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Chancellor Jones speaks on the importance, past, and future of health professions in Mississippi.   … [Read More...]

Career Coach: Web-portal for Job Seekers

The EMSI Career Coach Portal is a Web-based information service where anyone can search for information related to health-related careers in Mississippi and the region, and associated health-related academic programs at UM and UMMC. The UM Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) is supporting this program for the 2013-14 academic year. … [Read More...]

Best Careers in Healthcare

US News & World Report's list of the best jobs in healthcare for 2013. http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/rankings/best-healthcare-jobs?int=7acb53 … [Read More...]

Osteopathic Medical College Enrollment Continues Growth Trend

More than 21,000 medical students are enrolled at the nation’s colleges of osteopathic medicine (COMs), nearly double the number enrolled in osteopathic medical schools just a decade ago. With more than 5,800 first-year students expected to enter one of the nation’s COMs this year, more than 20 percent of the nation’s medical students will be … [Read More...]

NYT: Can Doctors Learn Empathy?

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By PAULINE W. CHEN, M.D. My colleague loved performing surgery as much as anyone I had ever met. Every morning he bounded into the hospital, full of energy and cheerful anticipation of the day’s surgical schedule, his prominent mouth stretched into a broad grin. “Too bad his foot is always in it,” another doctor whispered one day as our … [Read More...]

The New York Times Doctor and Patient Blog

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REINVENTING THE THIRD-YEAR MEDICAL STUDENT A year ahead in medical school, my friend had been a constant source of support and inspiration, offering study tips for courses and warnings about professors and, when he had neither, hilarious spot-on imitations of classmates and teachers. Patients he was beginning to see in his introductory course on … [Read More...]

Wanted: Mavericks And Missionaries To Solve Mississippi’s M.D. Shortage

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Janie Guice is the recruiter for the Mississippi Rural Physician Scholarship Program.  Listen to her story on NPR’s Morning Edition. When Janie Guice looks at the Mississippi Delta she sees a vast, flat flood plain home to cotton fields and catfish farms. She also sees desperate rural health problems and a deep shortage of doctors to offer care. … [Read More...]

Pre-Med’s New Priorities: Heart and Soul and Social Science

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PROF. PIERS J. HALE knew something was up when his students at the University of Oklahoma were clamoring this spring to get into his medical ethics class, which was formerly populated largely by social science majors. What led to the sudden burst of popularity, he discovered, were plans by the Association of American Medical Colleges to revise the … [Read More...]

New Cytotechnology B.S. Degree

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The UM Medical Center program is very excited to offer a new "3+1" Bachelor of Science degree in cytotechnology. This innovative development will now allow us the ability to bestow upon our graduates this highly sought-out professional degree in just one year on the UMMC campus. The initial class utilizing this format will start in the summer … [Read More...]

Fortune History Symposium Examines Science, Medicine and Making of Race

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Exploring the intersection of scientific ideas about race and gender with medical practice and experimentation, the annual Porter L. Fortune Jr. History Symposium convenes March 8-10 at the University of Mississippi. The conference, titled “Science, Medicine and the Making of Race,” is sponsored by the UM Department of History. Londa … [Read More...]

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