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School of Medicine Alumni Newsletter

Fall 2013

The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) alumni publications are published biannually by the Division of Public Affairs. The publications highlight education, clinical practice, alumni, and research for the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, and Health Related Professions.

Ideas for stories are welcome and may be submitted by email to Tom Fortner.


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Lyssa Weatherly
Lyssa Weatherly

Medical School: Making an Entrance

Getting past the doorkeepers of medical school hinges on many attributes beyond lofty test scores and hefty GPAs – motivation, integrity, desire, compassion are among the intangible keys.

Here’s the story of two hopefuls who were turned away – until they followed their heart through the door.

Medicine Gets Poked: Social Media

At the Medical Center, social media has latched onto patients and health-care providers alike, hooking them with its power to dispense massive doses of information, research and, in many cases, solace.

Mending the fragile life: UMMC’s Meeks reflects on decades of heartbreak, triumph

He was 15 the day he got the news about Cliffie.

Compassionate Birthright: Dr. Robert Donald Jr. was destined to serve the forsaken

It had been a typical day at Our Daily Bread, a Pascagoula soup kitchen, where the aroma of fried chicken had lured a homeless couple, Krizia Deal and Michael Pickett, from the woods.

Philanthropy: Flournoy: Gift an homage to physician's schooling

Dr. Edwin Flournoy forged his professional reputation in Georgia, but, thanks to a recent donation, his name will live on in his home state of Mississippi as well.

Philanthropy: Goudelock: 'Miracle' surgery motivates bequest

On any given day, you are likely to find Dr. John Goudelock out in his cow pasture, driving his tractor and feeding his herd.

Philanthropy: Lynch: Scholarship venerates son's memory

The University of Mississippi Medical Center means a lot to Dr. William F. Lynch, Jr. 

Resounding Residencies: Trainees speak up for better patient care

When recent data from the intensive care unit indicated a spike in catheter-associated urinary tract infections, a potential solution to preventing this type of infection for patients at the University of Mississippi Medical Center came from a once-overlooked source.

A record of Survival: Dialysis patient feels right at home

The story of Martha Patrick’s disease is carved in the landscape of her rust-brown limbs – a ridged, flesh-and-blood geology resembling a bird’s-eye view of the Grand Canyon at sunset.

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