When cancer survivor Niki Rickles of Vicksburg called to make an appointment for a screening at the University of Mississippi Medical Center Cancer Institute’s Melanoma Clinic last month, she was originally told she couldn’t be seen until August.
The University of Mississippi Medical Center is a thriving health sciences campus and medical center located in the heart of Jackson, Mississippi's capital city. As the only academic health science center in Mississippi, UMMC is the leader in providing health care professionals for the state. Additionally, UMMC is the sole provider for baccalaureate and professional degrees in disciplines such as medical, dental, physical therapy, occupational therapy and dental hygiene. The wide variety of programs of study leads to careers that are in ever-increasing demand in Mississippi and beyond. Preference for admission is given to Mississippi residents in an effort to supply professionals to meet the state's health care needs. UMMC has a diverse student population drawn from all counties within Mississippi. Service learning is an important component of the curriculum as students learn first-hand how to serve fellow Mississippians.UMMC has 2,900 students enrolled in 29 degree programs offered through the Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professions, Graduate Studies in the Health sciences, Medicine and Nursing, while nearly 600 residents and fellows are receiving graduate medical training. With a growing student population, competitive programs, superior faculty and health care providers, UMMC is achieving its mission of excellence in education, research and patient care.
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