Medical Student Education

In the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UAMS, training medical students is an important part of our academic program.  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.

Our medical student programs 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 educational and research programs including visiting student elective rotations, summer research programs, the UAMS honors designation research program, and ortho interest group.

Virtual Visiting Student Rotation Program Coming Soon

Like other academic medical centers across the United States who are following the recommendations of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), visiting away rotations at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have been suspended for the 2020-2021 academic year due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

In response, the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UAMS is developing a virtual visiting medical student rotation for students who are interested in learning more about our orthopaedic residency training program.

If you would like to to receive communication on our upcoming virtual opportunities to interact with our program, please complete the information in the MS4 Request Form.

Students who are accepted to our virtual visiting medical student rotation can expect to obtain the following experiences:

  • participation in our weekly Tuesday morning academic conference, which includes three hour-long lectures on topics in orthopaedic surgery, orthopaedic basic science, and the practice of orthopaedic medicine
  • participation in weekly sub-specialty didactic lectures, topic reviews, and case-based didactics
  • Interaction and mentorship from faculty members and orthopaedic residents to understand the benefits of our training program and to help navigate the residency application process