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Welcome to the Office of Academic Affairs

Portrait of Dr. Scott Rogers and Dr. Natalie Gaughf
Scott M. Rodgers, MD Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Natalie W. Gaughf, PhD, ABPP Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

The University of Mississippi Medical Center supports seven health professions schools on its main campus in Jackson and successfully graduates roughly 1000 health care professionals each year, many of whom choose to stay and practice in the state.

The Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs oversees the academic enterprise of UMMC. To support our academic mission, each member of our team plays an essential role in our continuing success as we work to identify and promote best practices in health care education, including the following: 

  • Academic planning and strategy
  • Academic policies and procedures
  • Continuing health professions education
  • Faculty development and success
  • Institutional accreditation
  • Quality improvement and innovation in education
  • Resources through the Rowland Medical Library
  • Student services and success

Our goals are to provide quality education to our students and trainees and to promote lifelong learning to our alumni, faculty, and staff.

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Academic Affairs News

Nursing students joined members of the Mississippi Nurse Honor Guard for a ceremony passing a lamp, symbolizing the light of knowledge.

Rich history, bright future: UMMC School of Nursing celebrates 75th anniversary

Monday, November 6, 2023

Alumni, faculty and students celebrated 75 years of nursing education for the UMMC School of Nursing Friday. The first academic nursing program in the state began as part of the School of Medicine in Oxford but moved to Jackson in 1956. The anniversary comes as the school anticipates construction of a new home on the Medical Center campus. Read More

It was a packed house one day last week for a lecture by Dr. Heather Drummond, professor of physiology and biophysics. indicative of UMMC's overall enrollment picture.

Go figure: Overall enrollment is up again

Monday, November 6, 2023

With some campus schools showing increases, the Medical Center recorded another high for the number of learners enrolled in the fall, counting residents and fellows. High also: their quality and commitment. Read More

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