Below is a list of available student interest groups. Contact the SOM Office of Student Affairs for a student interest group registration form.
Purpose: The mission is two-fold: 1) Help students gain a better understanding of the exciting field of anesthesiology, including the skills involved and the spectrum of practices within the field; and 2) provide students who have decided to pursue anesthesiology as a career with resource to maximize their competitiveness as they enter the residency application process.
Purpose: The purpose of the Black Representation in Medicine (BRIM) program is to increase the number of African-American men and women who apply, gain admission, and successfully matriculate into graduate programs related to healthcare professions, specifically medicine.
Purpose: Awareness of financial and economic issues affecting the practice of medicine.
Advisor: Dr. Scott Stringer
Purpose: To increase awareness and education of the field of cardiology to students and to the community at large. To give students the opportunity to network with cardiologists, gain experience with clinical skills, scientific research, and to participate in conferences and symposiums.
Advisor: Dr. Thomas Skelton
Purpose: To introduce medical students to internal medicine and its subspecialties and to prepare them for clinical studies.
Advisor: Dr. Jimmy Stewart
Purpose: Provides a support group and community for students considering a career in dermatology. Provides opportunities for students to form productive relationships with other students and members in the field of dermatology.
Advisor: Dr. Nancye McCowan
Purpose: Relief of stress through any form of crafting, primarily crocheting and/or knitting. All creations should be donated to the VA CLC.
Purpose: To inform medical students about careers in emergency medicine and introduce then to the residents and faculty in the emergency medicine department as the University of Mississippi. The EMIG meeting include lectures on topics of patient care in the emergency department as well as clinical workshops and guidance about choosing emergency medicine as a career and preparing for an emergency medicine residency.
Advisor: Dr. John P. Sandifer
Purpose: To inform medical students about the practice of family medicine and to have a central organization that allows students interested in the field of family medicine to meet and encourage one another.
Advisor: Dr. David Norris
Purpose: Enhance the knowledge base and proficiency of French medical terminology for clinical use and the practice of medicine in French-speaking areas of humanitarian need.
Purpose: This is a campus-wide student-led organization devoted to providing a safe and supportive environment for LGBT individuals and their allies, as well as to addressing health and wellness disparities in Mississippi's LGBT population through advocacy and community service.
Purpose: To educate medical students, residents and faculty about health disparities in our local community and around the world by hosting a monthly lecture series. GHIG also seeks to connect students to mission opportunities and to provide financial support to students engaged in medical missions work.
Advisor: Dr. Jericho Bell
Purpose: To teach students/hospital staff basic Spanish communication skills, train those who are interested in Spanish translating in the medical setting, and give insight into Spanish culture.
Advisor: Dr. Jerry Clark
Purpose: Promote interest in cancer care, research; Promote communication among members and faculty; Obtain information about careers in medical oncology and malignant hematology; Promote the profession of medical oncology; Serve the medical school and campus public.
Advisor: John Clark Henegan
Purpose: To equip future military medical professionals with the resources, support and training required to serve as commissioned leaders of character in all branches of the armed services.
Advisor: Dr. Michael Nowicki
Purpose: To foster professional growth and career development of members of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine who are interested in the field of neurosurgery.
Advisor: Dr. Chad Washington
Purpose: To foster in interest in the field of OB/GYN and to facilitate a better understanding of the practice of OB/GYN and its specialties through professional contacts, exposure to clinical experience and an accurate representation of the life of an OB/GYN.
Advisor: Dr. John Preston Parry
Purpose: Increase the knowledge and understanding of the practice of ophthalmology for the medical student.
Advisor: Dr. William Watkins
Purpose: To expand awareness and interest among students about the field of pathology and encourage more students to consider pathology as a career; to allow interested students to make contacts with faculty and residents; and to raise awareness among students about the crucial role pathology plays in modern medical practice.
Advisor: Dr. William Daley
Purpose: To provide interested medical students with a base understanding of the field of pediatrics as well as opportunities to assist Batson Children's Hospital.
Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey Crout
Purpose: To help students gain a better understanding of all the career possibilities within the Psychiatry field. The PSIG works with UMMC Department of Psychiatry to help carry out this purpose through informative meetings, activities, and projects in order to offer students exposure to the Psychiatry field.
Advisor: Dr. Jon Cory Jackson
Purpose: To educate UMMC students on current public health issues and public health oriented careers.
Advisor: Alan Penman
Purpose: This is an interest group designed to help students explore pulmonology and critical care as potential fields of specialization. This will give students an opportunity to hear about the specialty and hear from physicians who have pursued careers in the field.
Advisor: Dr. Avani Mehta
Purpose: We are here to involve students from the various schools of Health Professions at UMMC to improve healthcare and patient safety at Mississippi's only academic medical center. We work directly with the UMMC office of Quality/Patient Safety, whom we cannot thank enough for their resources and support.
Purpose: Promote communication among medical students and faculty; provide information about careers in radiology; promote the profession of radiology; and serve the medical school campus.
Advisor: Dr. Erick Blaudeau
Purpose: To facilitate the connection of students to researchers at UMC and to educate medical students about research and research opportunities.
Purpose: Supportive Stories hopes to bring children and adults countless moments of simple humanity through the wonders of story telling.
Advisor(s): Dr. Jerry Clark
Purpose: To foster an interest in the field of surgery and to facilitate a better understanding of the practice of surgery through professional contacts or exposure, and an accurate representation of the lifestyle of a surgeon.
Advisor(s): Dr. Mark Mitchell
Purpose: To help students gain a better understanding of the field of urology and its various subspecialties and to provide insight from practicing physicians as well as current residents.
Purpose: To advance health care, research and education related to wilderness and outdoor-related medicine.
Advisor: Dr. John McCarter
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216
General Information: 601-984-1000
Patient Appointments: 888-815-2005