Training the Next Generation
As part of the state’s only academic health sciences university, we are proud to train the next generation of physicians in a vibrant region slated to become a premiere health care destination in the Midwest.
Meet the Associate Dean
An award-winning educational leader and clinician, John Spollen, M.D., provides leadership for our growing, robust medical education programs in Northwest Arkansas. Dr. Spollen has held numerous leadership roles since joining the UAMS College of Medicine faculty in 1999, and he led the development of the initial curriculum for medical students at the Northwest Campus in 2008.
Dr. Spollen has earned extensive recognition for his teaching, mentoring and other work with students. These include the COM Educational Innovation Award, two Educational Research Awards, the Master Teacher Award, student-selected Red Sash awards annually since 2008, and the Gold Sash Award.
Dr. Spollen received his medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He completed his residency in psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina.