Welcome to the UAMS Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program

For over sixty years, UAMS has trained the minds, hearts, and hands of some of the finest orthopaedic surgeons in the United States and beyond. By choosing to advance your education and career through our residency program, you will leave with the knowledge and skill to carry that tradition of excellence forward on a path that helps shape the future of orthopaedic medicine.

The Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is a fully-accredited, five-year program in which residents work alongside leading experts who strive to create a learning experience that embraces diversity, fosters innovation, infuses camaraderie, promotes critical thinking, and sustains our tradition of excellence.

Our philosophy is focused on nurturing orthopaedic talent, educating leaders and creating a training environment that exposes residents to the building blocks that becomes the first step of a career characterized by expertise, excellence, and opportunity both nationally at the highest academic levels and locally in the many outstanding community practices throughout the country. We are dedicated to our residents, our patients, and the orthopaedic community and hope you will consider UAMS for your orthopaedic surgery training.

Program Overview

The five-year program, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, offers the opportunity to learn from top orthopaedic surgeons and benefit from a diverse learning experience with extensive clinical training in an environment that is both broad in scope and deep in volume and experience. As an orthopaedic resident at UAMS, you have access to tremendous clinical, educational, and research resources throughout your training.

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Corey Montgomery, M.D.
Associate Professor
Residency Program Director

Resident education is supported by specialized clinical training and a strong didactic program that includes a comprehensive core curriculum, monthly grand rounds, a monthly journal club, evidence-based conferences, and weekly subspecialty conferences.  Core curriculum lectures are provided by the orthopaedic faculty or other faculty members within the medical school and combine both the pathophysiology and basic science of musculoskeletal disease and its clinical application.

Over the course of five years, our residents train in all orthopaedic subspecialties with exposure to world-class clinical care at several facilities, including Arkansas’ only academic health center and state-of-the-art level 1 trauma center (UAMS), one of the largest pediatric hospitals in the United States (Arkansas Children’s Hospital), and the John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital (Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System) located in Little Rock.  These diverse environments will introduce you to the principles of sound orthopaedic science and provide you with a broad range clinical experiences—in the operating room, emergency department, and many different outpatient settings. Learn more about the top-ranked hospitals in which we practice.

Applying to our Program 

The UAMS Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program participates in the National Residency Match Program. Learn More

Virtual Interview Dates

January 6, 2022
7:30am – 2:30pm
January 11, 2022
7:30am – 2:30pm
January 19, 2021
7:30am – 2:30pm

Why uams

Why Train at UAMS? 

UAMS is home to one of the most comprehensive and widely respected orthopaedic training programs in the country. Learn More

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Hospitals 

Residents gain clinical experience in diverse settings at three major affiliated teaching hospitals. Learn More

Residents

Our Residents

Meet the orthopaedic surgery residents at UAMS. Meet our residents

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Our Faculty

Our Faculty are dedicated to providing the very best education to tomorrow's orthopaedic surgeons. Meet the faculty

Life in Little Rock 

Little Rock trolleyOffering something for everyone, residents in our program have the opportunity to take advantage of a diverse and vibrant community in Little Rock, Arkansas. Learn more

Our Mission 

Our residency training program’s mission is to provide qualified resident physicians with a high-quality graduate training program that will enable them to practice the specialty of orthopaedic surgery, enter into training in an orthopaedic subspecialty, and/or enter into an academic career in the specialty of orthopaedic surgery.  Our educational programs are closely aligned both with our top-ranked clinical practice, in which we provide exemplary orthopaedic care, treating all patients with uncompromising dedication and skill, as well as our biomedical research activities, giving residents the opportunity to pursue new knowledge and follow how research is translated to improve patient care. We work closely with many disciplines across campus and with leading academic institutions to build and maintain clinical and research collaborations that expand these learning opportunities for our residents, faculty, and staff. By extending our talents outside the walls of our hospitals and clinics, we promote the health and well-being of communities— locally, nationally, and internationally.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion 

white coatsThe UAMS Department of Orthopedic Surgery is committed to fostering diversity in orthopaedics, including understanding and responding to the diversity of the patient population, enhancing the delivery of culturally competent care, and supporting efforts to diversify the profession and orthopedic workforce. Our department’s educational program is dedicated to training and inspiring qualified women and underrepresented minority groups in medicine who are interested in purusing careers in the field orthopedic surgery.