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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 six 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.

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Academic Affairs News

Dr. Britney Reulet, left, and Dr. Shannon Singletary were named 2024 SHRP Alumni Award winners.

SHRP recognizes Alumnus of the Year, Early Career Achievement award winners

Monday, April 8, 2024

The School of Health Related Professions has named Dr. Shannon Singletary as its 2024 Alumnus of the Year and Dr. Britney Reulet as its Early Career Achievement Award winner. Read More

Teleshia Johnson, fourth-year dental student, examines patient Tonjula Mason.

School of Dentistry pilots after-hours clinic

Monday, April 1, 2024

A new transformation challenge at the School of Dentistry generated lots of new ideas to improve patient experience. The winning proposal of an after-hours clinic could become a permanent fixture in the school. Read More

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