University of Arkansas System, a state-run university in the U. UAMS is an academic health center and medical school. Arkansas Children’s Hospital are affiliates of UAMS and contracts UAMS’s physicians for clinical services.
UAMS doctors are on staff at the two facilities and both serve as clinical locations for UAMS students and resident physicians to receive hands-on experience treating patients. 100 million in annual research funding, grants and contracts and internationally renowned programs in multiple myeloma, aging and other areas. UAMS is the largest public employer in the state with more than 10,000 employees.
As of fall 2015, UAMS had 3,021 students, including 694 medical students, 475 in the College of Pharmacy, 781 in the College of Nursing, 662 in the College of Health Professions, 180 in the College of Public Health and 229 in the Graduate School. There were also 789 resident physicians and 1,429 faculty members. In 1879, eight physicians, led by P. Tom Pinson was the first graduate of the medical school.
In 1935, the medical school was moved to a new building next to the City Hospital in Little Rock. 450,000 structure gave the School of Medicine a boost in clinical instruction of medical students. The hospital’s physicians were members of the school’s teaching faculty.
West Markham Street was formally deeded to the university by the Arkansas State Hospital, a state-owned psychiatric hospital. West Markham campus where it is currently. The education mission of the institution also has grown. In 1951, the School of Pharmacy was established, followed in 1953 by the School of Nursing. In 1970, the School of Health Related Professions was approved by the University of Arkansas System Board of Trustees.
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