In 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 visiting medical student programs include both in-person rotations and virtual rotations, as well as mentorship from our faculty and residents. Students at UAMS can  take advantage of orthopaedic selective courses, summer research programs, the UAMS honors designation research program, and the ortho interest group.

Visiting Medical Student Away Rotations

Students from medical schools throughout the United States participate in our elective away rotations and gain first-hand experience in orthopaedic medicine. Learn More

Visiting Medical Student Virtual Rotations

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery at UAMS has developed a four-week virtual elective rotation to allow students  interested in pursuing orthopaedics to get a first-hand account of our program. Learn More

UAMS Ortho Interest Group

The UAMS Orthopaedic Surgery Interest Group provides UAMS medical students an opportunity to learn more about the diverse field of orthopaedics and to explore their interests in the specialties. 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.