CenterView: May 30, 2011
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Except for the "nosebleed" seats, the Mississippi Coliseum was just about filled with family and friends of the 537 UMMC graduates who would walk across the stage to get a degree in the health professions.
Annaliese Johnson gained a pair of almae mater when she took part in the Medical Center's Commencement last Friday. As a participant in the School of Nursing's dual degree program, Johnson, from Madison, received the B.S.N. from UMMC and the B.S. in biology from Belhaven College simultaneously.
Graduating physiologist Dr. Josh Speed recognizes earning a doctorate is much like baseball, the sport he played since childhood.
As a child, Brian McCrate hated taking medicine, but his antipathy fueled his curiosity about pharmaceuticals.
To hear Erica du Plessis' very American accent, you'd never guess that the occupational therapy graduate's native language was Afrikaans, an offspring of the Dutch language.
When Jasmine Campbell walked off the stage as an M.D. graduate, she could say she had done something very few medical students in the entire country have done - matched in dermatology.
Most people would be lucky to ever walk again after fracturing their C2 vertebrae in a car crash. But Benjamin DeHart stood up moments after fracturing his - albeit only for a few seconds.
With the state's unique health disparities, Mississippi needs more allied health professionals in the workforce. At the same time, the state needs those professionals to have an avenue to increase their training and education.