Training Mississippi’s future health professionals is our greatest responsibility. We strive to provide a robust, yet supportive, academic environment for our students as they gain the knowledge and skills required to excel in their chosen health science career. We made great strides in our education mission over the last year.
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UMMC School Enrollment Climbs
Enrollment for the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s schools is at an all-time high, posting record-setting figures that reflect a commitment to meet the state’s needs for health care workforce.
With a total enrollment of 3,056 for the 2021-2022 academic year, the schools as a whole show a 1.6 percent increase over the year before and 5.7 percent since 2017.
Released in November 2021 by the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning, the numbers capture six Medical Center schools – all but pharmacy, whose share is part of the official count for the University of Mississippi in Oxford.
“It’s encouraging to see so many future medical professionals and scientists, who have witnessed the recent health care crisis and resulting stress on caregivers, stand up and say, ‘I want to do that,’” said Dr. LouAnn Woodward, UMMC vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine.
“Mississippi’s health care future is in good hands with the students enrolled in our schools,” Woodward said. “These students want to commit to a life of service, and we will all benefit from their steadfast dedication to that pursuit.”
New programs added in AY22:
- Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics and Data Science
- Graduate Certificate in Population Health Science