Orthopaedic Surgery
Medical Student Education

Med EdIn the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UAMS, we take pride in the education and training provided to medical students who are interested in the field.  Students have the opportunity to learn from an experienced team of orthopaedic specialists with exposure to both the broad field of orthopaedics as well as the various orthopaedic subspecialties.

Our educational offerings are designed to provide students with a general understanding of the various types of orthopaedic conditions and procedures, to teach them the principles behind the evaluation and treatment of patients with musculoskeletal conditions, and to give students exposure and experience in the operating room and in various other clinical settings.

Visiting Medical Students 

Students from medical schools throughout the United States participate in our elective away rotations and gain first-hand experience in orthopaedic surgery, as well as mentorship from our faculty and residents. Learn More

Visiting Medical Student Diversity Scholarship Program

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery is committed to achieving excellence through equity and diversity in our field. The department offers up to five scholarships to visiting medical students who are members of underrepresented minitory groups in medicine.

UAMS Medical Students 

Our medical student programs at UAMS offer both clinical and research opportunities along with mentorship from our fellowship-trained orthopaedic experts. In addition to the M3 orthopaedics selective and other courses, medical students can take advantage of our summer research programs, the UAMS honors designation research program, and ortho interest group. Learn More

Meet the Medical Student Clerkship Director


John W. Bracey Jr., M.D.
Student Clerkship Director

John W. Bracey, M.D. is an associate professor and orthopaedic hand and upper extremity surgeon UAMS and Arkansas Children’s Hospital. He earned his medical degree from UAMS where he was awarded the Faculty Key given to the top graduating student. He continued his training at UAMS in the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency program where he earned the Residency Leadership and Teaching Award. Dr. Bracey completed a fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity at OrthoCarolina in Charlotte, N.C., under the direction of Dr. Glen Gaston. He additionally traveled to Florianopolis, Brazil, to study under Dr. Jayme Bertelli, an expert in brachial plexus injuries.