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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 six 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

Of the University of Mississippi Medical Center's Class of 2024, about 765 of the 900-plus graduates take part in commencement ceremonies at the Mississippi Coliseum.

UMMC graduates urged to ‘look for the joy’ during the essential work ahead

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

More than 900 graduates from the University of Mississippi’s health sciences schools are poised to take on challenges conferred on them by their brand-new degrees. Among those who participated in UMMC’s 68th annual Commencement on Friday were two graduates from “a long line of nurses.” Actually, from the same line. Read More

Members of the Class of 2024 are urged to

Photos: Some of the Class of 2024's best commencement moments are captured here

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Loved ones and distinguished guests gathered on May 24 to applaud students from the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s Class of 2024. More than 760 of the 942 graduates accepted their diplomas on the stage of the Mississippi Coliseum. Read More

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