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"I've always viewed UMMC as a place for professionals; which is why I chose UMMC as a school and a job. There's a shortage of histotechnologists in Mississippi, so you're more likely to get hired if you complete this program. We do clinical rotations in the main hospital where they get to a chance to learn about you—and you could possibly get a job!"

—Aiesha Norwood, BS in Histotechnology

SCHOOL OF HEALTH RELATED PROFESSIONS

"It's very rewarding to be a student here because UMMC is at the top of the tier for radiology tech school; they have a 97% graduation rate. Our teachers go out of their way to make our experience here worthwhile and give us the best educational experiences possible. It's great real-world experience; we're out there doing the job."

—Andrew Hulbert, BS in Radiologic Sciences

SCHOOL OF HEALTH RELATED PROFESSIONS

"For the majority of my career, I have been engaged in patient care from a clinician perspective. I knew there was another dimension to healthcare that I had never explored. I felt like adding this element to my current skill set could thoroughly develop me into a well-rounded administrator or manager for the future."

—Brock Whitson, MHS (Online)

SCHOOL OF HEALTH RELATED PROFESSIONS

"I chose UMMC because I want to serve people through healthcare, and I felt at home here. The pharmacy program offers exposure to a variety of different fields, so you get to really find your niche. UMMC offers many different sectors of pharmacy experience so you will be able to serve your patients in a community, clinical, retail or outpatient setting."

—Alisha Nicks, PharmD

SCHOOL OF PHARMACY

"UMMC is home to the third population health school in the United States. Also, they don't really have this combination M.S. and Ph.D. program in biostatistics and data science anywhere else in the country. I feel like I'm learning all kinds of new, amazing things every day and that is exciting. Also, our department here, everyone is so nice. I really like being here at UMMC."

—Xiaoqian (Jenna) Zhu, MS/PhD in Biostatistics and Data Science

JOHN D. BOWER SCHOOL OF POPULATION HEALTH

"The program has been incredibly flexible, understanding and supportive of people that are already in careers. This was the first real, credible Ph.D. program I'd come across for working professionals. There are six of us in the first cohort of the Ph.D. in Population Health Science program, a very diverse group. We have a dentist, a speech pathologist and I'm the Executive Director of Research here at UMMC."

—Leslie Musshafen, PhD in Population Health Science

JOHN D. BOWER SCHOOL OF POPULATION HEALTH

"I originally started looking at UMMC because I was looking for an anatomy program that focused on education. Especially in our program, I'm always learning from my peers. Now that I'm starting to become a more senior student, I get to do that with our first-year students as well. Also, I just love being a part of the healthcare system. Training future health care providers, I think, is a really rewarding thing."

—Sara Klender, PhD in Clinical Anatomy

SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES IN THE HEALTH SCIENCES

"Not only does UMMC have a very renowned Physiology program, but our Chair of the department is Dr. John Hall; he wrote the Medical Physiology textbook, along with Dr. Arthur Guyton. So, those two names are associated with the department alone, and they are titans in our field.  This program is very demanding; however, the faculty in my department are extremely supportive—it feels like a community."

—Osvaldo (Ozzy) Rivera-Gonzalez, PhD in Physiology and Biophysics

SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES IN THE HEALTH SCIENCES

"I feel like UMMC, especially the dental school, caters to Mississippi residents; with the obvious goal being to retain medical professionals in the state of Mississippi - which I think is a great thing. My experience at the School of Dentistry has been full of exciting moments. Nothing is more exciting or rewarding than being able to put a smile on someone's face."

—Hayden Coffey, DMD (Dentistry)

SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY

"UMMC is the only school in Mississippi that offers a Dental Hygiene program combined with a Bachelor's degree. I've kind of always dreamed of going here. I had my mind set on attending this school, and now I'm here. We are learning so much more than what associate degree programs would be teaching. We really do have instructors that care—and you can tell."

—Briana McArthur, BS in Dental Hygiene

SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY

"The greatest differentiating factor that attracted me to UMMC is attending school at a medical center. It provides an endless amount of learning opportunities right next door to the school. Walking into clinical rotations in the hospital at UMMC right beside our school truly feels like home."

—Ben Brasher, BS in Nursing (Traditional)

SCHOOL OF NURSING

"I chose UMMC for several reasons. The first is for its reputation as the only academic medical center in Mississippi. I knew I would be receiving a quality education from here. Being a student here makes me feel like I am part of something special. I love coming to class on campus to interact with my peers from various backgrounds and nursing specialties."

—Raghib Dennis, BSN to DNP Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

SCHOOL OF NURSING

"I'm ecstatic to be here. I love it here. I plan to practice in Mississippi and stress to my patients the importance of preventive care. At some point, I want to get back to my community. I like the clinical setting. I like being a busybody of sorts and seeing patients regularly to make a connection with them. I would hope that some tribal members see a Choctaw woman attaining a medical degree, and would be inspired."

—Christina Wallace, MD (Medicine)

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

"My husband and I decided to have a baby; I got pregnant at the end of my M1 year, and had her during my M2 year, so having family nearby in Mississippi was definitely a blessing. I feel like if I had gone anywhere else, I would have a drastically different life, and I wouldn't have had the successes I've had at UMMC."

—Meredith Cobb, MD/PhD

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE