About the Program
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences aims to bridge the gap between UAMS and HBCU campuses in Arkansas, which aligns with the Diversity and Health Equity Core Values of the UAMS Vision 2029. Therefore, the HBCU Med Track Program serves as an initiative and a conduit to prepare HBCU undergraduates (and gap year graduates) to become competitive candidates for health care-related professional programs, such as medicine, pharmacy, health professions, etc. The participating institutions are Philander Smith College and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. The program also serves minority students enrolled at other non-participating universities.
Our program also features a Health Science Center at each participating campus, which includes high stakes materials, such as test prep books for standardized exams (MCAT, PCAT, ATI TEAS, etc.), flashcard decks, desktop computers, and conference meeting technology available for HBCU Med Track Students. Students can receive career advisement, which includes but not limited to assistance with applications, personal statements, interview preparation, and professional development.
The HBCU Med Track Program is year-round and students can schedule an advisement session with the Education Coordinator or visit one of the Health Science Centers during business hours, which are Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM-5:00PM. Please email HBCUmedtrack@uams.edu to connect with the Education Coordinator.
UAMS Med Track
By focusing on healthcare disciplines, including healthcare research and education for undergraduate and graduate students, the HBCU Med Track Program is an effective mechanism to provide pre-healthcare engagement and education.
To become an HBCU Med Track Student, you must submit:
- Complete the Health Career U Program Survey
- Curriculum Vitae
- 1-Page Essay expressing your career interest in healthcare, and your short and long-term goals.
Please click the button below to sign-up to be a part of the HBCU Med Track Program.
Application Closes: S.U.P.E.R. Applications will close on March 1, 2023
For more information, contact us at HBCUMedtrack@uams.edu
The HBCU S.U.P.E.R.
The HBCU S.U.P.E.R. (Serving Underrepresented Populations through Engagement and Research) Project is an opportunity for undergraduate minorities to attain a public health foundation and conduct community-based research, focusing on health disparities that affect minority populations in Arkansas.