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 Universityof 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.
For more information, call (601) 984-1339.
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 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 The University ofMississippi Medical Center 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.
*"Underrepresented in Medicine-(URM)" means those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population." (http://www.aamc.org/meded/urm/statusofnewdefinition.pdf)**An individual from a disadvantaged background is defined as one who comes from an environment that has inhibited the individual from obtaining the knowledge, skill, and abilities required to enroll in and graduate from a health professions school, or from a program providing education or training in an allied health profession; or comes from a family with an annual income below a level based on low income thresholds according to family size published by the U.S. Federal Register. (http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/dsa/lds.htm)