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Monday, November 15, 2021
For the third year in a row, Medical Center schools as a whole have boosted the number of students who have decided to make health care careers their goal as the state’s future nurses, scientists, doctors, dentists, speech pathologists, occupational or physical therapists, among many more. In the face of the pandemic and personal crises, they have prevailed. Read More
Monday, August 16, 2021
Those who learn, teach and lead among the Medical Center’s rollcall of schools are, of course, also up against the pandemic’s growing list of deficits and demands – in the clinic and the classroom. At UMMC, COVID-19 has already had a profound impact on education, most certainly for all time.
When members of the first Doctor of Occupational Therapy class in the School for Health Related Professions graduated in May, they entered the workforce with a much deeper education than master’s level graduates. The OTD students delved into patient care, and also concepts related to leadership, management, specialty practice and scholarly activities, which armed them to explore both traditional and non-traditional OT settings.
Published on Monday, June 28, 2021
Dr. Penny Rogers vividly remembers coming to the Medical Center as a teenager to visit her brother, who was a patient in the old Children's Circle area long before Batson Children's Hospital had been built. The comforting interaction with the pediatric health care team drew her back to the Jackson campus to study occupational therapy. Now the newly minted professor of occupational therapy has been named the 2021 SHRP Alum of the Year.
Published on Monday, June 14, 2021
One of the highlights of Emily Cole’s job as UMMC’s registrar is to stand on the commencement stage and hand diploma covers to each school’s dean, who presents them to the freshly minted graduates. This year, after earning her DHA in the School of Health Related Professions. Cole will be on the receiving end of the annual graduation “hand-off.”
Published on Monday, May 24, 2021
When high school students think of careers in the medical field, they generally consider becoming doctors, nurses or dentists. But there’s a whole other spectrum of opportunities for them in the allied health professions. Read how a medical laboratory science faculty member is turning youngsters’ heads with a program that could impact Mississippi’s health care future.
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