Fort Smith Arkansas GME Program

Mercy Hospital Fort Smith
Graduate Medical Education
7301 Rogers Ave. 
Fort Smith, AR 72903

The Mercy Fort Smith Internal Medicine & Family Residency Program(s) is pending accreditation.

Mercy's commitment to medical education is key to supporting our healing ministry. Our residency training programs prepare physicians who can provide compassionate, top-quality patient care. Mercy Hospital Fort Smith serves as a teaching hospital and offers a varied patient population and case mix, state-of-the-art technology and units staffed for subspecialty care. Our program offers:

  • Talented faculty who are committed to providing the training and experience necessary to prepare skilled physicians
  • A comprehensive didactic experience for each specialty
  • Clinical resident responsibilities with progressive autonomy in patient care as skill level and knowledge increases
  • A very competitive stipend and an excellent benefits package

All ACGME recommended and required clinical rotations are provided by the Mercy system.

Medical Residency Programs

Program Information


Insurance and Medical Care

Mercy Hospital Fort Smith offers participation in the Mercy co-worker cost share health, dental and vision care plans in accordance with Mercy Hospital Fort Smith policies for individual and eligible dependents. Eligible to participate in the flexible spending accounts for healthcare and/or dependent care expenses in accordance with the Mercy Hospital Fort Smith policies.

Professional liability insurance is provided by Mercy for residents with respect to their clinical activities while they are in training with Mercy Hospital Fort Smith. 

Life insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment premiums are paid by the hospital, and benefits are paid to the specified beneficiary in accordance with the salary schedule and Mercy Hospital Fort Smith policies. Supplemental life insurance coverage is available, at Resident Physician’s cost. An individual portable long-term disability insurance plan is provided to all residents during residency.

Professional Meetings and Conferences

Residents are encouraged to attend national professional conventions and conferences. Residents receive up to $1,500 in professional education funds through residency. Additional financial assistance may be provided in specific circumstances. This must be discussed in advance with individual department directors. Course registrations for ACLS/PALS/NRP are paid for by Mercy Hospital Fort Smith.

Vacation/Sick Leave

Resident Physicians are eligible for three weeks (Monday-Sunday) or fifteen days of (weekdays) of vacation per year; and three weeks (Monday-Sunday) or fifteen days (weekdays) of sick leave per year. Unused vacation time or sick time may not be carried over to subsequent years.

Retirement Plan

Resident Physicians are eligible to participate in Mercy’s MyRetirement 401(k) Plan through Fidelity. 


Salaries 2020-2021 (Graduate Medical Education):

  • PGY1: $55,133
  • PGY2: $56,787
  • PGY3: $58,491


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