith 3rd year residents group photo“Fort Smith is a wonderful place. Since first coming here as a medical student, I have enjoyed the diverse patient population, the welcoming nature of faculty and staff alike, and the excellent education given to me by the attending physicians that I work alongside every day. The community itself is family-friendly, with good schools; safe, affordable neighborhoods; excellent city parks and youth sports; and a rich history. Seasonal arts & cultural events, a regional airport, and proximity to larger cities make it an ideal spot for a resident physician. My family and I appreciate our decision to settle here more with each passing year and look forward to living and working here for decades to come.” Upton Siddons, PGY-3 Co-Chief Resident, UAMS West