Scholars in the UAMS Academy of Health Sciences will benefit from several opportunities for hands-on learning throughout their four years at Hall High School. Beginning in their freshman year, scholars will participate in many career exposure events, including the Academies of Central Arkansas Career Expo, where UAMS Health will be present alongside other central Arkansas business to showcase career opportunities for all students. Scholars in their sophomore year will have opportunities to tour UAMS facilities to get a live look into the different aspects in the health care industry. In addition to the opportunities to hear from guest speakers and participate in mock interviews, scholars in their junior and senior years will have opportunities to apply for potential internships and externships, earn concurrent credit and industry recognized credentials, and many other unique opportunities that a partner like UAMS has to offer.

Additionally, UAMS Health will provide Hall High School with curriculum and credentialing advice, mentorship to both staff and students, and expertise on project-based learning embedded into coursework in both core academics and career classes. UAMS Health representatives will also have representation on the regional industry council and school advisory board and provide needed equipment and financial resources for the implementation of the medical pathways of study.

”UAMS is pleased to partner with the Little Rock School District to provide this unique learning opportunity for the students of Hall High School,” said Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, UAMS chancellor and CEO of UAMS Health. “We hope that some of the students in this academy will be inspired to pursue careers in health care, and that they will join us in our mission to improve the health and well-being of Arkansans.”

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