Founded in 1879, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is the leading academic medical teaching facility in the state of Arkansas. UAMS graduates are skilled specialists in virtually every field of medicine – including nurses, paramedics, surgeons, pharmacists, medical technicians – and leading researchers in the field of public health. The institution's mission is "to improve the health, health care and well-being of Arkansans and of others in the region, nation and the world."
UAMS is a comprehensive university offering degrees and certificates from the associate’s level to the doctoral level through the following colleges:
- College of Medicine
- College of Pharmacy
- College of Nursing
- College of Health Professions
- College of Public Health
- Graduate School