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Monday, May 11, 2020
Throughout most of her medical school years, Kandice Bailey believed desire and gumption would lift her over any obstacles she faced as she raced toward her goals – and they did. But when it came time to interview for a coveted residency spot, there was one thing she forgot to believe in: herself. Read More
Thursday, February 27, 2020
College students dreaming of medical careers but discouraged by a lack of resources may be candidates for PROMISE, a program to boost those under-represented in medicine. Mid-March is the deadline for applying to this early assurance initiative UMMC officials believe could ultimately encourage some participants to pursue careers in other health care fields as well. Read More
Several years ago, Patrick O’Brien left behind his classroom at Florence High School. The former English teacher is now a senior administrator in the School of Medicine’s Office of Graduate Medical Education, but he still has many of his students on his mind and, as it turns out, in his life.
Published on Monday, January 6, 2020
For years, the Medical Center’s leader, Dr. LouAnn Woodward, has helped influence the direction of medical education and health care in this country and beyond. That tradition continues with her recent appointment to the organization that serves the national community of academic medicine.
Published on Thursday, November 21, 2019
As medical students, Dr. Alissa Willis and Dr. Chad Washington shared many classrooms and courses. A dozen years later, they’re back at the Medical Center, leading departments that share many of the same patients. Willis, in neurology, and Washington, in neurosurgery, are working together to treat patients described as being among the sickest in the state.
Published on Monday, October 21, 2019
Until at least the mid-20th century, the system of medical practice in Mississippi and beyond reflected the racial attitudes of the day. The story of how that separate and unequal system changed represents a major chapter in the history of the state, the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the country at large.
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