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Davis Dorsey learns how to perform wound care with Tracy Rappai, left, and Kinsley Stuart, second-year medical students, during the Black Men in Healthcare Empowerment Summit June 26 in the medical education building.

UMMC accelerates drive for diversity in health care careers

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

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. Read More

Billy S. Guyton Distinguished Professors from left, Dr. Richard Roman, Dr. Alan Jones, Dr. Barbara Alexander and Dr. Robert Brodell.

Distinguished faculty earn title named for medical school savior

Monday, June 21, 2021

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. Read More

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

From her first encounter with the scars of war in her native country of Vietnam, Phuong Le may have been destined to take care of patients who are often too young to care for themselves. She is now setting out for a career as a pediatrician, motivated and moved as an eyewitness to the suffering of children – and their courage.

Published on Monday, May 24, 2021

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

In the race to put more primary care physicians in places where they’re most needed in Mississippi, the course has become a bit smoother. With a multimillion-dollar grant, the School of Medicine is now able to, among other things, expose more students to patient care in rural clinics, an effort educators believe will persuade many to one day open their practices there.

Published on Monday, May 3, 2021

Viral reflections: Alumni unravel pandemic's impact on them

School of Medicine alumni are scattered across the state and throughout the country, representing numerous graduating classes and practicing a variety of specialties at an assortment of institutions. By March 2020, they, like their colleagues here at UMMC, were facing a common enemy, sharing similar emotions and hoping for the same thing: an end to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published on Monday, April 19, 2021

Homeless patient care focus of UMMC students' lesson

Learning to work together to care for a homeless veteran was the goal of an interprofessional exercise involving medical, nursing and pharmacy students. During the simulation at the School of Nursing, students could listen to the lung function of a manikin named Pete Prince Jr., observe his vital signs and advocate for him as their patient. The annual exercise teaches students the importance of every care team member.

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

Medical school dream no longer haunts ground-breaking student

Published on Monday, April 8, 2019

Adult congenital heart program receives coveted national accolade

Published on Thursday, April 4, 2019

Video: Med students meet their Match on one of 'best days of the year’

Published on Monday, March 18, 2019

Run-and-gun mentor: In academic medicine, Brodell runs full-court press

Published on Monday, March 11, 2019