Internal Medicine Residency Program | White River Health System

We are an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited program taking ten residents per year. The WRHS IM Residency Program is located at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Arkansas just 90 miles north of Little Rock and 120 miles west of Memphis.

For questions or further information about the IM Residency Program contact:

Ashley Keck Johnson
Program Coordinator
Phone: (870) 262 - 2700

Program Mission Statement

Train Internal Medicine residents through a relational approach that equips them to become internists who are ready to practice in any clinical setting or pursue further subspecialty training to advance the science of medicine.

Program Vision

For graduates of our program to provide compassionate treatment and promotion of wellness for the medically undeserved communities of our health system.


Office of Graduate Medical Education

Jody Smotherman, PharmD, White River Health System Chief Strategy Officer
Jody Smotherman, PharmD,
Designated Institutional Officer (DIO)


Mary Wood Cox, WRHS Graduate Medical Education Manager
Mary Wood Cox, Graduate
Medical Education Manager
Gilbert Roy Kamoga, MD, WRHS Internal Medicine Residency Program Director
Roy Kamoga, MD, Internal
Medicine Program Director


Ashley Keck Johnson, Internal Medicine Residency Program Coordinator
Ashley Keck Johnson, Internal
Medicine Coordinator