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University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine
  • Year founded: 1879
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 170
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University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine (UAMS)
Allopathic Medical School
Little Rock
In-State Applicants Favored
  • SDN RANKING 2
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 3 56 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 4 3 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $26,548
  • Non - Resident Tuition $53,096
  • Application Fee $100
  • AVG MCAT 507
  • AVG GPA 3.7
  • LIZZYM Score 66.2

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Admissions Information

  • Admissions Office
  • 4301 W. Markham St., #551
  • Little Rock 72205
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine takes pride in providing our state and the nation with well trained physicians, researchers, and teachers who are eager and willing to face the challenging and immensely rewarding practice of medicine.

Curriculum

The primary objective of the curriculum is to provide the student a learning framework to obtain the information and attitudes necessary for the provision of health care to our society and in the process become life-long scholars of medicine. This begins with a thorough knowledge of the normal structure and function of the body and progresses to an understanding of the changes in the body and mind which lead to illness. During the first two years, the student is primarily concerned with the basic biomedical sciences. To give these studies more meaning, provision is made for direct contact of students with patients from the onset of the freshman year. An exciting development in the College of Medicine's curriculum for the first two years was put into place for the fall of 2005. The sophomore curriculum was totally integrated in a systems-based approach so that all courses run the entire length of the year and the material taught in them is linked together. The Curriculum Committee is now looking at a similar configuration for the freshman year. The junior year courses (clerkships) provide training in most of the basic problems with which patients present themselves. Students learn to apply scientific principles to the examination, diagnosis and treatment of human disease. Seminars, conferences and clinical rounds with members of the teaching staff are important in giving the student a rounded perspective of human illness. The senior year program is mostly elective in order to provide each student the opportunity to choose a program best suited to his or her individual needs. Each department makes available to the student a spectrum of general and special programs from which the student selects a minimum of 36 weeks of study, with the advice and approval of a Faculty Advisor. Research may be taken as an elective. Off-campus studies (local, elsewhere in the United States and in other countries) may be elected with the prior approval of the Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Elective work need not be confined to the senior year, but may be carried out for no credit whenever possible during prior academic years with the consent of the Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. The degree, Doctor of Medicine, is conferred upon graduating seniors.

Facilities

Our service mission is enhanced by affiliation with Arkansas Children's Hospital, the John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Administration Medical Center, the Arkansas Rehabilitation Institute, the Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute and the Arkansas State Hospital. Additional cooperative programs are offered with other hospitals and practitioners affiliated with the AHEC Programs. UAMS has a responsibility to provide health care services in a manner that ensures the long-range financial viability and continued quality of its programs while providing the most cost-effective care for its patients.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 48
Negatively 4
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.08 52

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.89 45

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Online/email supplemental application" More from this Member | Report Response

"They do an amazing job of trying to make you feel comfortable and relaxed. They know it is a stressful process and seem to take steps to make sure it's as friendly an office and application process as possible." More from this Member | Report Response

"Go digital." More from this Member | Report Response

"Should introduce themselves before the Dean's Welcome speech. Great people though." More from this Member | Report Response

"allow electronic secondary applications. Allow school day interview option so that a class can be ob" More from this Member | Report Response

"Release waitlist rankings! Grrrrrrrr!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. It was a short and efficiently run operation." More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"What are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you relieve stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In 20 years, when you look back on your career as a physician, what one question will you ask yourself that will show you that you have made a difference?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a treating patient X, and patient X decided not to proceed with any further treatment, how would you deal with such a situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There are a lot of health care reform activities in California, what is your take on it ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you define success?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Favorite book?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself. All we know about you is your name." More from this Member | Report Response

"What generous act have you done in the past 48 hours?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UAMS? (out of state)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your support system be? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan to pay for this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"-greatest disappointment/achievement -hardest/most fun science/non-science classes -any regrets about school? -GPA, MCAT" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Arkansas? (i am out of state)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MD/PhD? Why not just MD? Why not just PhD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your hero?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What leadership roles have you had?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are 2 negative things about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What books have you read recently? What is your favorite movie? What was the last song you heard on the radio? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why am I applying to UAMS, and what motivated me to pursue a medical career." More from this Member | Report Response

"What does your family think about you trying to become a doctor? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Arkansas?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of data does microarrays offer? Does this directly correlate to biochemical signals." More from this Member | Report Response

