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The Emergency Medicine residency program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center was founded in 1986, with departmental status since 1994. We are a 1-4 program matching 9 residents per year. We have graduated 145 emergency physicians, and of those, 68% have stayed in Mississippi after residency. About 25% percent are in academic programs around the country. The goal of residency training in emergency medicine is to produce true emergency specialists, with both the knowledge and clinical experience to respond to each and every medical emergency in any arena. Education, at the bedside and in the conference room, forms the keystone of our approach to residency training at UMMC. At the same time, academic and research interests are fully supported and pursued. The first-year resident's primary role is patient care. Assessment, diagnostic and management skills are refined, and procedural skills are stressed through a program of intensive training. In the second year, the resident has the added responsibility of managing an area of the department, and further develops skills in resuscitation of critical patients. In the third and fourth year, the resident assumes responsibility for the department in its entirety and directs both medical and trauma resuscitations.
L. Kendall McKenzie, MDAssistant Program Director
Risa Moriarity, MDAssistant Program Director
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216