Why UAMS Orthopaedics Is the Best Program for You

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  • Nationally recognized as the #1 hospital in Arkansas and high performing in both hip and knee replacements by the U.S. News & World Report in their 2019-20 and 2020-21 rankings.
  • 100% first-time pass rate on ABOS Part-1 Board exam over last 10 years
  • Mentorship and guidance from world-class faculty members who are recognized leaders in their fields.
  • Culture of camaraderie: Residents work together and want each other to succeed.
  • All rotations are within Little Rock, offering diverse training at three major affiliated teaching hospitals located within a two-mile radius of one another.
  • Research mentors help guide you during your comprehensive research project: Whether clinical or laboratory-based, completed projects are often of such quality that they are presented at regional and national conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals.
  • The Orthopaedic Alumni Resident Fund, dedicated exclusively for resident education, provides support for textbooks, surgical loupes, educational course tuition, and other items related to the training of our current and future orthopaedic residents.
  • A commitment to diversity in gender, race and educational backgrounds.
  • Residents enjoy spending time with each other — not just at work but outside of work, including retreats, golf tournaments, rafting, get togethers, paddleboard yoga and more.
  • Friendships that last a lifetime.

The training of residents is one of our most important missions— and the UAMS orthopaedic faculty is very proud that leading orthopaedic surgeons throughout the United States and abroad have graduated from our program.  You will be inspired by the best and challenged to do 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.

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 training.