"How does your family feel about you applying to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you want to be a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"General background info? Rank the following for med student: integrity, intelligence, work ethic. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself. We know nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself? Tell us about your research experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you get interested in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you expect to pay for school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you feel you will be competitive with the students that come from bigger schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you decide to pursue medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you want to attend the University of Arkansas?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"We don't know you, so tell us about you and who you are." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you could have dinner with three living people, who would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you consult with a family who has a son that needs a leg amputated?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a treating patient X, and patient X decided not to proceed with any further treatment, how would you deal with such a situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why haven't you considered attending schools further away?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if your unconscious patient's religious beliefs conflict with the treatments you know they need?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an example of your leadership experience and tell us how it demonstrates your leadership style." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle a situation in which your patient is angry and doesnt want your help?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like for us to remember as your strength?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Does your family support your decision to pursue medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about Little Rock and the surrounding area? (I am instate)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would be the ideal health care system in my view" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could go to any 3 places on Earth, which would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you saw a fellow student cheating on an exam?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All were typical questions that are asked on interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you were a resident and administered someone the wrong medication." More from this Member | Report Response

"''If I gave you a check for 10 million dollars, what would you do?''" More from this Member | Report Response

"Recently some lawsuits have gone to a higher court regarding experimental medications and their availability to the public. Do you think such medications should be available to the public? ... long conversation from there" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the obesity epidemic, and what steps would you take to resolve it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Somewhat of a standard...I'm an officer on a life raft with 5 subordinates, with only enough food for 4 of them, who would I throw overboard. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If a child needed a blood transfusion but the parents were of a faith that did not allow a transfusion, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you enjoy other cultures?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who has been more influential in your life: family or friends?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you want from your family doctor if you only had 3-6 months left to live?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked if I were to sit down and have dinner with a person (famous or otherwise), who would it be and why? -Had to think of a person real quick - luckily, I already had a person in mind." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the lastest book you have read. I had three interviewers and one was quite the whole time and never talked until i talked about the book and he wrote it down and said he was interested to read it." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle a situation in which you were unable to cure a patient (i.e. terminal cancer)? What would be your plan for patient care? What would you say to the family? " More from this Member | Report Response

"We talked about some of my research exp." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I think are potential treatments for Cancer" More from this Member | Report Response

"Really weren't any interesting questions; it was very low key get to know you type questions" More from this Member | Report Response

""Are there areas that we haven't touched on that you would like us to highlight in your evaluation?"- only b/c this was a softball question which allowed me to hit all the points I wanted to hit." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress and what kind of support system do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really." More from this Member | Report Response

"What cell in the body would you like to be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with a racist patient? (this came out of what we were talking about. They realize i havent been trained to do this yet)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretend that 40 years from now you are a doctore and about to receive an award from the local Kiwanis club. What do you hope they will they say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to reduce stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"True/False A good doctor practices his craft all the time. WARNING: The answer was FALSE b/c a good doctor makes time to READ to keep abreast of current research and techniques in his/her field." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had to choose between implanting a pacemaker into a late-stage Alzheimer's patient or vaccinating 300 people in a third world country, which would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a child's parents refuse a transfusion that the child must have to survive." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your strong ties to the state. Lead to an interesting conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"How I felt about euthenasia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your best friend." More from this Member | Report Response

"If I were in the interviewer's chair, what question would I ask me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us a little about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been the most stressful time in your life. How did you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have a backup plan if you don't get in next year?" More from this Member | Report Response

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School Reviews

School Reviews

Results Overview

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 3

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 3

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

How is the cost of living (rent, food, bills, etc.)?

Response Avg # Responders
9.67 3

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 3

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What do you like most about this school?

"There is a friendly environment among students. Faculty are generally helpful." | Report Response

"Close nit, not competative between classmates" | Report Response

"Perhaps the best part about UAMS, to me, is its focus on teaching clinicians. Research does not interest me in the slightest, so the fact that most faculty are interested solely in making you a better doctor is fantastic." | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"The first two years are systems based/integrated, but at times they don't seem to be fully integrated, so sometimes things are either redundant or not emphasized enough. Overall, I would say they do a nice job, but there are definitely some frustrating moments." | Report Response

"focused on rural medicine and really want their students to stay in AR to practice" | Report Response

"The intent focus on primary care gets a bit old. There are some required primary care clerkships that many other schools do not include. I would prefer to not have rural health rammed down my throat at all times." | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"UAMS has been a great place to go to school. Great learning atmosphere." | Report Response

"I really love it overall!" | Report Response

"My classmates are awesome. UAMS seems to do an excellent job of admitting good people. While there are certainly plenty of stereotypical med students around, most people are very easy to get along with. The atmosphere is very relaxed and friendly, for the most part." | Report Response

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