All About Arkansas

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Welcome to the University of Arkansas for Medical Science’s Clinical Psychology Internship Interviews.  We understand that while it may not be possible to travel to Arkansas for interviews this year due to COVID-19, we would like to bring some of Arkansas and Little Rock to you through the resources on this page.

Little Rock is the capitol of Arkansas, and where the main UAMS campus is located as well as the UAMS Child Study Center, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, and the Pulaski County Crisis Stabilization Unit.  Little Rock offers “beautiful natural settings, vibrant arts and cultural attractions, an amazing culinary and beverage scene, and exciting year-round events and festivals.”  are some of the attractions you can visit while in Little Rock:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtPnnugEcGk&feature=youtu.be

Arkansas is nicknamed the, “The Natural State” for its natural beauty.  Everyone who visits our state agrees.  All four corners of our state offer unique landscapes, state and national parks, and attractions.  There is something here for everyone to enjoy.  Here are some great places around our state you can visit while on internship:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oh493Lyu8fU

For specific information on some favorite places, we’ve included several local guides for dining, local neighborhoods, schools (K through high school), hiking and biking trails, dog parks, state parks (yes, we have a diamond mine), a Presidential Library, Museums, Civil Rights history tour, local arts and attractions (Broadway Series), and the River Market District, just to name a few.

Metro Guide:   If there is a “handbook for Little Rock,” then perhaps the Little Rock Metro Guide is it. The Metro Guide is very useful to interns and fellows that match to us.   Here you will find a neighborhood guide (great info when picking out apartments) that describes the different neighborhoods in Little Rock as well as shopping centers and restaurants available in those areas.  The Metro Guide includes extensive school information for children, information for pets (vets and parks), world class healthcare (of course, UAMS is listed), and a few tips on transitioning to Arkansas.

In addition to The Metro Guide, please see the digital editions of the Little Rock Guest Guide, and Arkansas Love Where You Live, and other current digital magazines that help describe Little Rock and Arkansas.  These can be found in the link below. The Little Rock Guest Guide visits specific shops and restaurants within the Little Rock area, and The Arkansas Love Where You Live guide shows you some really popular places you should visit while in Little Rock and Arkansas. http://www.metrolittlerockguide.com/UAMS-welcome

Little Rock Metro Guide:

Cost of Living/Relocation Calculator:  To help answer what the cost of living is for Little Rock, here is an interactive map. After clicking on the link, scroll half way down the page until you see a map of the United States.  Under the “Moving From” tab, select your town or nearest town to you.  Under the “Moving To” tab, Simply select or double click, “Central Arkansas. The calculator automatically calculates changes in Costs of Living, Utilities, Real Estate, and Healthcare.

Link to Cost of Living Calculator:  https://www.arkansas.com/relocation-calculator

Specific Guides for Little Rock

Dining Guide: https://www.littlerock.com/docs/default-source/brochure-downloads/littlerockdiningguidesummer2019.pdf?sfvrsn=66578ab6_8

Arts and Attractions Guide:  https://www.littlerock.com/docs/default-source/brochure-downloads/littlerockartsandattractionsguide.pdf?sfvrsn=62578ab6_6

Little Rock Top 12: https://www.littlerock.com/docs/default-source/brochure-downloads/lr_top_12_brochure_sept_20196bbafe3a347467b5b1afff0000730e39.pdf?sfvrsn=aece99b6_0

A Tour of President Clinton’s Little Rock:  https://www.littlerock.com/docs/default-source/brochure-downloads/clintonslittlerockfall2017.pdf?sfvrsn=52578ab6_2

The Arkansas River Trail: https://www.littlerock.com/docs/default-source/brochure-downloads/arkansasrivertrailfall2017.pdf?sfvrsn=46578ab6_2

Biking Guide: https://bluetoad.com/publication/?m=59420&i=633828&p=2

River Market Maphttps://www.littlerock.com/docs/default-source/brochure-downloads/conventiondistrict_nightlife_sept2019.pdf?sfvrsn=29cd99b6_0

Little Rock Points of Interest Map: https://www.littlerock.com/docs/default-source/brochure-downloads/poi_map.pdf?sfvrsn=5b3988b6_4

African American History:  https://www.littlerock.com/docs/default-source/brochure-downloads/africanamericanbrochurefall2017.pdf?sfvrsn=5e578ab6_2

Locally Labeled: https://www.littlerock.com/docs/default-source/brochure-downloads/locallylabeled_passport.pdf?sfvrsn=a07f88b6_18

Thank you for taking the time to review information about our city and state!  We hope you have a chance to visit some of these great attractions and state and national parks.   If you have any questions about our Internship or life in Arkansas, David Miles will be happy to answer them.  You may reach David Miles at DAMiles2@uams.edu or 501-320-7302.   We look forward to meeting you!!