UAMS Medical Student Education

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

Orthopaedic Surgery Selective Course

This orthopaedic experience will offer both inpatient and outpatient management of orthopaedic problems on the team selected. Students will be expected to attend all resident and didactic teaching conferences and assist in the management of all inpatients. Students will benefit from the interactions with faculty and the residents and become acquainted with the facets and techniques of orthopaedic surgery.

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.