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; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven 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, Translational Research Institute and Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. UAMS includes UAMS Health, a statewide health system that encompasses all of UAMS' clinical enterprise including its hospital, regional clinics and clinics it operates or staffs in cooperation with other providers. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. U.S. News & World Report named UAMS Medical Center the state's Best Hospital; ranked its ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationwide; and named six areas as high performing — COPD, colon cancer surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery. UAMS has 2,876 students, 898 medical residents and four 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, Arkansas Children's Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit or Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.