Program Director Welcome

Khaled R. Khasawneh, MDWelcome to the Internal Medicine Residency Program at White River Health System in Batesville, Arkansas.

Our program offers traditional three year Categorical Internal Medicine Residency training. We are fully accredited by the ACGME. The main training site is White River Medical Center (WRMC), the flagship hospital of the White River Health System. WRMC is a 224 bed hospital that serves the surrounding nine medically-underserved counties.

Through our affiliation with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) the residents will gain experience and education at a tertiary care center in their second and third year.

During their training the residents will participate in research projects and are expected to participate in regional and national meetings.

Our goal is to graduate highly qualified internists who are ready to practice in any clinical setting or pursue further subspecialty training.

Batesville is a safe community situated on the banks of the White River.  Home to two colleges, Lyon College and UACCB, Batesville takes pride in being the oldest existing city in Arkansas. Batesville has something for everyone including outdoor activities such as fishing and rock climbing, the arts and festivals, a thriving Main Street, and diversity in commerce.  Small town charm makes Batesville a great place to call home with the big city attractions of Little Rock (90 miles), Jonesboro (70 miles) and Memphis (120 miles) just a short drive away.


Khaled R. Khasawneh, MD                                                                                                                                  
Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency                                                                                                          
White River Health System                                                                                                                                      
Assistant Professor of Medicine                                                                                                                   
University of Arkansas For Medical Sciences