Baptist Health-University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Medical Education Program Celebrates First Graduating Class of Residents

Baptist Health – University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Medical Education Program celebrated its first class of residents to graduate on Friday, June 17. 


Troy Wells, President and CEO of Baptist Health, and Cam Patterson, M.D., chancellor of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, both spoke at the celebration, along with graduates of the program. 

Baptist Health and the UAMS College of Medicine partnered to create four residency programs while being mindful of the national shortage of primary care physicians as well as the expanding healthcare needs in Arkansas. The residency programs include Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Transitional year and Psychiatry, and with full complement, the programs collectively will graduate 40 physicians each year. 


Members of the first-ever graduating class by residency program: 


Family Medicine 

    Dr. Jasveen Batra     Dr. Linda Ekwealor     Dr. Trint Gunnels     Dr. Alexander Heese     Dr. James Blake Holloway     Dr. Nastasya Jabaly     Dr. Erica Jarcaig     Dr. Ali Mitchell     Dr. Melissa Pruitt     Dr. Achmed Turay     Dr. Anastasiia Sokhan     Dr. Abigail Wilhite

Internal Medicine 

    Dr. Sadiq Al Husseini     Dr. Ramya Bachu     Dr. Seth Justice     Dr. Jahanzeb Khan     Dr. Shannan Mahal     Dr. Heba Mousa     Dr. Tanvi Patel     Dr. Shreya Ravula     Dr. Aaron Roberts     Dr. George Sebastian     Dr. Anum Syed     Dr. William Wilcox

Residency programs vary in length between one to four years, providing quality training. Accredited by the Accrediting Council of graduate medical Education, residents are part of patient care teams made up of experienced faculty, nursing staff and ancillary providers. 


Chosen as the primary site for the Baptist Health-UAMS Medical Education Program, Baptist Health` Medical Center – North Little Rock serves a population in excess of 250,000 people. 


For more information about the Baptist Health- UAMS Medical Education Program, visit its website

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