June 28, 2017 | The 36 members of the physician assistant program’s Class of 2019 were urged to remember the true meaning of the white coat as they donned the jackets for the first time and pledged to care for their patients. Both Chancellor Dan Rahn, M.D., and College of Health Professions Dean Douglas L. Murphy, Ph.D., reminded the students during the May 26 ceremony that their white coats are not a status symbol that separates practitioners from their patients, but rather a reminder of the responsibility that health care professionals bear.
June 19, 2017 | Two clinics — the 12th Street Health & Wellness Center in Little Rock and the North Street Clinic in Fayetteville — exemplify UAMS’ commitment to interprofessional education.
June 14, 2017 | Potential patents for medical inventions as small as a molecule prompted big discussions among UAMS researchers who gathered for a showcase hosted June 6 by the College of Medicine to highlight medical research. “Every poster you see here today has a patent application on file with the Patent and Trademark Office,” [...]
May 22, 2017 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) awarded certificates and degrees May 20 to 942 graduates of its five colleges and graduate school during its commencement ceremony at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock. Degrees were presented to 163 in the College of Medicine; 265 in the College of Nursing; 123 [...]
May 11, 2017 | Pao-Feng Tsai, Ph.D., R.N., and Mark Smeltzer, Ph.D., were honored as Graduate Faculty of the Year on April 27 at the Graduate School Spring Reception, where the achievements of students and faculty mentors were also recognized. “I can’t thank y’all enough for all that you do for graduate studies,” said Robert [...]
May 8, 2017 | Wilson Alobuia could tell just from the smile on Danielle Tchoungang’s face at Match Day that she found good news within the envelope that revealed her residency match. Alobuia started jumping up and down and yelling, excited for his best friend from medical school and forgetting momentarily that he was recording [...]
May 2, 2017 | Cody McLeod, a third-year medical student at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), is the 2016 recipient of the Dr. Horace N. Marvin Award. The Marvin Award is presented annually by the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences to the student who scores the highest [...]
April 24, 2017 | All life stories have a purpose. A journey is taking place. A path is being forged. But for many of the non-traditional students graduating in this year’s UAMS College of Medicine class, the way forward wasn’t always obvious. The path that brought them to medicine was a winding one. “Looking back, [...]
April 14, 2017 | In the classroom, lab and clinic, UAMS students learn to “walk the walk,” and with the annual Student Research Day held April 12, they also learn to “talk the talk.” Robert E. McGehee Jr., Ph.D., dean of the UAMS Graduate School, said such events give students the all-important experience of communicating [...]
April 11, 2017 | For most of her career as a medical student, Meghan Kerin thought she would practice internal medicine. She had a change of heart during her psychiatry rotation. “Dr. Tariq would tell us in medical school to pick the field we feel we can do the most good. I believe for me, [...]