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Department of Medicine

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The Department of Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center was founded in 1955 and has a rich history of dedication to clinical care, education and research. UMMC is the state’s only academic health science center and includes seven health science schools.

As the largest department on campus, the DOM includes 12 divisions: allergy and immunology, cardiology, digestive diseases, endocrinology, general internal medicine and hypertension, geriatrics, hematology and oncology, hospital medicine, infectious diseases, nephrology, rheumatology and molecular immunology, and pulmonary critical care and sleep medicine.

The department includes over 300 staff and treats adult patients in various locations across the city, including UMMC main campus, the Jackson Medical Mall, Belhaven University Physicians, UMMC Specialty Select and UMMC Grant’s Ferry.

Welcome from Our Chair

Welcome to the Department of Medicine (DOM) at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. The DOM is dedicated to providing highest quality expert patient care, training of the next generation of internists and subspecialist physicians, and research effort to discover and develop more effective medical therapies and medical cures for tomorrow. Integral to University of Mississippi Medical Center, the only academic medical center in Mississippi, the DOM represents the largest academic department and includes 12 divisions and 145 faculty across multiple locations.

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Dr. Jermaine Gray, center, receives his Executive Masters in Population Health Management diploma from Dr. Bettina Beech, dean of the John D. Bower School of Population Health.

Population health management graduates apply skills to practice

Thursday, September 12, 2019

There were no caps or gowns, but there were diplomas and smiles as the John D. Bower School of Population Health honored the first graduates of its Executive Masters in Population Health Management Program. The three alumni have already taken the lessons they learned and translated them into their clinical practice. Read More

Kim Upton, pharmacist, prepares patient medications in the UMMC Grenada pharmacy.

Family med department tries new responsible opioid prescribing tools

Thursday, September 12, 2019

With the support of the Centers for Disease Control, the UMMC Department of Family Medicine is collecting data to determine how well it is meeting five of the CDC’s guidelines for opioid prescribing. Providers in the department are also using a new tool in Epic that reminds them to meet and check certain criteria. Read More

Grand Rounds with UMMC Medicine

Weekly Grand Rounds showcase expertise in medicine topics to help students, trainees and faculty stay up-to-date in important, evolving areas of medicine. Held at noon Tuesdays, these engaging and informative lectures are presented by thought leaders in their respective medical fields.

Each of the Grand Rounds with UMMC Medicine lectures series is recorded and available online. Stay tuned for an exciting announcement on how you will soon be able to earn CME credits by viewing select Grand Rounds lectures from our archives.

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News

Read here for news, views, and updates from the Department of Medicine and its 12 divisions.

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Education

The Department of Medicine is home to 2 residency and 14 fellowship programs.

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Research

UMMC research initiatives are leading the way in discoveries to improve the health of all people, especially Mississippians.

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