The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences


The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), located in Little Rock, Arkansas, is only the state’s only health sciences university and is part of a statewide network of education institutions of the University of Arkansas System, governed by a 10-member Board of Trustees. Through its synergies of education, clinical care, research and purposeful leadership, UAMS aims to improve the health, health care and well-being of Arkansans and of others in the region, nation and world by educating current and future health professionals and the public; providing high quality, innovative, patient- and family-centered health care; providing specialty expertise not routinely available in community settings; advancing knowledge in areas of human health and disease; and translating and accelerating discoveries into health improvements.

UAMS is home to five colleges—Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions, Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital and outpatient center; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute , Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute, and Institute for Digital Health & Innovation.  It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state.

U.S. News & World Report named UAMS Medical Center the state’s Best Hospital; ranked its ear, nose and throat program among the top UAMS dusk 50 nationwide; and named six areas as high performing — cancer, colon cancer surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement, and lung cancer surgery.

UAMS has 2,727 students, 870 medical residents and five dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, and its clinical affiliates at Arkansas Childrens Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health.

UAMS Orthopaedic Clinics

Providing subspecialty orthopaedic care unlike anywhere else in the state, patients benefit from compassionate, multidisciplinary medical and surgical teams including orthopaedic surgeons, sports medicine specialists, occupational and physical therapists, orthotists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses.  These specialists see patients at the following outpatient clinics locations that are easy to access.