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Unity Health Family Medicine Residency Program

At the Unity Health Family Medicine Residency Program, it is our great pleasure to train the next group of family physicians. Our three-year ACGME-accredited program gives you hands-on family medicine experience across a wide variety of specialties and subspecialties.

Discover more about what you'll learn and with whom you'll be learning on your journey to become an expert family physician.

Program director's welcome letter

Thank you for your interest in the Unity Health Family Medicine Residency Program. We are an ACGME-accredited program that trains physicians to take a holistic approach to high-quality and innovative care for people of all ages. Our program's curriculum immerses residents in all aspects of family medicine and prepares them for practice in today's complex healthcare environment.

From the specialty and subspecialty rotations to our hospital teaching service taught by family medicine physicians, our focus is your learning. During your time at our Family Medicine Continuity Clinic, you learn to focus on measurable quality care and make a positive impact on our underserved and at-risk population.

Regardless of the practice setting (hospitalist, clinic physician or emergency physician), Unity Health Family Medicine graduates report a high level of satisfaction in their residency choice and their preparedness for practice.

The journey to becoming a board-certified family physician is long and difficult. However, the career satisfaction of being a family physician is unmatched. We invite you to take a look at our program and consider letting our supportive and experienced faculty help you take your career to new heights.

Dewey R. McAfee, D.O., FACOFP
Family Medicine Program Director

Curriculum

Your time spent in the Family Medicine Residency Program will give you real-world experience across a variety of medical specialties. In addition to the block schedule listed below, family medicine residents also receive:

  • Interdisciplinary instruction in the MICU, emergency department, surgery, psychiatry and other subspecialties
  • Opportunities to perform procedures, including subclavian lines, chest tubes, central lines, IVs and NG tubes
  • Access to our simulation lab with multiple ACLS scenarios and a SimMan®.
  • One-on-one rotations with subspecialists
  • The opportunity to work with upper-level residents as well as independently
  • Weekly didactics on family medicine and other interdisciplinary topics
PGY 1
Block Site Rotation Name   % Inpatient % Outpatient % Research
1 Site 1 Family Medicine Dermatology
Experience
Longitudinally
85 10 5
2 Site 1 Family Medicine 85 10 5
3 Site 1 Family Medicine Nights 100 0 0
4 Site 1 Cardiology 85 10 5
5 Site 1 Emergency Medicine 0 95 5
6 Site 1 General Surgery 45 50 5
7 Site 1 Gynecology 45 50 5
8 Site 1 Inpatient Psychiatry 85 10 5
9 Sites 1 & 3 Anesthesia / Pain Management 85/0 10/95 5/5
10 Site 1 Practice Management 0 95 5
11 Sites 1 or 10 Orthopedics 45 50 5
12 Sites 4 & 5 Geriatrics 0 95 5
PGY 2
Block Site Rotation Name   % Inpatient % Outpatient % Research
1 Site 1 Family Medicine Dermatology
Experience
Longitudinally
75 20 5
2 Site 1 Family Medicine 75 20 5
3 Site 1 Family Medicine Nights 100 0 0
4 Site 1 Emergency Medicine 0 95 5
5 Site 1 General Surgery 45 50 5
6 Site 1 Obstetrics 45 50 5
7 Site 1 Pediatrics-Outpatient 6 89 5
8 Site 1 Sports Medicine 45 50 5
9 Sites 1 & 6 Urology / Ophthalmology 45/0 50/95 5/5
10 Site 2 Pediatrics - ER 0 95 5
11 Site 1 Elective TBD TBD 5
12 Site 1 Elective TBD TBD 5
PGY 3
Block Site Rotation Name   % Inpatient % Outpatient % Research
1 Site 1 Family Medicine Dermatology
Experience
Longitudinally
65 30 5
2 Site 1 Family Medicine 65 30 5
3 Site 1 Family Medicine Nights 100 0 0
4 Site 1 MICU 85 10 5
5 Site 1 Obstetrics 45 50 5
6 Site 1 Pediatrics-Outpatient 6 89 5
7 Site 1 Public Health 65 30 5
8 Site 2 Pediatrics-Inpatient 75 20 5
9 Sites 7 & 9 Neurology / ENT 0 95/95 5/5
10 Site 8 Endocrinology 0 95 5
11 Site 1 Elective TBD TBD 5
12 Site 1 Elective TBD TBD 5

Site 1: Unity Health - White County Medical Center; Site 2: Arkansas Children's Hospital; Site 3: Mocek Spine Clinic; Site 4: Oakdale Nursing Home; Site 5: Beebe Retirement Center; Site 6: Lowery Medical-Surgical Eye Center; Site 7: Legacy Spine & Neurological Specialties; Site 8: Arkansas Diabetes & Endocrinology Center; Site 9: Arkansas Ear Nose and Throat; Site 10: Bowen Hefley Rhodes Stewart Orthopedics.

Additional requirements

The Ray Montgomery Department of Graduate Medical Education encourages a variety of resident research projects. You'll work closely with your program director and the director of research to properly complete journal publications and conference or committee presentations.

Learn more about our scholarly activity requirements.

Faculty

Dewey R. McAfee, D.O., FACOFP
Program Director
Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Amy Daniel, M.D.
Associate Program Director
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine

Don Mike Carter, M.D.
Core Faculty Member
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine

Richard Phillips, D.O.
Core Faculty Member
Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine

Bo Shurley, M.D.
Core Faculty Member
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine

Dustin Stanley, D.O.
Core Faculty Member
University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Courtney Eaken, BBA
Family Medicine Program Coordinator

Current residents

First year

Angela Mitchell, D.O.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Sibin Nair, M.D.
Saint James School of Medicine Anguilla

Ike Nwanonyiri, M.D.
University of Science, Arts & Technology, (USAT) Faculty of Medicine

Amulya Yadlapalli, M.D.
St. George's University School of Medicine

Second year

Mary Dadura, D.O.
Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine

TJ Garrabrant, D.O.
Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Eugene Rizzo, M.D.
University of Science, Arts & Technology, (USAT) Faculty of Medicine

Melynda Sample, D.O.
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine

Third year

James McMullin, D.O.
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine

Brian Nguyen, D.O.
Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Mitchel Norton, D.O.
University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Nayana Paul, D.O.
Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine

Michael Poulos, D.O.
Chief Resident
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine

How to apply

We only accept applications for the Family Medicine Residency Program through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) and use code number 2104120C0. Our ACGME Program ID is 1200400726.

Only six applicants are accepted each year. Preferred applicants meet the following criteria:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • USMLE scores of Step 1 – 200 and Step 2 – 209 or greater, or COMLEX scores of 400 or greater
  • Dean's letter or Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • ECGMG certification, if applicable, by June 2020

Interested in applying for an audition rotation? Learn more.

Unity Health will consider applicants who are U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents and other individuals with work authorizations that do not require visa sponsorship by Unity Health.

Unity Health does not sponsor any visas or allow observerships.