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About the University of Mississippi Medical Center

The University of Mississippi Medical Center, based in Jackson, is the state's only academic medical center. UMMC includes six health science schools: medicine, nursing, dentistry, health related professions, graduate studies and population health. Enrollment in all programs is more than 3,000 students.

The Medical Center's three-part mission is to improve the lives of Mississippians by educating tomorrow's health care professionals, conducting health sciences research, and providing cutting-edge patient care. A major goal of the Medical Center is the elimination of differences in health status of Mississippians based on race, geography, income or social status.

Integral to its education and research missions, UMMC provides wide-ranging patient care programs. University Hospital is a large adult in-patient facility and is joined on the Jackson campus by three specialized hospitals including the only children's hospital in Mississippi, a women and infants' hospital and a critical care hospital. UMMC offers the only Level I trauma center, the only Level IV neonatal intensive care unit, the only organ transplant programs in the state and many other specialty referral services. University Physicians, the faculty group practice of the School of Medicine, includes about 700 doctors, many of them among leaders in their field, who care for patients in the hospitals and clinics on campus, around the Jackson metro area, and in outreach clinics around the state. UMMC includes two community hospitals, UMMC Holmes County in Lexington and UMMC Grenada.

With more than 10,000 full- and part-time employees, UMMC is one of the largest employers in Mississippi. The Medical Center's $2 billion annual budget - approximately one-tenth from state appropriations that are directed to assist the academic mission - represents 10 percent of the Jackson metro area economy and two percent of the state economy. UMMC continues to grow in all its mission areas.