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Ole Miss Pre-Med Student Launches Medical American Sign Language Website

Posted on: September 6th, 2017 by yabarnes


Ashley Barker is currently a premedical senior at the University of Mississippi obtaining a B.S. in Biology with minors in Chemistry, Psychology, and Neuroscience. Most importantly she is hard of hearing. Being involved in the medical field as a hard of hearing premed allowed her to realize the separation of the hearing world and the deaf/hoh world, especially in medicine. She created this website for anyone that has a lack of knowledge of deaf/hoh community and to help individuals learn ASL; in hopes to better themselves as healthcare professionals. She truly believes EVERYONE should learn basic ASL. It is a necessity to combine our worlds.

Happy signing!

Disclaimer from Owner: P.S. All videos are captioned. I personally captioned all videos myself through Youtube.

Click here to launch site!

UMMC Announces New Histotechnology Program

Posted on: March 7th, 2017 by yabarnes

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UMMC Announces Office of Health Careers Opportunity

Posted on: March 7th, 2017 by yabarnes

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Graduate and Health Professions Fair Registration

Posted on: March 1st, 2016 by yabarnes

Register here!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Speak to students about health professional programs.

Registration is $175.

2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.



Go to and select the Employers’ tab.

The EmployUM Login is located in the left hand column.

Click on the “register” link located below the login windows to create your account.


 For BOTH New and Returning Recruiters:

In EmployUM, click on “Career Fairs and Events.”

Choose which event you wish to attend and proceed to register.

If attending multiple events, you have to register for each event.

UM Expands Physical Therapy Services

Posted on: April 15th, 2015 by yabarnes

Two therapists available to help faculty, staff and students. Continue reading.

NPR: Doctors Test Tumor Paint In People

Posted on: April 8th, 2015 by yabarnes

A promising technique for making brain tumors glow so they’ll be easier for surgeons to remove is now being tested in cancer patients. Read full article.

NYT: The Physician Assistant Will See You

Posted on: August 14th, 2014 by admin


Flora Traub is a 37-year-old mother of three with a master’s in public policy from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. But after years as a policy analyst, she found herself reflecting on her undergraduate premedical studies and the happy year she spent in AmeriCorps Community HealthCorps after college. Read full article.

NYT: Second-Chance Med School

Posted on: August 14th, 2014 by admin

Sitting around an outdoor table at the Red Crab, a restaurant on the tropical island of Grenada festooned with palm trees and fiery bougainvillea, a dozen aspiring doctors bashfully conceded that they had been, at best, near misses when it came to getting into medical school in the United States. Read full article>>

NYT: The Drawn-Out Medical Degree

Posted on: August 14th, 2014 by admin

Should medical education be shorter?

The answer is yes, at least according to administrators at many of America’s leading medical schools. The idea may conjure up images of clueless residents Googling symptoms on their smartphones at the patient’s bedside, but advocates insist that time spent in school can be trimmed without shortchanging education or compromising quality of care. Read full article.

 NYT: The D.O. Is in Now!

Posted on: August 14th, 2014 by admin


Osteopathic Schools Turn Out Nearly a Quarter of All Med School Grads-

The old Blumstein’s department store sits across 125th Street from the legendary Apollo Theater. It’s something of a Harlem landmark, where “don’t buy where you can’t work” protests led to the hiring of African-Americans as the first salesclerks in 1934 and where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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