UAMS Campus, seen from the air

UAMS Campus

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is the sponsoring institution and several sites participate in this program. The PM&R program is a multi-clinical site utilizing Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH), Baptist Health Rehabilitation Institute (BHRI), Central Arkansas Veterans Hospitals in Little Rock (CAVH-LR) and North Little Rock (CAVH-NLR), and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). These facilities allow students to have the opportunity to work in a rehab facility and private practice. Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) is the seventh largest pediatric hospital in the country, and the only pediatric medical center in the state.

Arkansas Children’s Hospital exterior

Arkansas Children’s Hospital

ACH has a strong pediatric rehab program with a large number of patients and a 20-bed inpatient rehabilitation pediatric unit. In addition to inpatient care, there are regular clinics for myelomingocele, muscular dystrophy, and cerebral palsy. Burn and hemophilia clinics are optional.

Baptist Health Rehab Institute exterior

Baptist Health Rehab Institute

BHRI is a free standing institute that allows residents to obtain good clinical training in PM&R. In addition to inpatient care, there are extensive on-site outpatient facilities, as well as multiple satellite therapy centers.

UAMS is an acute care teaching hospital. PM&R residents interact with medical students of different specialties, residents, and faculty from other services such as Neurosurgery, Neurology, Trauma Surgery, Medicine, Geriatrics, Oncology, Rheumatology, Family Practice, and Orthopedics.

John L. McClelland Veteran’s Memorial Hospital exterior

John L. McClelland Veteran’s Memorial Hospital in Little Rock

CAVH-LR is an acute care hospital with a spacious section devoted to Rehabilitation Medicine Services. It is a tertiary facility that admits complex medical problems from the surrounding district plus the usual mix of patients from the local metropolitan area. The hospital is adjacent to and closely affiliated with the UAMS Medical Center and the faculty of most services have joint appointments in the hospitals. There is a PM&R consultation service at this hospital.

VA North Little Rock campus exterior

Eugene J. Towbin Healthcare Center in North Little Rock

CAVH-NLR is a long-term hospital for patients with psychiatric and chronic medical problems. A 20-bed rehabilitation unit and a 38-bed geriatric unit provide a solid environment for learning and training. There is an extensive consultation service, including diagnostic EMG’s and numerous outpatient clinics (i.e., brace, seating, spinal cord, general rehabilitation, back, amputee clinics, and falls clinics.)