100% Pass Rate

 on the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery certification exam over the last five years.

nationally recogized

Nationally Recognized

by the 2019-2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals list as the Number 1 hospital in Arkansas.

World class faculty

World-Class Faculty

who are recognized leaders in their fields dedicated to training the next generation of orthopaedic surgeons.

At UAMS, our orthopaedic residents do more, experience more, and ultimately achieve more throughout their medical education with our extensive core curriculum, specialized clinical training , innovative learning environment, and the mentorship and guidance from world-class faculty members who are committed to their learning success.

The training of residents is one of our most important missions— and we are very proud that leading orthopedic surgeons throughout the United States and abroad have trained here at UAMS.  You will be inspired by the best and challenged to be your best, but most importantly, by choosing to advance education and career through our residency program, you will leave with the knowledge and skill to carry that excellence forward on a unique path that helps shape the future of orthopaedic medicine.

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Asa Shnaekel

“The training I received from UAMS is among the best in the country. All of the faculty are dedicated to the residents and provide the highest level of education. In addition, all the residents are a family. The combination of the great training, culture, and facilities drove me to select UAMS for my residency.”
—Asa Shnaekel, M.D., M.P.H., Class of 2021

 Kasa Cooper

“I chose UAMS because I knew I would experience excellent training in an environment that would push me to be my best. My training thus far has been just as challenging, rewarding, and engaging as I could have hoped. My fellow residents and staff push me daily to be a better physician and surgeon. The staff take their job of educating residents seriously and find pride in seeing us succeed. I've also made great friends in this program that I will keep for the rest of my career and life. " —Kasa Cooper, Class of 2022

 Tim Hereford

“UAMS Orthopedics has grown tremendously in the last few years. There is an unbeatable group of surgeons from every orthopedic subspecialty who are dedicated to patient care, education, and research. UAMS and Arkansas Children's Hospital are the only level 1t trauma centers in the state and region. Between UAMS, ACH, and the VA, there are endless opportunities for learning and operating. " —Tim Hereford, Class of 2023