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Welcome From the Vice Chair of Education

Welcome to the University of Mississippi Medical Center Department of Radiology. As physicians at UMMC, which is host to the state's only children's hospital and a dedicated cancer center, we serve a large diverse population of patients from all across our region. We have parallel complementary missions to provide top notch care to our patients while at the same time educating trainees of all levels.

nutter.jpgResidents in our Diagnostic Radiology Residency Programs are offered a well-balanced training experience with emphasis on excellence in education, service and research. Structured fundamental reading and physics curricula, daily didactic noon conferences, journal club, medical and surgical specialty tumor conferences, funded AIRP course, supportive mentoring for journal publication, conference submission and research opportunities are all important components of our program.

The keystone of our residency program is ample view-box training in rotations spanning all modalities in radiology and a wide range of pathology reflective of our patient population. Our residents have the opportunity for early specialization in Interventional Radiology if they are so inclined, and our department is also home to Interventional Radiology/ Diagnostic Radiology and Independent IR Residency programs. Our robust training environment prepares our residents to become competent, confident radiologists that are poised to succeed in academic or private practice.

Faculty and residents in the Department of Radiology provide education to medical students of all levels including giving lectures as part of gross anatomy, radiology-pathology and introduction to ultrasound curricula for first and second year medical students. We host third and fourth year medical student rotations in our department in which students are exposed to the full range of imaging modalities and are educated in the use of imaging for diagnosis and treatment of disease

The UMMC Department of Radiology is home to fellowship level training in the areas of Body Imaging, Mammography, Musculoskeletal Imaging, and Neuroradiology. Our fellows enjoy specialized training in their chosen area of expertise while enhancing the learning environment for our other trainees. I am proud to serve as the Vice Chair of Education for the Department of Radiology and Program Director for Diagnostic Radiology Residency. It is an honor to participate in the education of future leaders in Radiology and the larger field of medicine, and to care for our diverse and deserving patient population. I encourage you to fully explore what we have to offer here at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and consider joining us.

Kathryn Nutter, MD

Vice Chair of Education
Diagnostic Residency Program Director
Department of Radiology


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