Located in Little Rock, Arkansas, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is one of the region’s major academic health centers, with outreach programs operating in every county and a regional campus in Northwest Arkansas.
In addition to our hospital and clinics, UAMS includes five colleges and a graduate school, eight Regional Centers, and seven institutes of excellence. In 2009, UAMS Medical Center completed a 540,000 square-foot expansion, which gives our teaching hospital a total of 434 beds — including 330 adult beds, 30 adult psychiatric beds, 10 pediatric psychiatric beds and 64 bassinets. We have a Level 1 Trauma Center, clinical lab and radiology department along with room to expand other services. Adjacent to the hospital is our Psychiatric Research Institute.
What is a teaching hospital?
Teaching hospitals are providers of primary care and routine patient services, as well centers for experimental, innovative and technically sophisticated services. Many of the advances started in the research laboratories of medical schools are incorporated into patient care through clinical research programs at teaching hospitals. Additionally, teaching hospitals are special places that help the underserved and provide comprehensive and unique services for the general population.
The U.S. health care system relies on teaching hospitals — and their clinics, emergency rooms, free-standing ambulatory care centers, chronic care facilities, hospices, and individual and group practices — for the clinical education of medical students and residents. Teaching hospitals are essential “classrooms” for physicians, nurses, and other health professionals and providers.
Cutting-edge technology and comprehensive care in an environment of comfort and concern.
UAMS Medical Center includes:
- the hospital and the clinics in the Outpatient Center
- the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute
- the Reynolds Institute on Aging
- the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute
- the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy
- the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute
- the Psychiatric Research Institute
- the Translational Research Institute
Services are also provided through clinics located off-campus but nearby.
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