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UAMS Employees are expected to support UAMS' mission and core values while creating an inclusive and respectful work environment. The ability of UAMS to meet its mission will increasingly depend on, and be strengthened by, incorporating constructive diversity and inclusion in its employees and students.

Vision 2029

By 2029, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will lead Arkansas to be the healthiest state in the region through its synergies of education, clinical care, research and purposeful leadership.


The mission of UAMS is to improve the health, health care and well-being of Arkansans and of others in the region, nation and the world by:
  • Educating current and future health professionals and the public;
  • Providing high-quality, innovative, patient- and family-centered health care and also providing specialty expertise not routinely available in community settings; and
  • Advancing knowledge in areas of human health and disease and translating and accelerating discoveries into health improvements.

Core Values

Integrity – We foster, encourage and expect honesty, accountability and transparency in pursuit of the highest ethical and professional standards in all that we do. We take responsibility for our performance and will engage employees, patients and families, learners and stakeholders in our critical decisions that are timely, complete and accurate.

Respect – We embrace a culture of professionalism with respect for the dignity of all persons.

Diversity and Health Equity – We are committed to the importance of the diversity of UAMS leadership, faculty, staff and learners in order to enhance the education of our learners, reduce health disparities in our state and honor the unique contributions provided by a diversity of values, beliefs and cultures.

Teamwork – We seed to create interdisciplinary and inter-professional, synergistic and collegial relationships characterized by honesty, collaborations, inclusiveness and flexibility.

Creativity – We encourage and support innovation, imagination, ingenuity, resourcefulness and vision.

Excellence – We strive to achieve, through continuous improvement, adherence to institutional policies and best practices, and collaboration with colleagues, patients and families, the highest quality and standards in all our endeavors.

Safety – We commit to protect the health and safety of all who we serve through our mission: our patients, our learners, our colleagues and our neighbors in the community, state, nation and in the world. By sustaining a culture of safety, our daily work and our strategic planning promote better health care outcomes, the creation of health equity for all and a sense of joy in our work.

Related UAMS policies

Basic code of conduct policy.
                            Faculty Professionalism Guidelines. (For faculty only)