(BATESVILLE, ARK.) — The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) recently announced an advancement of accreditation for White River Health System (WRHS). In October of 2015, WRHS received initial accreditation which allowed the organization to begin developing a residency training program. This September, the ACGME advanced WRHS’s Institutional Sponsorship to continued accreditation. This places the organization on a ten year review cycle of accreditation as an institution that provides residency training.
The WRHS Internal Medicine residency program currently has enrolled twenty residents. More than 2,000 applications have been received for the Resident class of 2022 beginning July 2019.
An internal medicine residency is a three-year period of medical training and education in internal medicine for physicians after graduation from medical school. Upon completion of an accredited residency, a physician is eligible to practice medicine.
“I am proud of our Graduate Medical Education team’s continued hard work and dedication to develop the program and achieve continued accreditation for the system,” said Gary Paxson, Successor CEO of White River Health System. “The Internal Medicine Residency will enhance our physician recruitment efforts and ensure access to medical care for our residents.”
WRHS is a not-for-profit healthcare system serving residents throughout North Central Arkansas. The system includes White River Medical Center (WRMC) in Batesville, Stone County Medical Center (SCMC) in Mountain View, outpatient facilities, primary care facilities, specialty physician office practices, and senior life centers. WRHS is a member of the Premier Alliance, the American Hospital Association, and the Arkansas Hospital Association and licensed by the Arkansas Department of Health.