As the state’s only medical teaching facility, UAMS takes its role in training tomorrow’s physicians and research scientists very seriously. Nearly 80 percent of UAMS’ students remain in Arkansas after graduation, as teachers, as researchers and as medical practitioners. By producing highly trained and motivated medical personnel, the health of Arkansans and future Arkansans is secured with the knowledge that those serving them are among the nation’s top health care professionals. UAMS’ academic programs are responsible for producing skilled specialists in virtually every field of medicine – from nurses to paramedics, from surgeons to pharmacists – and attention is paid to every detail of training in our effort to generate the best and brightest future medical technicians.
Arkansas is faced with a great challenge: training a sufficient number of health care professionals to meet the growing demands. In response to this challenge, UAMS Northwest Campus in Fayetteville was established. This satellite campus opened in 2007 to expand the opportunities to train physicians, pharmacists, nurses and other health care professionals in the state and northwest Arkansas region. Students attending the UAMS Northwest Campus, are:
- Transfer students from UAMS for the third and fourth years of medical school;
- Transfer students from UAMS for the third and fourth years of pharmacy school;
- Students seeking M.NSc. (advanced practice nursing) and Ph.D. degree programs in nursing;
- DPT (doctorate level) physical therapy students seeking advanced therapy training; and,
- Students pursuing associate and bachelor degree programs in radiologic imaging sciences.
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