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Unity Health Internal Medicine Residency Program

The Unity Health Internal Medicine Residency Program is dedicated to educating and preparing our residents for impressive careers in primary care internal medicine.

We're extremely proud of our ACGME-accredited program's comprehensive curriculum and the strong foundation of teamwork our faculty creates. Explore more about our three-year program and discover how you can join our dedicated team of internal medicine residents.

Program director's welcome letter

Welcome to the Unity Health Internal Medicine Residency Program. I am delighted that you are interested in joining our residency program.

My goal as the Internal Medicine program director is to prepare physicians to independently practice and deliver innovative, high-quality patient-centered internal medicine in a supportive academic environment. Together with my colleagues, we foster an open, family-friendly program that promotes growth for our residents.

Despite our smaller size, we stand out from other programs due to the tremendous number of resources at our disposal. As the largest employer in an eight-county area with multiple clinical sites, Unity Health allows our residents to rotate at a variety of sites in order to enhance their outpatient clinical medical education and increase their exposure to a wide range of specialties. I encourage you to learn more about the amazing resources we offer under the curriculum section of this page.

I am honored to work with a faculty and administration committed to establishing a tradition of clinical excellence. I encourage you to learn more about our program and reach out with any questions!

Stacy C. Zimmerman, M.D., FACP, FAAP
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
Internal Medicine Program Director

Curriculum

Our didactic curriculum includes MKSAP (ACP), Yale Office Curriculum, Medstudy Audio Companion and Rosh Review. We expose our internal medicine residents to a diverse range of pathology through one-on-one subspecialty rotations at a variety of medical sites.

In addition to the block schedule below, internal medicine residents have access to:

  • A dedicated radiologist teaching conferences and an ultrasound course for the program
  • Night float rotations one month per year instead of overnight calls
  • Procedural experience starting in PGY 1. Residents may perform central lines, thoracentesis, paracentesis, chest tubes, arterial lines and lumbar punctures
  • A full simulation lab with procedures and ACLS scenarios
PGY 1
Block Site Rotation Name % Inpatient % Outpatient % Research
1 Site 1 Internal Medicine 90 10 5
2 Site 1 Internal Medicine 90 10 5
3 Site 1 Internal Medicine 90 10 5
4 Site 1 Internal Medicine 90 10 5
5 Site 1 Internal Medicine 90 10 5
6 Site 1 Internal Medicine Nights 95 0 5
7 Site 1 Cardiology 90 10 5
8 Site 1 MICU 90 10 5
9 Site 5 Women's Health 0 95 5
10 Site 1 Emergency Medicine 0 95 5
11 Site 1 Office Internal Medicine 0 95 5
12 Site 1 Nephrology 90 10 5
PGY 2
Block Site Rotation Name % Inpatient % Outpatient % Research
1 Site 1 Internal Medicine 90 10 5
2 Site 1 Internal Medicine 90 10 5
3 Site 1 Internal Medicine Nights 95 0 5
4 Site 1 Cardiology 90 10 5
5 Site 1 MICU 90 10 5
6 Site 1 Neurology 0 100 5
7 Site 1 Infectious Diseases 0 100 5
8 Site 3 Pulmonology 0 100 5
9 Site 4 Endocrinology 0 100 5
10 Site 7 Gastroenterology 0 100 5
11 Site 3 Rheumatology 0 100 5
12 Site 1 Elective / Research TBD TBD 5
PGY 3
Block Site Rotation Name % Inpatient % Outpatient % Research
1 Site 1 Internal Medicine 90 10 5
2 Site 1 Internal Medicine 90 10 5
3 Site 1 Internal Medicine 90 10 5
4 Site 1 Internal Medicine Nights 100 0 5
5 Site 1 Cardiology 90 10 5
6 Site 1 MICU 90 10 5
7 Site 1 Oncology 0 95 5
8 Site 6 Geriatrics 0 95 5
9 Site 1 Elective TBD TBD 5
10 Site 1 Elective TBD TBD 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: Conway Regional Physician Hospital Organization; Site 3: CHI St. Vincent Little Rock Diagnostic Clinic; Site 4: Arkansas Diabetes and Endocrinology Center; Site 5: Crossroads for Women; Site 6: CHI St. Vincent Primary Care-Jacksonville – Braden; Site 7: Arkansas Digestive Disease Clinic.

Additional requirements

Our department has a dedicated director of scholarly activity who actively works with both the faculty and residents on research projects, Journal Club and quality improvement projects.

During your residency at Unity Health, you'll work with the director of research to complete and promote your individual research.

Learn more about our scholarly activity requirements.

Faculty

Stacy Zimmerman, M.D., FACP, FAAP
Program Director
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine

Stephen Wagner, M.D., ACP, FAAP
Associate Program Director
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine

Greg Mock, M.D.
Core Faculty Member
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Clark Fincher, M.D., MACP
Core Faculty Member
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine

Jayton Lim, M.D., FACP
Core Faculty Member
University of Santo Thomas, Manila, Philippines

Seth Coleman, M.D.
Core Faculty Member
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine

Linda Voyles
Internal Medicine Program Coordinator

Current residents

First year

Bilawal Ahmed, M.D.
American University of Antigua College of Medicine

Osman Atiq, M.D.
American University of Integrated Sciences School of Medicine

Clarissa Durand-Rougely, M.D.
University of Medicine and Health Sciences, St. Kitts

Ismail Ganim, M.D.
Caribbean Medical University School of Medicine

Marlene Garcia, M.D.
Ross University School of Medicine

Stephanie Igtiben, M.D.
St. George's University School of Medicine

Abhilash Makkar, M.D.
Avalon University School of Medicine

C. Lillian Njoki, M.D.
St. George's University School of Medicine

Talhah Siraj, M.D.
St. George's University School of Medicine

Ying Zhu, M.D.
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

Second year

Justin Casper, D.O.
Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

Anirudh Chandra, D.O.
Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

Michael Hart, M.D.
St. George's University School of Medicine

Maxwell Holtmann, M.D.
University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine

M. Sammy Knefati, D.O.
Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

Jordan Leach, D.O.
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie

William Roth, D.O.
Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University

Jozef Schmidt, M.D.
Georgetown University School of Medicine

Sasha Sharifi, M.D.
Xavier University School of Medicine, Aruba

Jordan Torres, D.O.
University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Third year

Amanda Abbott, D.O.
University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Joanne Anderson, D.O.
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Pomona Campus

William Engle, D.O.
Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine

Lindsay Hermecz, D.O.
Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine

Joshua Liu, M.D.
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine

Corissa McKenzie, D.O.
Chief Resident
Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine

Cameron Petro-Sakuma, D.O.
William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Jessica Petro-Sakuma, D.O.
William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Michael Philippone, D.O.
Chief Resident
Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, California

Alexander Vaynman, D.O.
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Michael Wong, D.O.
Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine

How to apply

We accept residency applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We proudly participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) and use code number 2104140C0. Our ACGME Program ID is 1400400927.

We accept 10 talented internal medicine residents annually. Here are some of the preferred applicant qualifications we look for:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Preferred applicant USMLE scores of Step 1 – 205 and Step 2 – 210 or greater or COMLEX scores of Level 1 – 405 and Level 2 – 415 or greater
  • Preferred applicants are within two years of medical school graduation
  • 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.