College of Health Professions


July 9, 2021

Dean’s Message: Spring Semester Brings Beginnings, Endings

News Staff

Maybe it’s fitting to start with the beginnings, recent white coat ceremonies in the UAMS College of Health Professions.

If you’re unfamiliar with this annual tradition in health care education, students at or near the start of their studies put on their white coats for the first time in a ceremony before family and friends, symbolizing their entry into their career and a commitment to professionalism.


College of Health Professions Faculty Promoted

Ben Boulden

The UAMS College of Health Professions recently announced the promotions of five faculty members.


July 8, 2021

Spotlight on the Department of Occupational Therapy

News Staff

As with the College of Health Professions as a whole, the important work of the department has continued during the COVID-19 pandemic. The second cohort of 26 students began coursework on Jan. 2, 2021. We have retained 100% of the first cohort (professional year 2s –PY2s), and they have completed two Level 1 Fieldwork experiences.


Spotlight on the Department of Physical Therapy

News Staff

The 2021 Doctor of Physical Therapy graduating class was our fourth cohort to graduate since the program opened its doors in August 2015, and the second cohort to graduate in the middle of a pandemic. With half of our graduations occurring during Covid restrictions, we almost can’t remember “normal.” The fact that both cohorts graduated…


Physician Assistant, Audiology, Speech Pathology Students Don White Coats

Ben Boulden

Tiffany Huitt, Ph.D., left, reads the names of students as each one takes a turn at putting on their white coat.

May often brings graduations and happy endings to the studies of many types of students.

But for the first-year students in the UAMS department of Physician Assistant Studies and fourth-year audiology students in Audiology and Speech Pathology, the month and the departments’ white coat ceremonies marked the formal beginning of the next phase of their academic lives.


College of Health Professions Celebrates Graduates in May

Ben Boulden

Photos of all the graduates of the Class of 2021 in audiology and speech-language pathology were on display in May during their virtual graduation.

UAMS College of Health Professions’ second year of virtual graduation ceremonies in May shared something with all graduations virtual and traditional – the smiles of students, the words of congratulations from faculty and feelings of accomplishment among everyone. That sense of accomplishment may have even been deeper for some because of the challenges the COVID-19…


June 16, 2021

Physician Assistant Class of 2023 Dons White Coats

Ben Boulden

Tiffany Huitt, Ph.D., left, reads off the names of the 40 members of the Physician Assistant Class of 2023 as each in turn puts on their white coat during a partly virtual white coat ceremony.

May often brings graduations and happy endings to the studies of many types of student. But for the Class of 2023 in the UAMS Department of Physician Studies, the month and the department’s white coat ceremony May 28 marked the formal beginning of the next phase of their academic lives.


May 15, 2021

UAMS Graduates 936 Health Care Professionals

Spencer Watson

College of Pharmacy faculty present candidates for graduation as students attend remotely.

LITTLE ROCK – Degrees and certificates were conferred to 936 graduates of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) five colleges and graduate school today. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, no commencement ceremony was held; however, the various colleges held independent virtual commemorations this month. Degrees were awarded to 177 in the College…


May 12, 2021

UAMS Expanding Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program to Northwest Arkansas

David Wise

Digital Medical Sonography

FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is adding another academic program to its UAMS Northwest Regional Campus — the Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. The degree is already offered by the UAMS College of Health Professions’ Department of Imaging and Radiation Sciences on UAMS’ Little Rock campus. The college…


May 3, 2021

American Heart Association’s Sweethearts Learn About Heart From UAMS Experts

Linda Satter

Kevin Phelan, Ph. D., talks to AHA Sweethearts as a medical resident waits on bed behind him to help him demonstrate an ultrasound.

About 35 high school sophomores who are part of the American Heart Association’s Sweetheart Program got a close look into the inner workings of the heart in a virtual session April 26 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The Sweethearts are high school sophomores who, over several months, learn about heart-healthy lifestyles…



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