Educational Programs

Scholarships and Awards

Imrie Award

This award was established in 1983 by the department in honor of Dr. Imrie, a lifelong supporter of medical education and our department.

This cash prize and certificate are awarded to a senior medical student from the University of Mississippi Medical Center's School of Medicine for outstanding performance in the department. The recipient will also have his or her name engraved on a perpetual wall plaque displayed in the orthopedic classroom area of the Medical Tower building.

Recent recipients

  • 2015-16 - J. Turner Brown
  • 2014-15 - Paul W. Williams
  • 2013-14 - Patrick R. Peavy
  • 2012-13 - Allen Ryves Moore

Ronald J. Kendig Professor of the Year

This yearly award was established in 1999 by the department. The recipient is selected by the orthopaedic residents in order that they may acknowledge the many hours and hard work their attending faculty put toward their resident education. The award consists of a plaque. The recipient also has his or her name engraved on a perpetual wall plaque displayed in the orthopaedic classroom area of the Medical Tower building.

In May 2005, this award was renamed in memory of Dr. Ronald J. Kendig. Dr. Kendig devoted his life to the care of his pediatric patients and in teaching this specialty to the many orthopaedic residents who trained in our department.

Recent recipients

  • 2014-15 - George V. Russell, MD
  • 2013-14 - Patrick B. Wright, MD
  • 2012-13 - Patrick B. Wright, MD
  • 2011-12 - John Purvis, MD

Resident Citizenship Award

This yearly award was established in 2003 by the department. The recipient is the resident that demonstrates a strong effort to keep his or her hospital records, required department documents and patient's records in a professional manner. He or she must also show genuine concern for his patients and their welfare. The award includes a plaque and cash prize.

The recipient will also have his or her name engraved on a perpetual wall plaque displayed in the orthopaedic classroom area of the Medical Tower building.

Recent recipients

  • 2014-15 - R. Matthew McKean, MD
  • 2013-14 - Geoff I. Watson, MD
  • 2012-13 - James W. Woodall, MD, PhD
  • 2011-12 - K. Patrick Powell, MD

Freeland Research Award

The Freeland Research Award is presented at the yearly Resident Research Day in recognition of the best resident project/paper.

Recent recipients

  • 2015 - Taylor P. Mathis, MD
  • 2014 - Arun Aneja, MD, PhD
  • 2013 - James W. Woodall, MD, PhD
  • 2012 - Scott Wingerter, MD, PhD, and R. Bradley Kellum, MD