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Clinical Elective Diversity Program

This program currently is on hiatus.

The University of Mississippi Medical Center has a long-standing commitment to increasing diversity in its training programs. The aim of the Clinical Elective Diversity Program for Visiting Students is to provide students from diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented in medicine (URM), the opportunity to have an outstanding clinical training experience at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Students will experience first-hand what the Medical Center has to offer.

Consideration is given to students from diverse backgrounds, including socio-economically and/or academically disadvantaged**, rural/urban, underrepresented in medicine and first-generation college graduates.

Additional information

  • If selected for participation in the Clinical Elective Diversity Program for Visiting Students, you will be eligible to receive one of a limited number of stipends to defray travel and housing expenses while on rotation.
  • Applicants to this program must be fourth year medical students in good academic standing from an LCME-accredited institution.
  • Selection may depend upon availability of rotation requested.
  • If you are from an Allopathic (MD) institution please be sure to complete UMMC's elective application through the AAMC's Visiting Student Application Service or VSAS.
  • If you are from an Osteopathic (DO) institution, please contact the UMMC registrar's office to receive the elective application. 
  • Additionally register and submit a completed electronic CEDP application.
  • The list of available fourth-year electives can be accessed through both VSAS and the CEDP application.

For more information, call (601) 984-1339.


University Hospital

The University Hospital is the flagship hospital of the UMMC campus with 256 beds for adult patient care and includes a critical care facility with specialized intensive care units including medical, cardiac, surgical and neuroscience.

Wiser Hospital for Women & Infants

The Wiser Hospital for Women & Infants offers complete care for women and infants with the only OB/GYN emergency room in the state. The neonatal intensive care unit offers the highest level of care for critically ill infants with the only Level III designation in Mississippi.

Batson Children's Hospital

Batson Children's Hospital is the only children's hospital in Mississippi. Included in the 130-bed facility are areas for physical therapy, infant care, treatment rooms, bone marrow transplantation, a pediatric pharmacy, a children's surgical suite, a pediatric emergency room and the state's only pediatric intensive care unit.

Veterans Affairs Medical Center

The VAMC is an educational site for several of our UMMC residency programs. The collaboration with VAMC promotes common standards for patient care, resident and student education and research.

Community-based hospitals

Community-based hospitals also participate in the education of graduate medical education trainees in many of our programs to ensure a robust, well-rounded educational experience.

Graduate Medical Education at UMMC enrolls approximately 135 new residents annually. We currently have 475 total residents in 38 accredited residency programs. Core programs include: Primary Care Specialties (Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, and Ob-gyn); Anesthesiology, Radiology, General Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Neurosurgery, Neurology,Ophthalmology, Orthopedic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Pathology, Plastic Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery; Psychiatry, Urology as well as sub-specialties of the core programs.