University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences

University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, popularly referred to as UAMS, was established in 1879. It is a public college and is located in Arkansas, United States. The campus of the university is spread across an area of 84 acres. UAMS, being an academic health center, includes the only medical school in Arkansas. The institution is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Health Related Professions
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Pharmacy
  • Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health
  • Graduate School

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has an active student life. The intramural sports teams participate in flag football, basketball, and softball. UAMS is home to a student run newsletter known as the 'Jones Eye Institute Outlook Newsletters'. The journal called 'Vision Magazine 'is also published by the institution.

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University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4301 W Markham
Little Rock , AR 72205
General Phone: (501) 296-1275

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UAMS Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Medicine291medicine, pharmacy, pharmacy administration, public health, public health courses
Medical Support and Technology255nuclear medical tech, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, sonography and ultrasound tech, radiographer, health diagnostic professions, cytotechnologist, clinical lab tech, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine206EMT paramedic, registered nursing, nursing administration, nursing science
Science35biochemistry, anatomy, bacteriology, animal physiology, human genetics, pathology, pharmacology, toxicology, bioinformatics, ...
Medical Administration29health care administration, medical records tech
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy17nutrition sciences, dietitian
Engineering Technician0biomedical tech
Family and Social Work0social service professions

Number of programs and degrees for UAMS in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years192
Associate's degree679
Bachelor's degree31310
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years03
Master's degree13719
First-professional degree2542
Postbaccalaureate certificate205
Doctor's degree2311

UAMS Student Body

In 2007-2008, UAMS had a total enrollment of 2,538 students (1,149 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 37%
Graduate 27%
First Professional 36%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 81%
Black 10%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 4%
American Indian 1%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 0%
20-21 9%
22-24 33%
25-29 30%
30-34 10%
35-39 7%
40-49 8%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

UAMS Room and Board (2007)

UAMS offers campus housing for 177 of its 1,149 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Little Rock, Arkansas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Arkansas Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

UAMS Admissions and Selectivity

Application Requirements:

Years of College Work Before Admittancerecommended

UAMS Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
Room charge $ 675

Financial Aid:
UAMS participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 110900)

UAMS Faculty

UAMS has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year10$136,2934$115,333
Associate professorcalendar year22$100,36622$83,274
Assistant professorcalendar year28$102,52528$86,952
Instructorcalendar year6$52,77414$48,656
All faculty totalcalendar year66$102,39968$79,547

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

UAMS Degree Programs (2007)

Engineering Technician
Biomedical Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions, Oth
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Ophthalmic Technician/Technologist
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Medicine (MD)
Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
Pharmacy Administration/Policy/Regulatory Affairs (MS, PhD)
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
Public Health, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing Science (MS, PhD)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Nutrition Sciences

Animal Physiology
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biological and Physical Sciences
Human/Medical Genetics
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Pathology/Experimental Pathology

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What Sets UAMS Apart:

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Top 8%UAMS Male % of student body
% of degrees in medicine
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Top 8%UAMS % of degrees in medicine
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
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Top 10%UAMS % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 12%UAMS Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 13%UAMS Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% of degrees in medical administration
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Top 19%UAMS % of degrees in medical administration

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