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  • Welcome to the School of Medicine

    As both a former student, faculty member and now dean, I can say that our medical school is among the finest in the country.

    Dr. LouAnn Woodward
    Dr. LouAnn Woodward

    It began in Oxford on the University of Mississippi's main campus in 1903 as a two-year certificate program. In 1955, the school moved to Jackson where its curriculum was expanded to four years in the brand new medical center. Since then, UMMC's complex has steadily grown, to now include six schools, four hospitals, and nationally recognized research centers in cardiovascular/renal, cancer, obesity, neurodegenerative disorders, and women's health.

    With an increased interest in the health professions, the School of Medicine's enrollment and course offerings have also grown, and in the fall of 2012, we reached a record enrollment of 521 students.

    As proud as we are of our history, we take just as much pride in our future - a future vested in the lives and careers of prospective medical students just like you. In time, we want to help solve some of Mississippi's previously intractable health dilemmas: access to care and the disparities of health status.

    Interested in being part of Mississippi's healthcare future? Give us a call at (601) 984-5010, or email us on this website to learn more. 

    LouAnn Woodward, MD 
    Dean and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs
    University of Mississippi Medical Center