The mission of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is to intentionally advance and leverage diversity, equity, and inclusion through programs, committees, and student groups that drive UAMS’ mission and the 2029 Strategic Plan to improve the health, health care and wellbeing of Arkansans and of others in the region, nation and world.


The Office of Interprofessional Education (IPE) contributes to the curriculum development, scholarship productivity, research infrastructure and collaborative practice environment across all five UAMS colleges and the graduate school.

Health Literacy

The Center for Health Literacy is a multidisciplinary team of expert health literacy researchers, consultants, and practitioners dedicated to improving society and population health by making health information easy to understand and use.

Continuing Education

The Office of Continuing Education works with UAMS departments and health-related organizations, medical associations or societies, and other organizations to jointly provide accredited activities. We also provide meeting planning services.

Educational Development

The Office of Educational Development (OED) focuses on improving the teaching and learning experience at UAMS by providing consultation, services, and support in teaching skills and scholarship, eLearning, course design, and evaluation.

Library Services

The UAMS Library serves the faculty, staff, and students of all UAMS colleges as well as the staff of the University Hospital. The collection and services are designed to meet the education, research, service, and patient care missions of UAMS. The Library also extends reference and borrowing privileges to health care practitioners throughout Arkansas either directly or through UAMS Regional Center Libraries.