The UAMS Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program provides a variety of clinical experience across three major hospitals—The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), Arkansas Children’s Hospital, and the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS), along with a two-month rotation in general surgery at CHI St. Vincent, and a one-month rotation in the Emergency Department  at Baptist Health during PGY1.

The following is a typical rotation schedule:

PGY1:

  • 3 months Orthopaedic Pediatrics – Arkansas Children’s Hospital
  • 3 months Orthopaedic Trauma – UAMS
  • 2 months General Surgery – CHI-St Vincent
  • 1 month General Trauma Surgery – UAMS
  • 1 month Rheumatology and Radiology – UAMS
  • 1 month Emergency Department – Baptist Health
  • 1 month Plastic Surgery  – UAMS

PGY2:

  • 3 months Spine Surgery– UAMS
  • 3 months General Orthopaedics – CAVHS -Night Float/UAMS
  • 3 months Foot and Ankle Surgery – UAMS
  • 3 months Adult Reconstruction – UAMS

PGY3: 

  • 3 months Orthopaedic Oncology – UAMS
  • 3 months Hand and Shoulder Surgery – UAMS
  • 3 months Sports Medicine – UAMS/Arkansas Children’s Hospital
  • 3 months Orthopaedic Trauma – UAMS

PGY4:

  • 3 months Orthopaedic Pediatrics – Arkansas Children’s Hospital
  • 3 months General Orthopaedics – CAVHS
  • 3 months Hand and Shoulder Surgery – UAMS
  • 3 months Sports Medicine – UAMS/Arkansas Children’s Hospital

PGY5: 

  • 3 months Orthopaedic Pediatrics – Arkansas Children’s Hospital
  • 3 months Orthopaedic Trauma – UAMS
  • 3 months Adult Reconstruction – UAMS
  • 3 months General Orthopaedics – CAVHS