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Phuong Le's passage to a career in medicine began in a city market in Vietnam, where she caught her first glimpse of human suffering.

#UMMCGrad2021: SOM grad’s heart for children shaped by faces of pain

Monday, May 24, 2021

From her first encounter with the scars of war in her native country of Vietnam, Phuong Le may have been destined to take care of patients who are often too young to care for themselves. She is now setting out for a career as a pediatrician, motivated and moved as an eyewitness to the suffering of children – and their courage. Read More

At her clinic in Brookhaven, Dr. Carolita Heritage, an obstetrician-gynecologist, examines Jessica Holmes of Liberty, who is also a sonographer at the clinic. “There is always a need for primary physicians here,

New grant makes real IMPACT on state's rural primary care

Monday, May 3, 2021

In the race to put more primary care physicians in places where they’re most needed in Mississippi, the course has become a bit smoother. With a multimillion-dollar grant, the School of Medicine is now able to, among other things, expose more students to patient care in rural clinics, an effort educators believe will persuade many to one day open their practices there. Read More

Viral reflections: Alumni unravel pandemic's impact on them

School of Medicine alumni are scattered across the state and throughout the country, representing numerous graduating classes and practicing a variety of specialties at an assortment of institutions. By March 2020, they, like their colleagues here at UMMC, were facing a common enemy, sharing similar emotions and hoping for the same thing: an end to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published on Monday, April 19, 2021

Homeless patient care focus of UMMC students' lesson

Learning to work together to care for a homeless veteran was the goal of an interprofessional exercise involving medical, nursing and pharmacy students. During the simulation at the School of Nursing, students could listen to the lung function of a manikin named Pete Prince Jr., observe his vital signs and advocate for him as their patient. The annual exercise teaches students the importance of every care team member.

Published on Monday, March 29, 2021

Match Day 2021 ends medical students’ ‘nerve-racking’ wait

Last week, more than 130 students in the School of Medicine discovered where they will spend the next several years as physicians. On Friday, scores of these students mounted the stage of Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson to announce to their peers where they will train in their specialties as residents, in locations from Boston to Gainesville, and from Chapel Hill to Portland. Nearly half of those students – 60 in all – matched right here at the Medical Center.

Published on Monday, March 22, 2021

No ‘Idol’ boast – medical student wins Golden Ticket to Hollywood

Everyone around medical student Conner Ball knew he was a gifted singer/musician – in fact, they seemed to know it better than he did. Then, as a kind of confidence-booster, his wife Carrie bought him a recording session at a local studio, and that was, more or less, the first step toward a coveted audition with one of America’s premier TV talent shows.

Published on Friday, March 19, 2021

#UMMCGrad2020: Bailey relies on family, fortitude to prevail

Published on Monday, May 11, 2020

School of Medicine makes good on PROMISE to foster more diversity

Published on Thursday, February 27, 2020

People of the U: Patrick O'Brien

Published on Monday, January 6, 2020

Woodward gets nod for national role in academic medicine

Published on Thursday, November 21, 2019

In a tale of two departments, former classmates reunite as chairs

Published on Monday, October 21, 2019

Medicine still mending from Jim Crow era

Published on Thursday, October 3, 2019

SOM graduate is orthopaedic surgery trailblazer

Published on Thursday, September 26, 2019

Barksdales’ gifts help students keep ‘the main thing the main thing’

Published on Monday, September 16, 2019

More leading lights brighten Medical Alumni Chapter’s Hall of Fame

Published on Thursday, August 29, 2019

Residents, welcome to your new life – beginning today

Published on Monday, July 1, 2019

Visual management boards give frontline staff care solutions forum

Published on Monday, June 10, 2019

UMMC confers 853 degrees in health sciences professions

Published on Friday, May 24, 2019

Gold Humanism celebrates 'other half' of being a doctor

Published on Thursday, May 16, 2019

Medical school dream no longer haunts ground-breaking student

Published on Monday, April 8, 2019

Adult congenital heart program receives coveted national accolade

Published on Thursday, April 4, 2019

Video: Med students meet their Match on one of 'best days of the year’

Published on Monday, March 18, 2019

Run-and-gun mentor: In academic medicine, Brodell runs full-court press

Published on Monday, March 11, 2019

Video: ENT students, staff give back to Mississippi Food Network

Published on Monday, February 11, 2019

Thriving after heart transplant, tragic fire, Gabbi Smith turns 1

Published on Thursday, January 17, 2019