Welcome

The mission of the Department of Medical Humanities and Bioethics in the College of Medicine at UAMS is to improve the health, health care and well-being of Arkansans and of others in the region, nation and the world by addressing the ethical and humanistic issues raised in health care delivery and research.

In a world of rapid scientific and technological advances, medicine faces increasingly complex human problems and possibilities not foreseen by or included in traditional medical education. Since its establishment in the early 1980s the Department of Medical Humanities and Bioethics has addressed these complexities through: