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Medical School Evolving

UAMS Called Good for Students, Region

Posted: February 10, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Jonathan Unwer counts pills behind the counter at North Hills Fayetteville Collier Drug Store. Unwer is a fourth-year pharmacy student at University of Arkansas for Medical Services in Fayetteville.

The offerings continue to evolve four years after the first students set foot on the Northwest Arkansas satellite campus of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

By The Numbers

UAMS Northwest

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences-Northwest Arkansas campus opened in 2009 with six medical students. A look at the current and future size of the school:

2012-13 2013-14

Medicine 29 33

Pharmacy 51 60

Nursing 41 45

Health Professions (Radiation Technology)21 25

Totals 142 163

The campus also hopes to begin a program in physical therapy and a residency program for internal medicine in 2014.

Source: Staff Report

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