About University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences was founded in 1879 by eight physicians. Today UAMS is the state's only academic health center, part of a statewide network of post-secondary education institutions of the University of Arkansas System, governed by a 10 member Board of Trustees.
UAMS is a world-renowned academic health sciences center improving the health of Arkansans.
To teach, to heal, to search, to serve.
The mission of UAMS is to improve the health, healthcare and well-being of all Arkansans and of others in the region, nation and the world through the following:
* Education of exemplary health care providers
* Provision of standard-setting, comprehensive clinical programs
* Scientific discovery and research
* Extension of services to the State of Arkansas and beyond
Integrity – We foster, encourage and expect honesty and the highest ethical standards in all that we do.
Respect – We embrace a culture of professionalism with respect for the dignity of all persons, honoring the unique contributions provided by a diversity of perspectives and cultures.
Teamwork – We seek to create interdisciplinary, synergistic and collegial relationships characterized by collaboration, inclusiveness and flexibility.
Creativity – We encourage and support innovation, imagination, ingenuity, resourcefulness and vision.
Excellence – We strive to achieve, through continuous improvement and adherence to institutional policies and best practices, the highest quality and standards in all our endeavors.