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  • Emergency Medicine Residency Program

    The Emergency Medicine residency program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center was founded in 1986, with departmental status since 1994. We are a PGY 1-3 program and will match 11 residents to start July 1, 2015. Over 200 emergency physicians have graduated our program and currently practice in a wide range of settings. Many of our graduates stay in Mississippi or other Southeastern states; however, we have graduates practicing all across the country, and several internationally. Approximately 25% percent of our graduates pursue careers in academic medicine.

    The goal of residency training in emergency medicine is to produce true emergency specialists, with both the knowledge and clinical experience to respond to each and every medical emergency in any arena. Education, at the bedside and in the conference room, forms the keystone of our approach to residency training at UMMC. Finally, all residents should be well trained in teaching and research, and we ensure this happens. With several million dollars in research grants and an active research fellowship, we are particularly proud of the exceptional research produced in our department. Residents and students play an active role in keeping our department in the top tier of research departments across the country.

    The first-year resident's primary role is patient care. Assessment, diagnostic and management skills are refined, and procedural skills are stressed through a program of intensive training. In the second year, the resident has the added responsibility of managing an area of the department, and further develops skills in resuscitation of critical patients. In the senior year, the resident assumes responsibility for the department in its entirety and directs both medical and trauma resuscitations.

    Program Directors

    B Tollefson
    Brian J. Tollefson, MD
    Program Director

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    Neal Glover, MD
    Associate Program Director

    JP Sandifer

    John Pettey Sandifer, MD
    Associate Program Director

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    Sarah Sterling, MD
    Associate Program Director