Member/Society News

Cochran Receives AMS Student Membership Award

Each year, AMS awards the Student Leadership Award to a medical student in good standing who is in the  first, second, or third year of medical school. This student embodies the values of the medical  profession through leadership, service, excellence, integrity, and ethical behavior, and also encourages other…

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Physician Outreach Update by Tereasa Holmes

Accepting AFMC/AMS Physician Outreach Specialist position is one of the highlights of my professional career. I have gone full circle as I began my career over 25 years ago with a leading insurance carrier. This path has taken me from provider educator, clinic administrator, educator, advocate for the…

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Historic Flooding in Arkansas: How Can We Help?

Over the past two weeks, Arkansas has experienced record-breaking flooding affecting many Arkansans all the way from Fort Smith to Pendleton.  While some are just now starting to get back to their homes and businesses, others are still waiting for the flood waters to recede. AMS wants to…

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New Board Members Installed at Annual Meeting

At the 143rd Annual Membership Meeting of the Arkansas Medical Society on Friday, April 26, AMS newly elected board members were sworn into their positions during the President's Inaugural Gala.  Those members are: President-Elect Chad Rodgers, MD (Little Rock); Vice President Seth Barnes, MD (Hot Springs); District Trustees Stacy…

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Yelvington Installed as 2019-2020 AMS President

Stuttgart Family Physician Dennis Yelvington, MD, began his year as President of the Arkansas Medical Society on April 26, 2019. Dr. Yelvington has been a member of the AMS for 34 years and has held numerous offices, including a seat on the Board of Trustees since 2007 representing…

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Jacks Honored with 2019 Asklepion Award

The 2019 Asklepion Award winner is David C. Jacks, MD, FACS, from Pine Bluff. He earned his medical  degree and completed his residency in urology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), Arkansas Children’s Hospital and Veteran’s Administration Hospital. Dr. Jacks is certified by the American…

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