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Welcome to the Office of Academic Affairs

Portrait of Dr. Scott Rogers and Dr. Natalie Gaughf
Scott M. Rodgers, MD Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Natalie W. Gaughf, PhD, ABPP Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

The University of Mississippi Medical Center supports seven health professions schools on its main campus in Jackson and successfully graduates roughly 1000 health care professionals each year, many of whom choose to stay and practice in the state.

The Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs oversees the academic enterprise of UMMC. To support our academic mission, each member of our team plays an essential role in our continuing success as we work to identify and promote best practices in health care education, including the following: 

  • Academic planning and strategy
  • Academic policies and procedures
  • Continuing health professions education
  • Faculty development and success
  • Institutional accreditation
  • Quality improvement and innovation in education
  • Resources through the Rowland Medical Library
  • Student services and success

Our goals are to provide quality education to our students and trainees and to promote lifelong learning to our alumni, faculty, and staff.

Thank you for visiting our webpage, and please feel free to browse through our many programs.  

Seven Schools. One UMMC.

  1. School of Medicine building exterior.


    School of Medicine
  2. School of Nursing building exterior.


    School of Nursing
  3. School of Health Related Professions building exterior.


    School of Health Related Professions
  4. School of Dentistry building exterior.


    School of Dentistry
  5. School of Pharmacy building exterior.


    School of Pharmacy
  6. Guyton Research Complex building exterior.


    School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences

  7. School of Population Health exterior building.


    John D. Bower School of Population Health

Academic Affairs News

Among leaders of the online MSN program at UMMC's School of Nursing are, from left, Dr. Derek Holt, assistant professor of nursing and director of the family nurse practitioner track, Dr. Jeanne Calcote, assistant professor of nursing and director of the nursing and health care administrator tracks, Dr. Kim Douglas, associate professor of nursing and director of the nurse educator track, and Dr. Carl Mangum, associate professor of nursing and director of the psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner tracks.

UMMC’s online MSN program rises to 33rd in the country in U.S. News & World Report list

Monday, January 30, 2023

The School of Nursing’s online MSN program holds the highest U.S. News & World Report ranking for any online MSN program in the state. This year’s ranking reflects a rise of five percentage points since 2022. Read More

Emily Davis, president of UMMC Cares and a second-year medical student, and Courtney Helfrich, director of the Children's Safe Center, carry in boxes and bags of toys.

Medical students turn Santa’s helpers for Children’s Safe Center

Monday, December 19, 2022

The School of Medicine child advocacy group UMMC CARES networked around the state and throughout the country to collect more than 800 toys for Children’s of Mississippi Safe Center patients. CARES, an acronym for Child Advocates Relentlessly Empowering Survivors, is working to raise awareness of the impact of adverse childhood experiences and the need for trauma-informed care. Read More

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