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Published in This Week on February 24, 2014

Family medicine faculty welcome Shipley

Shipley_SonyaDr. Sonya R. Shipley, a UMMC alum and an experienced private practice family physician, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of family medicine.

After receiving the B.S. in biology magna cum laude from Millsaps College in 2004, Shipley earned the M.D. at UMMC in 2008 and had postgraduate training in the Department of Family Medicine here from 2008-11.

Shipley served as a private practice family physician at King's Daughters Medical Clinic in Brookhaven from 2011-12 and at the FirstCare Medical Center in Brownsville, Tenn., from 2012-13 before returning to Jackson.

An active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Shipley is the author of an article in the peer-reviewed Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association, "Clinical Problem Solving: Doc, I Feel Like I'm Getting Fat."


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