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...]
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 … [Read More...]
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...]
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 … [Read More...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
High School advising day in the Grove.
Chancellor Jones visits with newly accepted medical students.
Jackie is the Nursing and 2+2 Programs advisor.
Students interested in becoming health professionals are compassionate and curious. Their academic interests include math and science, and they have a strong desire to work with people.
Free summer programs for HPAO students - visit "Opportunities" on our HPAO website.
Current UMMC faculty members volunteer their time at free clinics in the Jackson area.
M3 students make rounds with UMMC faculty member.
Being a UM Ambassador is one of many volunteer opportunities on campus.
Visit "Optometry" under Health Professions to learn more about UAB School of Optometry and Southern College of Optometry in Memphis.
Studying at the library.
Springtime at the University of Mississippi.
Ventress Hall is home of the College of Liberal Arts and is currently under renovation.
Students enjoy a spring day on the Grove.