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School of Nursing

The University of Mississippi School of Nursing was founded in 1948, and thousands of its graduates have cared for the people of Mississippi in health care ever since. The SON develops nurse leaders through our innovative partnerships; unique community-based systems; evidence-based practice and research; and a focus on excellence and life-long learning.

The UMMC campus houses four specialized hospitals, including the state's only children's hospital, a women's and infant's hospital, an adult hospital, and a critical care hospital. These learning hospitals give SON students the opportunity to participate in truly unique clinical experiences not found anywhere else in the state. UMMC also has the state's only Level 1 trauma center, Level 4 neonatal intensive care nursery, and organ transplant program, meaning that our students have the opportunity to obtain the experiences required in the field and population of their choice.

School of Dentistry

The University of Mississippi School of Dentistry, the state's only dental school, admitted its first class in 1975. The school delivers state-of-the-art dental care in Mississippi, provided by student doctors in the school, by resident doctors in the school, University Hospital and Medical Mall, and by our full-time faculty in the school's faculty practice suite. The school houses more than 5,000 square feet of research laboratories from which innovative, world-class research is currently being conducted by faculty.

Dentistry remains one of the most respected professions nationally, and an increasing number of young men and women seek to enter dental schools each year. The student body in the School of Dentistry represents an accomplished and diverse group of individuals from communities throughout the state.

School of Medicine

The University of Mississippi School of Medicine trains physicians to deliver skilled, equitable health care to all citizens of Mississippi, the region and nation; this is the essential goal of the medical school.

Along the way, students who complete the four-year course of study leading to the Doctor of Medicine degree absorb the school’s core values, including respect for the range of diversity reflected in all people.

The University of Mississippi School of Medicine is committed to training skilled and compassionate physicians to provide high-quality and equitable health care particularly to the state’s residents, including diverse and underserved populations. The school prepares learners to provide excellent care through programs of innovative education, state-of-the-art research and comprehensive clinical practice.


As the state’s only academic medical center, the University of Mississippi Medical Center seeks to improve the health of Mississippi’s population and eliminate health disparities through education, research and patient care.

UMMC includes six hospitals, 35 clinics and more than 200 telehealth sites statewide. Our health care locations serve as teaching sites as part of our mission to educate tomorrow’s caregivers.

UMMC encompasses six health science schools: medicine, nursing, health related professions, dentistry, graduate studies and population health. The Medical Center includes the state’s only Level I trauma center, only children’s hospital, only organ and bone marrow transplant program and the only Telehealth Center of Excellence, one of two in the nation.

Clinical Research

The University of Mississippi Medical Center is rethinking the role of academic medicine in improving health. We strive to create a research environment centered on partnership and care transformation with the goal of improving health outcomes for everyone. Our vision includes collaborative research initiatives in which basic, translational, and clinical researchers work across disciplines and specialties to discover fundamental insights into human health and disease and to apply their discoveries to develop new diagnostic tools and treatments.

In addition to working with other medical and academic institutions, our researchers develop health solutions with partners, including members of the community, nonprofit organizations and government entities.