Medical Student Rotations

UAMS South offers primary care rotations for the medical students of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ College of Medicine.

Rural Preceptorship

The Rural Preceptorship Program is designed for medical students at UAMS who have completed their second year of basic sciences, but not yet started their junior year clerkships.
Through a four to six-week preceptorship, students can get a firsthand perspective of a primary care physician at work in an Arkansas community of, generally, less than 15,000 in population.

Preceptorships can help ease the transition from basic science into clinical medicine, and also provide the initial experiences which have helped many medical students determine their early career goals and preferences.

A stipend is provided for this type of rotation.

Family Medicine Junior Clerkship

The Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in conjunction with the UAMS Regional Health Centers in the state provide a four-week experience in Family Medicine. This clerkship focuses on the outpatient management of medical problems commonly encountered by family physicians. This clerkship is delivered in a decentralized fashion, with training sites in Magnolia, Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Pine Bluff, and Texarkana. Most importantly, the clerkship will expose junior medical students to the skills, knowledge and attitudes that are basic to the discipline of Family Medicine.

Senior Medical Student Electives & Selectives

Senior Selectives in Primary Care are 4-week rotations required of all senior medical students, most of which take place in UAMS Regional Health Centers. Acting Internships are also 4-week required rotations that focus on teaching inpatient clinical skills and instilling confidence in senior students in preparation for the first year of residency.
Senior Electives in all primary care specialties and most medical sub-specialties can be taken in 4-week blocks in the UAMS Regional Health Centers.
Housing is usually available for these rotations.

For More Information please call 870-234-7676 ext. 1228.