College of Medicine


September 21, 2018

Zoe Weeks of Jonesboro Receives $10,000 Arkansas Mutual Scholarship to Pursue Rural Primary Care

Third-year medical student Zoe Weeks (center), flanked by UAMS College of Medicine Dean Christopher T. Westfall, M.D., shakes hands with Corey Little, president of Arkansas Mutual Insurance Co.

Sept. 21, 2018 | Zoe Weeks of Jonesboro has been awarded the $10,000 Arkansas Mutual Medical Student Award, a scholarship for third-year medical students at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) who want to practice primary care in rural Arkansas. Weeks, a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and the University…


September 20, 2018

UAMS Family Medicine Update Set for Oct. 25-27

LITTLE ROCK — The 22nd annual Family Medicine Update at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will offer continuing education for physicians, nurses and pharmacists Oct. 25-27, including a half-day emphasis on ear, nose and throat topics. A discounted early registration price of $330 for three days or $250 for two days is…


September 19, 2018

Visiting Lecturer: Swelling Key to Diagnosing Mozart’s Death

Philip A. Mackowiak, M.D., pointed to Mozart's edema/anasarca (swelling) as key to his theory on Mozart's death.

Sept. 19, 2018 | At 35, Mozart was feeling well and was as productive as ever, then a sudden illness killed him less than two months before his 36th birthday. The cause of death has been the subject of speculation ever since, with more than 100 proposed diagnoses. Philip A. Mackowiak, M.D., MBA, was invited…


William Ventres, M.D., Invested in Ben Saltzman, M.D. Distinguished Chair in Rural Family Medicine

William "Bill" Ventres, M.D. (second from left) with his wife, Estella, and daughter Cory, as well as (from left) College of Medicine Dean Christopher Westfall, M.D., Erick Messias, M.D. and Daniel Knight, M.D.

Sept. 19, 2018 | William “Bill” Ventres, M.D., M.A., assistant professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), was invested Sept. 17 as the holder of the Ben Saltzman, M.D., Distinguished Chair in Rural Family Medicine.


September 7, 2018

Passion, Dedication Still Evident for Graduates at Alumni Weekend 2018

Jack Blackshear Jr., M.D., COM '68 (at right), pins a button on George Fielder Jr., M.D., COM '68 at the Friday night welcome reception.

Sept. 7, 2018 | Although the decades may have separated them, UAMS graduates from all specialties arrived Aug. 17-18 for Alumni Weekend and caught up as if the years didn’t matter.


August 17, 2018

White Coats Mark Beginning of Medical School Journey for COM Class of 2022

Group shot of UAMS College of Medicine students

As Linda L.M. Worley, M.D., began her keynote address at the White Coat Ceremony for the UAMS College of Medicine Class of 2022, she said she felt like she was officiating a wedding.