Metro Little Rock Guide

UAMS Welcome!

Time to get to know Little Rock, Arkansas!

We’re so glad you’re considering The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Metro Little Rock for your future in the medical professions.

Before you take your next steps in life, explore these engaging local magazines to get a feel for Little Rock and its surrounding cities. As you’ll soon find, Southern charm and hospitality abound here, as well as delicious Southern cuisine and abundant outdoor recreation at our picturesque mountains, parks, rivers and lakes. The central location of the Metro and its mild four seasons are a major draw. Yes, we get a colorful fall, flowering spring and dustings of snow in the winter! And our Southern summers are perhaps the mildest in the region. Of course, one of the biggest lures to Little Rock is the low cost of living—you can buy an awesome home for much less than nearby markets, and spend more money enjoying your life outside of your studies and work.

UAMS is a reason to move here in its own right. The world-class, award-winning hospital and medical school brings students and patients to the capital city from around the world. UAMS is the only health sciences university in the state of Arkansas and is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees in 73 of Arkansas’ 75 counties. With the combination of education, research and clinical programs, UAMS has a unique capacity to lead health care improvement in the state.

Go ahead, start exploring. We hope these pages give you a clear picture of the incredible life you can create for yourself right here in Metro Little Rock!