Why Give

Through the years, UAMS has transformed from a small medical school with a charity hospital into one of the nation’s leading academic health and research centers.

Today, UAMS, the home of Arkansas’ only teaching hospital and clinics covering every medical specialty, continues to improve the health of Arkansas and our region.

In addition to our UAMS Medical Center hospital and clinics, UAMS includes five colleges, a regional campus in northwest Arkansas and a graduate school, eight UAMS Regional Programs, seven institutes of excellence and eight satellite Centers on Aging.

UAMS has more than 2,800 students and 775 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including about 1,000 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center, the Regional Programs and Centers on Aging throughout the state.

The hospital and outpatient clinics work in concert with the institutes of excellence to provide medical and translational research and treatment of cancer, eye, spine, aging, myeloma and psychiatric conditions. Its research and educational programs inspire new knowledge that results in better diagnoses and more advanced patient care.

Our overarching purpose at UAMS is to engage in activities that result in better health – through education and training of health professionals, discovery of new knowledge through research, and translation of that knowledge into improvements in health and economic development.

Those activities require multiple funding streams. While it is true that UAMS receives funding from the state of Arkansas, it only represents 9 percent of our budget. As state budgets are tightened and federal grants become increasingly more competitive, private support from friends and supporters is vital to providing the margin of excellence for public institutions like UAMS.

We believe you will be impressed by our world-renowned academic health science center and find many reasons to support us. You can make a difference with a tax-deductible gift of any size.