For Students and Trainees

For Students and Trainees

Cancer providers and researchers in the UMMC Cancer Institute unite to educate our state’s next generation of cancer caregivers and researchers; help keep current cancer caregivers up to date on new cancer therapies and reach out to our state’s residents to promote ongoing screening and prevention.

  • Research discoveries expand our global knowledge about cancer.
  • Collaborations let us learn from each other.
  • Classroom, laboratory and clinical training allows faculty to share their expertise.
  • Community outreach teaches us what is most important to our fellow Mississippians who live with cancer.

The Cancer Institute’s primary goal is to support a world-class cancer education program for health professionals at UMMC and at the University of Mississippi.

Each of UMMC’s seven schools encompasses some aspect of cancer care. The schools of Graduate Studies, Health Related Professions, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry and Population Health play a role in training health professionals to fight cancer with knowledge.

Supporting the schools are:

  • A portfolio of training grants, residencies and fellowships
  • A strong series of seminars, journal clubs and workshops
  • Interdisciplinary research training opportunities for students, residents and fellows.

The Cancer Institute also supports education programs for:

  • Continuing medical education for Mississippi’s health care providers.
  • Community education to help Mississippians lead healthy, cancer-free lives.