During the ten year period from 1980-1990, Dr. Shotts held various hospital positions including Secretary of Medical Staff, Vice Chief of Medical Staff and Chief of Medical Staff. He has served on several hospital committees including the Quality Assurance Committee (Chairman) and Executive Committee of the Medical Staff. He has served as Chief of the ER/OP department at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. As a civil surgeon, Dr. Shotts is also certified to perform immigration physicals as well as FAA physicals. As a certified medical examiner, Dr. Shotts is certified to perform DOT physicals.