UAMS’ Scott Dickson, M.D., Named President of American Academy of Family Physicians’ Arkansas Chapter

By Ben Boulden

Scott Dickson, M.D.

Scott Dickson, M.D.

Dickson has served on the Arkansas board of AAFP for more than four years. He is a member of the Association of Teachers of Family Medicine and the Physician’s Health Committee and the Medical Executive Committee at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.

After graduating in 1994 from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro with a bachelor’s degree in zoology, Dickson in 1998 earned his medical degree from UAMS, followed by a residency in family medicine at UAMS Northeast Regional Campus. He served for eight years as assistant residency director there before being named residency director in 2009.

UAMS is the state’s only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; northwest Arkansas regional campus; statewide network of regional centers; and six institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and Translational Research Institute. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 2,727 students, 870 medical residents and five dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses throughout the state, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit or Find us on FacebookTwitterYouTube or Instagram.