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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.


Featured News

Despite her qualifications, Kandice Bailey dealt with a period of self-doubt before matching for her medical residency in dermatology.

#UMMCGrad2020: Bailey relies on family, fortitude to prevail

Monday, May 11, 2020

Throughout most of her medical school years, Kandice Bailey believed desire and gumption would lift her over any obstacles she faced as she raced toward her goals – and they did. But when it came time to interview for a coveted residency spot, there was one thing she forgot to believe in: herself. Read More

Dr. Demondes Haynes, left, professor of medicine and associate dean for admissions in the School of Medicine, and Dr. Dan Coleman, director of outreach in the School of Medicine, are counting on PROMISE, an early assurance program, to encourage more under-represented students to apply to medical school at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

School of Medicine makes good on PROMISE to foster more diversity

Thursday, February 27, 2020

College students dreaming of medical careers but discouraged by a lack of resources may be candidates for PROMISE, a program to boost those under-represented in medicine. Mid-March is the deadline for applying to this early assurance initiative UMMC officials believe could ultimately encourage some participants to pursue careers in other health care fields as well. 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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Read here for news, views, and updates from the Department of Medicine and its 12 divisions.

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

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