During an annual ritual that has been compared to the Academy Awards and the NFL Draft rolled into one event, fourth-year medical students stood before family, friends and peers and revealed to everyone, including themselves, whether they will remain in Mississippi or move to a place far-flung or nearby. It’s called Match Day.
More than 130 future doctors were at Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson on Friday for the annual School of Medicine rite of passage known as Residency Match Day. The fourth-year medical students divulged to family, friends and faculty their next destinations as physicians-in-training.
Paying respect to thousands of people buried decades ago is one of the Asylum Hill Research Consortium's missions. Created at the Medical Center, the former site of a mental institution, the consortium is making progress, helping to obtain action from lawmakers and pursuing stories unique to the patients whose graves were recently discovered at UMMC.
Chuck Stokes, a School of Nursing alum, took the reins as CEO of Memorial Hermann last July. He credits his nursing education for shaping his belief in the importance of putting patients first. It is this principle of patient-centered care that is the impetus of his campaign for high reliability in health care.
Medical Center leadership is proud to acknowledge those employees who will celebrate service anniversaries during the week of March 19-25.
Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming weeks at the Medical Center.