The College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has educated and trained the vast majority of Arkansas’ physicians since 1879. As part of the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, the college prepares clinicians and scientists to make their mark around the world. Our faculty physicians provide highly specialized, patient and family-centered care at UAMS Medical Center’s state-of-the-art hospital, clinics and internationally recognized patient care and research institutes, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, UAMS regional centers and clinics throughout the state.

Fast Facts (Oct 2017)

Our Mission

To improve health and increase knowledge through innovative teaching, groundbreaking research, state-of-the-art patient care and outstanding service to Arkansas, the nation and the world.

 

Core Values

Integrity | Respect | Teamwork | Creativity | Excellence | Diversity | Safety

Dean Pope Moseley, M.D.

Dr. Pope L. Moseley, a leader in internal medicine and internationally recognized physician-scientist, has served as Executive Vice Chancellor of UAMS and Dean of the College of Medicine since July 2015.

Dr. Moseley is highly regarded both for his laboratory research focusing on cellular adaptations to exercise and for his expertise in biomedical informatics and disease systems biology. Among many initiatives at UAMS, he is working to develop a top-tier biomedical informatics program.

Dr. Moseley came to UAMS from the University of New Mexico (UNM) School of Medicine, where he was a Distinguished Professor and led the Department of Internal Medicine as its Chair for 14 years.

He received his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and a master’s degree in preventive medicine and environmental health at the University of Iowa. Dr. Moseley completed his residency in internal medicine and occupational medicine and a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Iowa.

Clinical Departments and Divisions

Anesthesiology
Dermatology
Geriatrics
Emergency Medicine
Family & Preventive Medicine
Genetics
Internal Medicine

Cardiovascular Medicine
Endocrinology
Gastroenterology/Hepatology
General Internal Medicine
Hematology
Hospital Medicine
Infectious Diseases
Medical Oncology
Nephrology
Palliative Medicine
Pulmonary & Critical Care
Rheumatology

Medical Humanities
Neurology
Neurosurgery
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ophthalmology
Orthopaedic Surgery Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Pathology
Pediatrics (25 divisions)
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Psychiatry
Radiation Oncology
Radiology
Surgery
Urology

Basic Science Departments

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biomedical Informatics
Biostatistics
Microbiology and Immunology
Neurobiology/Developmental Sciences
Pharmacology and Toxicology
Physiology and Biophysics

Education

690 medical students (freshman enrollment is 174)

Student-centered “Active Learning” curriculum fosters critical thinking

Seven “Academic Houses” provide academic and career advising and support, peer mentoring and a greater sense of community for students

Interprofessional education helps future physicians learn to work in highly effective teams for improved patient care

19 juniors and 12 seniors are completing clinical rotations at Fayetteville-based UAMS-Northwest with faculty including local practicing physicians

57 physician residency and fellowship programs with more than 685 residents/fellows within COM (137 other family medicine residents train with adjunct COM faculty at 7 UAMS regional centers)

1,844 faculty members (1,297 full-time) – 66% hold M.D.s; 19% hold Ph.D.s

Patient Care

At UAMS in FY 2016, faculty physicians oversaw:

27,897 inpatients
434,707 outpatient visits
18,083 surgical cases
60,422 Emergency Department cases
172,807 patients at UAMS Regional Centers

College of Medicine faculty physicians also staff Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Arkansas State Hospital and much of the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System.

Research

Innovative work in many areas, including:

Biomedical informatics
Microbial pathogenesis and immunology
Childhood obesity and other drivers of child health
Osteoporosis and bone disorders
Myeloma and other cancers
Nanomedicine
Cardiovascular disease
ALS and other neurological disorders
Alzheimer’s disease and aging
Substance abuse and addiction
Trauma

The UAMS Translational Research Institute, established in 2011 with a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the National Institutes of Health, accelerates research that improves health and health care.

Institutional member and administrative home of the Arkansas Biosciences Institute.

Statewide Reach

UAMS Continuing Education office is the state’s only nationally accredited provider of CME credits that Arkansas physicians must have to maintain licensure; joint accreditation by the premier national certifying organizations ensures high-quality interprofessional learning activities to enhance collaborative health care practices.

Center for Distance Health’s stroke diagnosis and treatment network (Arkansas SAVES) connects more than 50 rural hospitals with stroke neurologists, while ANGELS telemedicine program provides high-risk pregnancy consultation with the state’s only board- certified maternal-fetal medicine specialists.

Eight Regional Centers on Aging, overseen by the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, provide education, specialized care and other services for older Arkansans and their families.

In what became a national model, 11 Kids First sites throughout Arkansas provide multidisciplinary daytime care for children with special health care needs.

10 Head Start sites in Pulaski County serve 760 children ages 3-5 and four Early Head Start sites serve 128 infants and toddlers.