Residency Program

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  • Curriculum

    PGY-1 Year 

    • Family Medicine Inpatient (3 months - 2 at MBMC/1 at UMC)
    • L&D
    • Pediatric Inpatient
    • Pediatric ER
    • Sports Medicine
    • Family Medicine Outpatient Month
    • Nursery
    • Surgery
    • Family Medicine Continuity Clinic (elective)
    • ICU

    PGY-2 Year

    • Family Medicine Inpatient (3 months - 2 at MBMC/1 at UMC)
    • Elective (1 month)
    • Procedure Month (elective)
    • Radiology/Ophthalmology
    • Orthopedics
    • OB
    • Gynecology/Women's Health
    • Pediatric Ambulatory
    • ENT
    • Adult ED

    PGY-3 Year

    • Family Medicine Inpatient (3 months - 2 at MBMC/1 at UMC)
    • Elective (2 months)
    • Surgery
    • Ambulatory Medicine
    • Neurology/Urology
    • Pulm/Renal
    • Cardiology
    • ER MBMC
    • Dermatology

    *One elective in the PGY-3 year may be used as an out-of-town experience.

    Note: All PGY-2 and 3 experiences are community/private practice unless specified.

    Nursing homes

    Second- and third-year residents provide continuity of care to patients at a nursing home in the Jackson area. Residents make monthly teaching and patient care rounds with program faculty.


    Core curriculum conferences are presented every Wednesday morning. These include a variety of lecture, discussion, and workshop formats. Residents are involved in presenting journal club, case presentations and senior conferences.

    Procedure training

    Procedure workshops are held throughout the residency. These include workshops on flexible sigmoidoscopy, colposcopy, fine needle aspiration of masses, joint injections and splinting and casting. Experience in colonoscopy, esophagogastroduodenoscopy, exercise treadmill testing and operative obstetrics are offered electively.

    Special program components

    Our program serves as primary physicians for students at both the MS School for the Blind and Deaf and Millsaps College, both located close to the University of Mississippi Medical Center campus. Residents attend to students' needs at on-site medical clinics on a rotational basis. Students from any school requiring more extensive care are seen in our residency clinics.

    Additional educational and patient care support

    • Clinical psychologist faculty supervising two clinical psychology fellows
    • Two PharmD faculty
    • Social worker
    • PhD research faculty
    • PhD educator
    • PhD grant writer

    Resident support groups

    There are facilitated support groups that meet monthly for all residents.


    Our program is committed to providing a reasonable workload for all residents - one that allows time with family and for outside hobbies. All schedules abide by the ACGME duty hours.

    Community involvement

    • Capital Day
    • Baptist/Community/College Health Fairs
    • Jackson Free Clinic - Residents are encouraged to volunteer time at the Jackson Free Clinic, opened January 2002.The clinic was established and is operated by the student-led Family Medicine Interest Group and supported by the Department of Family Medicine with direct supervision of patient care by the department faculty.