Residency

Curriculum

PGY-1 Year

  • Family Medicine Inpatient (3 months)
  • women's Urgent Care
  • Pediatric Inpatient
  • Pediatric ER
  • Sports Medicine
  • Family Medicine Outpatient Month
  • Nursery
  • Orientation
  • Family Medicine Continuity Clinic
  • ICU

PGY-2 Year

  • Family Medicine Inpatient (3 months)
  • Elective (1-1/2 month)
  • Endocrine/Dermatology
  • Orthopedics
  • OB
  • Geriatrics
  • Pediatric Ambulatory

PGY-3 Year

  • Family Medicine Inpatient (2 months)
  • Elective (2 months)
  • Surgery
  • Ambulatory Medicine
  • Neurology/Pulmonary
  • Renal
  • Radiology
  • Cardiology
  • ER MBMC
  • Family Medicine Ambulatory Clinic
*One elective in the PGY-3 year may be used as an out-of-town experience.

Note: All PGY-2 and 3 experiences are community/private practice unless specified.

Nursing homes

Second- and third-year residents provide continuity of care to patients at a community living center in collaboration with the VA hospital.  Residents make monthly teaching and patient care rounds with Geriatrics and Family Medicine faculty.

Conferences

Core curriculum conferences are presented every Wednesday morning. These include a variety of lecture, discussion, and workshop formats. Residents are involved in presenting journal club, case presentations and senior conferences.

Procedure training

Procedure workshops are held throughout the residency. These include workshops on colposcopy, joint injections, splinting and casting, IUD and nexplanon training, endometrial biopsy, and toenail removal. Additional training in ultrasound is offered electively.

Special program components

Our program serves as primary physicians for students at  the MS School for the Blind and Deaf and Millsaps College, both located close to the UMMC campus. Residents attend to students' needs at on-site medical clinics on a rotational basis. Students from any school requiring more extensive care are seen in our residency clinics.

Additional educational and patient care support
  • Clinical psychologist faculty supervising psychology fellows
  • Two PharmD faculty
  • PhD educator

Workload

Our program is committed to providing a reasonable workload for all residents - one that allows time with family and for outside hobbies. All schedules abide by the ACGME duty hours.

Community involvement

  • Capital Day
  • Baptist/Community/College Health Fairs
  • Jackson Free Clinic - Residents volunteer time at the Jackson Free Clinic, opened January 2002.The clinic was established and is operated by the student-led Family Medicine Interest Group and supported by the Department of Family Medicine with direct supervision of patient care by the department faculty.