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Medical students, shown here during M3 Boot Camp, can choose from more than 21 medical and surgical residency programs at UMMC. An American Medical Association specialty guide lists 186 specialties.

Med students seek a ‘specialty bond’ that cements career path

Monday, January 8, 2024

All students in the School of Medicine will reach a point where they must decide their path of practice. How do they choose the right medical practice? The heart knows. Read More

For Dr. Stanley Smith, professor of pharmacology/toxicology at UMMC, the Medical Center has been a gift - offering him enduring friendships, a sense of belonging and place for loved ones to heal.

Smith to the nth degree: Pharm professor discovers the right chemistry at work, in life

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

For Dr. Stanley Smith, professor of pharmacology/toxicology, the Medical Center has been, for many years, not only his academic home, but also a place of hope and healing, especially for members of his own family. Read More

New Interventional Radiology Suite offers state-of-the-art care

Medical Center patients in need of life-changing imaging services will receive care in a new, state-of-the-art facility with cutting-edge equipment that’s among the most elite in the nation. The Department of Radiology’s spacious Intervention Radiology Suite replaces services formerly housed in older, cramped quarters on campus.

Published on Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Critical care expertise, experience define the 'C' in ICU

Patients in UMMC's four intensive care units have treatment teams that include board-certified critical care physicians and a wealth of acute-care providers from multiple specialties and subspecialties. These providers are resources that smaller, more rural hospitals don’t have, and they can make all the difference in the level and quality of care patients receive.

Published on Monday, August 24, 2020

New division to expand genetic testing as a health care force

Genetic testing is becoming a force in health care, promising to reveal exactly who is at risk of certain inherited diseases, enabling earlier, life-saving diagnoses and treatment, and more. At UMMC, its impact, now and for the future, has been acknowledged with the creation of the Division of Medical Genetics and Precision Medicine under the direction of Dr. Joe Maher.

Published on Monday, August 12, 2019

U.S. News lists UMMC's cancer program among tops in nation

After reviewing data from 885 cancer treatment centers nationwide, U.S. News and World Report placed the UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute’s patient program among the top 10 percent in the nation.

Published on Monday, August 5, 2019

UMMC’s antimicrobial stewardship program receives national kudos

Published on Monday, July 15, 2019

Study seeks to understand RURAL residents' health challenges

Published on Thursday, May 30, 2019

Taking up residents: Projects pursue greater doctor relevance, well-being

Published on Monday, April 22, 2019

A 'culture of care:' Pediatrician translates lessons from family to clinic

Published on Monday, March 4, 2019

Primary defection: Young adults choose convenience over commitment

Published on Monday, December 17, 2018

Annual awards ceremony recognizes research achievements

Published on Thursday, October 25, 2018

Clinical trial explores managing hypertension from home

Published on Monday, October 15, 2018

Allaying pain, affirming life: Palliative care team meets patients in their 'sacred place'

Published on Monday, October 8, 2018

American Cancer Society honors Ruckdeschel with St. George Award

Published on Friday, September 21, 2018

STEMI receiving center ensures swift care for heart attack patients

Published on Monday, September 17, 2018

When is an antibiotic the right medicine? New team giving advice

Published on Thursday, September 13, 2018

NHLBI renews landmark Jackson Heart Study for six more years

Published on Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Procedure eases complications related to fluid around lungs

Published on Thursday, August 23, 2018