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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

Medical student Hannah O'Bryan admires a freshly stuffed bear as classmate James Lemon works on his own.

Students stirred to learn more about ‘the origin of everything’

Monday, March 6, 2023

The inspiration for starting the Medical Genetics Student Interest Group could be loosely traced back to one student’s encounters with alarming arachnids. But the impulse that informs its work is definitively human, including as it does some members who could one day be the hope of children with rare diseases. Read More

Dr. David Brown, professor of cell and molecular biology, offers his interpretation of a Jamal Cyrus mixed media sculpture to Mississippi Museum of Art tour guide Grayston Barron during the UMMC Academy for Excellence in Education's event at the museum.

Educators ponder art, connect across schools during trip to museum

Monday, March 6, 2023

Members of a select group of educators from across UMMC’s schools got to know one another during a guided tour of the Mississippi Museum of Art’s most intriguing current exhibits. Read More

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