Faculty


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  • Penni S. Foster, PhD

     Foster Smith, Penni L web.jpgAssociate Professor
    Phone: (601) 815-4233
    Fax: (601) 984-1205
    E-mail: psmith3@umc.edu

    Dr. Penni Smith Foster joined the faculty of UMMC Department of Family Medicine in July 2013 and is currently an associate professor. Dr. Foster is the Academic Consultant with the Office of Academic Support in the UMMC Division of Academic Affairs for the UMMC. She is a licensed psychologist and also has a faculty appointment within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

    She received a PhD in psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi and completed an internship in clinical psychology at the VA Gulf Coast Veterans Healthcare System. She also completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in primary care and health psychology in the Department of Family Medicine at the UMMC.

    Dr. Foster serves as the Federal Advocacy Coordinator and Government Relations Officer for the Mississippi Psychological Association. In her current role in the Office of Academic Support at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Dr. Foster provides academic consulting services to students, residents, fellows, and faculty from all six schools at the institution to assist with academic and professional development. Her research has focused on learning strategies for students in inter-professional medical education.