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Terrca Hickman, a Choctaw Central High junior, intubates a medical manikin, guided by Andrew Shelby, educator in the Life Support Training Center, part of the Simulation and Interprofessional Education Center in the School of Medicine.

Breathing new life into health care diversity: Choctaw students recruited at UMMC

Monday, April 25, 2022

Almost two dozen Choctaw high school juniors and seniors took a 90-minute bus ride to the Medical Center last week for a morning of discovery. For several UMMC schools, it was a new recruiting opportunity; for the visitors, it was a chance to learn more about themselves and their health care dreams. Read More

Nena Hawkins uses a dental light curing unit to activate a dual-cured resin cement through an all-ceramic sample that later will be laser irradiated and tested to determine bond strength.

The size is right: Campus enrollment climbs

Monday, November 15, 2021

For the third year in a row, Medical Center schools as a whole have boosted the number of students who have decided to make health care careers their goal as the state’s future nurses, scientists, doctors, dentists, speech pathologists, occupational or physical therapists, among many more. In the face of the pandemic and personal crises, they have prevailed. Read More

Applications to schools amount to a ‘small miracle’

The outbreak of COVID-19 may have brought this country to a standstill, especially in the beginning, but for many future nurses and doctors, their dreams remained alive. Not only did the ravages of the pandemic fail to stop many from applying to the Medical Center’s schools of nursing and medicine, some students say the sight of suffering patients motivated them, more than ever, to stick with it.

Published on Monday, October 11, 2021

Seven schools and six ways from Sunday: Students, faculty brazen out COVID surge

Those who learn, teach and lead among the Medical Center’s rollcall of schools are, of course, also up against the pandemic’s growing list of deficits and demands – in the clinic and the classroom. At UMMC, COVID-19 has already had a profound impact on education, most certainly for all time.

Published on Monday, August 16, 2021

UMMC accelerates drive for diversity in health care careers

Attracting more minorities and other underrepresented groups to careers in health care has long been a goal at the Medical Center. It is seen as one way to improve access to health care for patients who need it. To that end, organizers of two recent events, and one on the way, reached out to college, high school and middle school students to let them picture their potential futures as doctors, nurses and more.

Published on Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Distinguished faculty earn title named for medical school savior

One of the most prestigious honors, awards and accolades a faculty member can receive at the University of Mississippi Medical Center carries the name of a UMMC legend. Last week, five recipients of this distinction were decorated with a tangible mark of their achievement: a medallion inscribed with Dr. Billy S. Guyton's name.

Published on Monday, June 21, 2021

#UMMCGrad2021: SOM grad’s heart for children shaped by faces of pain

Published on Monday, May 24, 2021

New grant makes real IMPACT on state's rural primary care

Published on Monday, May 3, 2021

Viral reflections: Alumni unravel pandemic's impact on them

Published on Monday, April 19, 2021

Homeless patient care focus of UMMC students' lesson

Published on Monday, March 29, 2021

Match Day 2021 ends medical students’ ‘nerve-racking’ wait

Published on Monday, March 22, 2021

No ‘Idol’ boast – medical student wins Golden Ticket to Hollywood

Published on Friday, March 19, 2021

#UMMCGrad2020: Bailey relies on family, fortitude to prevail

Published on Monday, May 11, 2020

School of Medicine makes good on PROMISE to foster more diversity

Published on Thursday, February 27, 2020

People of the U: Patrick O'Brien

Published on Monday, January 6, 2020

Woodward gets nod for national role in academic medicine

Published on Thursday, November 21, 2019

In a tale of two departments, former classmates reunite as chairs

Published on Monday, October 21, 2019

Medicine still mending from Jim Crow era

Published on Thursday, October 3, 2019

SOM graduate is orthopaedic surgery trailblazer

Published on Thursday, September 26, 2019

Barksdales’ gifts help students keep ‘the main thing the main thing’

Published on Monday, September 16, 2019

More leading lights brighten Medical Alumni Chapter’s Hall of Fame

Published on Thursday, August 29, 2019

Residents, welcome to your new life – beginning today

Published on Monday, July 1, 2019

Visual management boards give frontline staff care solutions forum

Published on Monday, June 10, 2019

UMMC confers 853 degrees in health sciences professions

Published on Friday, May 24, 2019

Gold Humanism celebrates 'other half' of being a doctor

Published on Thursday, May 16, 2019