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The Setting and Location

The Location

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is a nationally and internationally known center for medical care, education and research located in Little Rock, the capital and the largest city of the State of Arkansas. UAMS is Arkansas' only comprehensive academic health center with outreach programs operating in every county and a regional campus in Northwest Arkansas.

The UAMS Medical Center is a 400-bed teaching hospital with extensive outpatient clinics and emergency services. We are proud of the wide range of high quality health care services we provide for people from all parts of the state and nation. A particular strength of this center for pastoral learning is that patients and staff cover the full range of cultural and socioeconomic groups of our society.

The Clinical Setting

As the state's only academic Medical Center UAMS is responsible for training more than 80 percent of the physicians in Arkansas as well as the majority of other medical professionals.

UAMS centers of excellence include the Arkansas Cancer Research Center, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, and Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging.

UAMS Medical Center is a Level 1 Trauma Center and comprises some 400 inpatient beds. The Medical Center treats 375,525-outpatients annually.

The news magazine, U.S. News and World Report, has named the UAMS Medical Center as one of America's Best Hospitals for nine consecutive years. Over 9,000 patients, faculty, students, employees and visitors are on campus on any given day.


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University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4301 W. Markham St. #561, Little Rock, AR 72205
(501) 686-6217