Student Programs


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  • M2 (Second Year) Curriculum

    Several unique opportunities are offered by the Department of Family Medicine during a medical student's second year of study at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. They include:

    Pre-clinical skills workshop/day camp

    For those students who would like a short clinical exposure, we will have an opportunity for hands-on experience in a three- to four-day workshop in late May or early June that presents techniques for communication with patients, clinical exam skills and limited procedures.

    The department has about 25 positions open for the summer. There is no stipend for these positions.

    More than 125 preceptors participate in our program statewide by offering their time and talent on a voluntary basis. Students can choose to work with their hometown family physician if he/she happens to be one of our preceptors for two weeks of shadowing and to practice some of their newly learned skills. Applications begin in March.

    Pre-clinical preceptorships

    The attendees of the Day Camp can choose to work with a family practitioner for 1-2 weeks following the Day Camp.  This would be an advanced shadowing where you could practice your new skills. 

    1-2 weeks duration
    Accommodations can be arranged for out-of-town positions (within the state)

    Research assistant

    1 or 2 positions – Stipend available 
    8 weeks duration 

    There are up to two positions for research assistant in the Family Medicine Department for the summer.  This student would attend the 3-day camp and also participate in some form of research activity with a faculty from the Department.  There would also be some clinical time in the two Family Medicine clinics during the 8-week time period. 

    Introduction to clinical medicine (ICM)

    Family Medicine faculty and residents work as preceptors for M2 students as they practice and develop history taking and physical exam skills. These assignments are made by the ICM course director.

    Family Medicine leads small-group demonstrations of physical examinations for female breast and GU, male GU, abdomen and musculoskeletal exams and venipuncture procedures.