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HIV Medicine Course

To help meet the needs of people living with HIV/AIDS in Mississippi, UMMC's Department of Medicine is committed to developing the HIV medicine workforce in the state. To that end, internal medicine and medicine/pediatrics residents are offered focused training in HIV medicine during their final year of residency.

The HIV Medicine course consists of a longitudinal continuity clinic experience at the Jackson Medical Mall Adult Special Care Clinic, the site of UMMC’s Ryan White program. The clinic experience is supplemented with an online curriculum and lectures provided by UMMC’s AIDS Education Training Center.

The application period occurs during PGY-2 year. Residents are eligible to participate during their senior year of residency with priority given to those intending to practice in a primary care setting after completion of training.

Former Graduates


  • Richard C. Calderone, DO - General Internal Medicine, Forrest General Hospital-Hattiesburg, MS; Faculty, Forrest General Family Medicine Residency; Ryan White physician, Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative
  • Andrew J. Bartlett, MD - Hospital Medicine, Greenwood Leflore Hospital, Greenwood, MS 


  • Savannah E. Duckworth, MD - Academic Internal Medicine, UMMC
  • Erica P. Turse, DO, MPH - Gastroenterology fellow, University of Missouri Health Center, Columbus, MO


  • Nikki N. Cager, MD - General Internal Medicine, Northwest MS Regional Medical Center, Clarksdale, MS; Medical Director for Ryan White care, Deporres Health Center, Marks, MS
  • Jessica S. Lavender, MD - Academic Internal Medicine, UMMC