UAMS is home to one of the most comprehensive and widely respected orthopaedic training programs in the country.  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 such, many orthopaedic surgeons throughout the region regard UAMS as a source of continuing education where they can learn the latest techniques for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of bone and joint conditions.

As an orthopaedic resident at UAMS, you have access to tremendous clinical, educational, and research resources throughout your training. Our orthopaedic residents do more, have access to more, experience more, and ultimately achieve more throughout their medical education and training with our core curriculum and learning experiences.

Over the course of five years, our residents train in all orthopaedic sub-specialties 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), a top-ranked children’s hospital for orthopaedics (Arkansas Children’s Hospital), and the 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.

Our educational programs are closely aligned with our top-ranked clinical practice and biomedical research activities, giving residents the opportunity to follow how research is translated to improved patient care.  We work closely with many disciplines across campus and with leading academic institutions to build and maintain collaborations that expand learning opportunities for our residents, faculty, and staff.

Our educational 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, to enter into training in an orthopaedic subspecialty, and/or enter into an academic career in the specialty of orthopaedic surgery.

With dedication to your training and a devotion to the field, you will leave with the knowledge and skill to carry excellence forward on a unique path that helps shape the future of orthopaedic medicine.

R. Dale Blasier
R. Dale Blasier, M.D.
Residency Program Director

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