Educational Fund

A resident’s USMLE/COMLEX Step 3 and the American Board of Pediatrics Certifying Exam fees will be paid by the Department of Pediatrics. Educational funds are contingent upon a resident staying in good standing with the program and hospitals.

Free Parking 

Parking is provided at ACH and UAMS in reserved resident lots.


Medical, basic life, basic long-term disability and professional liability insurance coverage is provided to all residents. Dental, vision and spouse and dependent coverage is available at an additional charge.

Lounge Space

Designated space furnished with computers, couches, TVs, video game consoles and sleep rooms are available for resident use while at ACH.


Meal cards in the amount of $100 are provided for residents’ use at ACH’s cafeteria. While on rotation at UAMS, meals are furnished on a per call basis. While on rotation at ACH, meals are also provided during all noon conferences.

Membership Dues

Program pays for membership in the American Academy of Pediatrics, which provides residents with Red Book Online.

On-Campus Daycare Facility

Additional information about the Child Enrichment Center is available at


Residents are paid monthly by direct deposit on the last working day of the month. For 2020-21, our interns earn $53,615, PGY-2 residents earn $54,365 and PGY-3 residents earn $56,158.


An iPad with installed medical software is provided.

Tuition Discount

A resident’s spouse and dependent children receive a 40% tuition discount for undergraduate training for institutions that are a part of the University of Arkansas system.


Three weeks of paid vacation are provided annually plus days off during the Christmas or New Year’s holiday.