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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.

Thank you for visiting our webpage, and please feel free to browse through our many programs.  

Seven Schools. One UMMC.

  1. School of Medicine building exterior.


    School of Medicine
  2. School of Nursing building exterior.


    School of Nursing
  3. School of Health Related Professions building exterior.


    School of Health Related Professions
  4. School of Dentistry building exterior.


    School of Dentistry
  5. School of Pharmacy building exterior.


    School of Pharmacy
  6. Guyton Research Complex building exterior.


    School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences

  7. School of Population Health exterior building.


    John D. Bower School of Population Health

Academic Affairs News

Brian Christman is keeping his talents at UMMC. Come fall, he will begin working on a PhD in biostatistics and data science in his journey to becoming a professor/researcher.

#UMMCGrad2023: Late bloomer finds his way following three loves

Monday, May 22, 2023

After realizing he was too squeamish to be a physician, Brian Christman found his calling in statistics and data science, which allow him to “play in everyone’s backyard.” Read More

Dr. Amy Smith, second from left, Alumna of the Year, is congratulated by, from left, Michelle Goreth, president-elect of the UMMC School of Nursing Alumni Association; Michael Parnell, association president; and Dr. Julie Sanford, dean of the School of Nursing.

Nursing Alumna of Year serving ‘nation’s heroes’ as VA leader

Monday, May 15, 2023

Dr. Amy Smith, who earned a BSN and MSN at UMMC, is the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs director of clinical operations for specialty care and recipient of the Nursing Alumna of the Year Award. Also Presly Lowry, nursing instructor, received the Early Career Achievement Award during the annual School of Nursing Alumni Awards luncheon. Read More

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