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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

Dr. Utsav Nandi, an emergency department physician, earned a master's degree from the School of Population Health to better serve his patients.

#2024UMMCGrad: ER doc masters population health

Monday, April 15, 2024

Dr. Utsav Nandi, an ER physician at UMMC, will earn a master’s in School of Population Health in May, his second post-residency degree in eight years. Read More

PT student Jacob Lape demonstrates movements used by patients when studied using VR technology as Dr. Jacob Daniels and PT student Abigail Thiessen watch.

Technological advances reshape rapidly evolving class settings at SHRP

Monday, April 15, 2024

Technology is an indispensable tool in the delivery of health science education. Educators and students in the School of Health Related Professions are staying ahead of the curve as part of a rapidly changing landscape. Read More

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