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Welcome from the Dean

Welcome to the School of Health Related Professions (SHRP) at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). Originally established in 1971, SHRP has trained more than 3,000 allied-health professionals across the state over the past 46 years.

Located on UMMC's Jackson campus, the school began by offering certificates in dental hygiene and medical records administration. In 1973, SHRP added physical therapy, which became the school's first baccalaureate offering. Since then, the school has grown steadily and now offers bachelor's degrees in health sciences, health informatics and information management, histotechnology, medical laboratory science, and radiologic sciences. SHRP also offers a Master of Health Sciences, a Master of Health Informatics and Information Management, a Master of Science in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, a Master of Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology, a Doctor of Occupational Therapy, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, and a Doctor of Health Administration.

More students have been attracted to healthcare careers and our enrollment has grown along with our degree programs. The school has an average enrollment of more than 600 students per year.

SHRP features state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories and is one of the finest facilities in the country for health-related professions. Completed in 1999, the building features therapy skills laboratories, clinical laboratories, a radiologic simulation laboratory, and a ,500 square foot state-of-the-art active learning classroom known as the Collaboratory.

One of SHRP's overall goals is to prepare and encourage health care providers to practice in rural and medically underserved parts of the state. We welcome all students around the state to consider our programs. We have made it easier for place-bound students to further their education at SHRP without leaving their hometowns. Our Advanced Standing and Progression programs are designed to identify and recruit highly qualified students early, so that upon graduation from an allied health program at a Mississippi community college, they can enter the work force and simultaneously enroll in one of our online baccalaureate programs.

If you are interested in a career where you have opportunities to make a difference in the lives of your fellow Mississippians. SHRP may have just the program for you. Give us a call at (601) 984-6300, or e-mail us on this website to learn more about any of our programs.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Jessica H. Bailey, PhD, RHIA
Dean of School of Health Related Professions

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