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Ray Montgomery Department of Graduate Medical Education

At Unity Health, we are tremendously proud of our Graduate Medical Education (GME) department, which organizes five resident physician programs approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Based in Searcy, Arkansas, residents work at a variety of Unity Health locations, such as:

  • White County Medical Center
  • Specialty Care campus
  • Newport campus
  • Searcy Medical Center
  • Clarity Health and Wellness

Keep exploring to learn more about our GME programs and the benefits they have to offer you on your journey through residency.

Welcome letter

Thank you for your interest in the Unity Health Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs. Our mission is to improve the health of the people and communities we serve by educating and preparing physicians through curricula that reflect an appropriate balance of patient care, education and research.

With more than 90 Unity Health physician faculty — representing a broad range of specialties — and 84 residents, the GME is the most diverse department in our organization. In addition to the expert Unity Health physicians, residents also rotate with physicians from outside clinics and hospitals such as the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children's Hospital.

To further their education, we also organize lectures on various topics such as:

  • Evidence-based medicine and research
  • Journal Club
  • Morbidity and mortality
  • Procedures labs
  • Simulation labs
  • Specialty-specific medicine

As a relatively new program, we've had three classes graduate. Of our 27 graduates, 26% have gone on to specialty fellowships, and Unity Health has retained 19% as both attending and faculty physicians. We are proud of the strides our programs have made and look forward to the future achievements of our residents, faculty and staff.

Please take a moment to look at our programs. If you cannot find the information you are looking for, please contact us. We would love to speak to you about what Unity Health can offer.

Dewey R. McAfee, D.O., FACOFP
Designated Institutional Official

Physician residency programs

Each of our five residency programs has varying schedules, requirements and application processes. Click below to learn more.

About our community

We love calling Searcy our home. An easy distance from Little Rock and Memphis, it's the perfect place for families and individuals alike to enjoy a wide range of activities. Discover more of what Searcy has to offer.

Resident benefits

The health, wellness and education of our residents are very important to us. That's why we offer a competitive salary and benefits package. We also include an education stipend along with additional specialty-specific resources.

Learn more about our resident physician benefits.

Opportunities for auditioning medical students

We accept fourth-year auditioning medical students to our core programs in two- and four-week blocks from August through February. Learn more about our policies and how to apply.

Graduate Medical Education staff

Dewey R. McAfee, D.O., FACOFP
Designated Institutional Official

Leslie Provence, MBA, C-TAGME
Director of GME Operations

Suporn Sukpraprut-Braaten, MSc, MA, PhD
Director of Research