Recognizing the value of non-traditional approaches to improving health care for medically underserved communities and populations in Mississippi, the Professional Portal Program will identify, nurture and maximize the academic potential of students who strive towards careers in health care or biomedical science that will benefit the underserved of this state.
The Professional Portal Program at the UMMC School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences utilizes the power of mentorship to attract, sustain and empower students underrepresented in medicine, or from environmentally and/or economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
The Professional Portal Program consists of a mentor-based, comprehensive program that offers a terminal degree in the biomedical sciences. This degree is suitable as preparation for teaching at the community/junior college level, as advanced training for governmental and industrial positions, and as an indication of competitiveness for admission to the University of Mississippi Schools of Medicine.Criteria for admission to the PPP include:
Students must successfully complete the program of study for and be approved to receive the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences degree in order to be fulfill requirements for direct admission to the School of Medicine at UMMC.