About Our Residency Program

The Department of Internal Medicine at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro, AR is dedicated to training residents for careers in general internal medicine or further training in a subspecialty area.

The education structure of the program is centered on patient-based learning, a core schedule emphasizing pathology of disease as well as diagnostic processes and clinical management skills.

Our training program is designed to assume competency in the key domain and defined by the Accreditation council for Graduate Medical Education: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-based learning and improvement, Interpersonal and Communication skills, Professionalism, and System-based practice. We are a program which employs, educate and serves our community.

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Community Based Residency – How are we different?

Much has been said but little has been studied when it comes to Community versus Institutional Based residencies. The small amount of research on this topic has proven residents perform the same on boards with either training. At an institutional based residency, residents tend to get more subspecialty exposure while at a community based program there tends to be more hands on primary care.


Residents are required to complete at least two scholarly activities during their residency periods: one individual and one as a group. To support this effort, each resident will be assigned a faculty mentor experienced in the completion of published works. These mentors will provide guidance and structure as each resident will progress through a modified PDSA cycle. Projects will be presented at the ACP meeting, and within the Baptist system.


Benefits include health insurance, vision insurance, dental insurance, annual paid-time off and sick leave, fully funded meals, Wellness Center membership and professional leave for pre-approved meetings. NEA Baptist provides a moving allowance as an additional benefit.

NEA Baptist residents enjoy the small, selective nature of the Internal Medicine program where they can establish lifelong professional relationships with faculty and other residents.

2020-2021 Resident Benefits

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