Application Deadline Nears for Some UAMS Allied Health Programs

By Jon Parham

The programs with the July 1 deadline are:
• Health information management
• Nuclear medicine imaging
• The radiologic imaging sciences program offered at the UAMS Area Health Education Center in Texarkana

In addition, the respiratory care program also offered at the AHEC in Texarkana has extended its application deadline to June 15.

Nuclear medicine uses radioactive elements to study a wide variety of normal and abnormal body functions and in treating certain diseases. For complete program information, visit or contact Tammy Brooks at (501)686-6848.

Health information management professionals compile, code, analyze and prepare health information needed by the patient, the health care facility, the public, agencies that pay the claims, physicians and other members of the health care team. For complete program information, visit or call (501) 296-1059.

Respiratory therapists are involved in the diagnosis and treatment of lung and breathing disorders. For complete program information, visit To find out more about the program’s Texarkana location, call (870)779-6032.

Radiologic technologists work with various imaging tools including computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). To find out more about the Texarkana site for this program, contact (870)779-6054 or visit

The UAMS College of Health Related Professions offers certificate and degree programs in 18 allied health professions from audiology/speech pathology to surgical technology. For more information, visit

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Related Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a 540,000-square-foot hospital; a statewide network of regional centers; and six institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 2,836 students and 761 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including nearly 1,150 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. Visit or