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  • Welcome, SOM Class of 2020

    Congratulations, and welcome to the University of Mississippi School of Medicine.

    The freshman medical year 2016-17 begins at 7:45 a.m.Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, in R153 (see map below). In early May, via email, you will receive your student number and WebID/Network login. Please follow the instructions included in the email to create a password, accept/decline financial aid, and acknowledge the registration and FERPA agreements for both the fall and spring semesters. We'd also like for you to validate that your personal information is correct and complete.

    You'll receive a packet of information during the summer via U.S. Postal Service with additional materials and other important resources. Be certain to have your driver's license, laptop and a ballpoint pen with you on the first day. You are asked to be dressed in business casual attire. In the event extenuating circumstances preclude you from being present Aug.10, notify me promptly.

    The White Coat Ceremony is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug., 11, at the Belhaven Center for the Arts. Each student may bring three guests to this function. The male attire for this ceremony is shirt/tie, and the female attire is dress/skirt or dressy pants outfit.

    We have organized a Family Orientation Day, scheduled for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12. This event runs parallel to M1 orientation activities. Families and M1's will have a chance to meet for lunch as a part of busy agendas for both groups. The program is designed to help answer questions about the institution, medical school curriculum, services available to the student and discuss the families' role as a support. Consider making your family aware of this fun and popular program. Sign-up and additional information can be found on the Family Day website

    As you know, parking for all medical students is in the stadium parking lot located immediately west of the medical center on North State Street.  Information on student service resources is available on the Student Affairs website.

    My goal is to provide the necessary information, support, guidance and resources needed for your success. I'm available by email, telephone nd in person to answer questions, coordinate services, and/or address concerns. Please don't hesitate to let me know how to best assist you.



    Jerry Clark, Ph.D.
    Associate Dean for Student Affairs, School of Medicine