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Welcome to the Department of Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. The Medical Center is a graduate institution of the University of Mississippi, "Ole Miss." We are located in the state capitol of Jackson. Our campus includes several hospitals and the G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery VA Medical Center. The hospitals in our university system include University Hospital, Batson Children's Hospital, Wiser Hospital for Women and Infants and Conerly Critical Care Hospital. Also on campus is Methodist Rehabilitation Hospital. The Jackson Medical Mall, located approximately one mile from campus, incorporates our teaching clinics, provides extraordinary opportunities for service to our patients, and complements the 80,000-square-foot multispecialty University Physicians Medical Pavilion on the main campus. University Physicians also has two specialty satellite clinics for women's care and multispecialties.
Dr. Shirley Schlessinger
As the state's only academic health center, the focus of our training program is three-fold: education, clinical care, and research. The distinctive feature of our program is the combination of quality, hands-on medical education in a setting with a "southern flavor." We respect and value each other as colleagues, co-learners, and public servants, and consider it an honor to work together in this special place. Our department is committed to advancing education by setting the highest standards for professional development. Our faculty members work one-on-one with students, residents, and fellows to provide exceptional training and develop superb patient-care skills. Over the past decade, the department has increased the annual number of our trainees by 36 percent to 120 while at the same time maintaining one of the highest pass rates on the internal medicine board examination in the United States (97%). The Medical Center and the department have all the bells and whistles of the great training centers. From heart, kidney, and bone marrow transplantation to training programs in medicine-pediatrics, geriatrics and allergy immunology, an optimal and cutting-edge learning environment is our focus and our pride. Our faculty members have come from many of the best academic health centers, and have increased in number by 50 percent over the past decade. Our department continues to expand its research activities. Faculty members continue to participate in nationally funded research and publish in the highest quality journals. In the past ten years our annual support for research has increased by 670 percent with a similar increase in productivity. Most importantly many of our publications include our trainees providing them with the opportunity to learn research skills and participate in scholarly activity. I hope you will contact us if we can provide more information.
Shirley Schlessinger, MDProfessor and Chair of the Department of Medicine
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216
General Information: 601-984-1000
Patient Appointments: 888-815-2005