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    Why come to the University of Mississippi Medical Center to earn a degree in the biomedical sciences?  Here are the answers:

    Competitive scholarships and living allowances.
    The School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) offers a highly competitive PhD recruitment package including a living allowance ($24,150), full-tuition scholarship, along with free health insurance. Our students are also eligible for up to $3,000 dollars per academic year to attend scientific meetings.     

    Nationally and internationally recognized biomedical researchers and distinguished alumni. UMMC researchers bring in over 75 Million dollars each year from NIH and other organizations to perform groundbreaking research in basic and clinical sciences, population health and human diseases such as Alzheimers, Cardiovascular and Renal diseases, Cancer, Dementia, Obesity and Diabetes, Infectious Diseases. Graduates of our programs have gone on the become presidents of scientific societies, leaders at pharmaceutical and biotech companies, and exemplary educators at undergraduate universities. 

    MS in the Biomedical Sciences program for student applying to medical or dental schools. In addition to the PhD programs, UMMC offers multiple Master programs including the Masters of Science in the Biomedical Sciences. This degree program is designed for those wanting to expand their biomedical sciences background prior to applying for medical or dental school or PhD program, for those interested in teaching high school or community college or for those interested in governmental services. 

    Vibrant living environment near campus and beach and mountain excursions just hours away. UMMC is nestled in the trendy Fondren neighborhood which serves as the artistic center for the Jackson  metro area.  The people are friendly, diverse and social.  The environment is family oriented and there's always something to do in Fondren. The Meridian, Fondren's newest and finest apartment living, is located across the street from UMMC.  Restaurants, shopping, entertainment and more are all within walking distance.  It's a great place to live and learn. Enjoy Gulf Coast beaches only 3 hours away from Jackson or Smoky Mountains in just a half day. But don't take our word for it, let's see what some of our students have to say:

    Name: Ericka
    Home State: Colorado 
    I am originally from Colorado and I completed my undergraduate studies in Wyoming. I decided to come to UMMC and be a part of the Physiology graduate program because I could tell right off the bat that one of the goals of the faculty is to provide excellent mentoring, guidance, and assistance to students throughout their graduate education.


    Name: Sutton
    Home State: Michigan
    I am a third year clinical anatomy doctoral student from Holland, Michigan. I chose UMMC primarily due to the exciting prospect of being the first student in their new Clinical Anatomy PhD program. During my interview process it was clear that the faculty were passionate about producing skilled instructors and that they truly cared about student success.


    Name:  Anissa
    Home State:  Mississippi 
    I knew that getting accepted to the Masters of Biomedical Sciences program at UMMC would give me a competitive edge!  It's a challenging curriculum, but I knew that in just one year, I'd be prepared for the next step in my career whether it be medical school, earning a PhD, or something else in science!


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