A crew of Medical Center students, staff and physicians, along with faculty from several campus schools, packed up their expertise and took it a few miles across town last week for a first-ever event. From the UMMC contingent, students at Jackson State University learned, among other things, the ins and outs of getting into medical school; along the way, they got a taste of medicine – as a career.
UMMC and Mississippi State are working together to increase the number of nurses in the state through a new dual-degree program. Students completing the program will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from MSU and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UMMC.
With Thanksgiving coming up, the Children’s of Mississippi child life team brought the fun of a holiday parade to the halls of the children’s hospital’s Batson Tower. Superheroes, “Frozen” characters, a Christmas tree entry and a Thanksgiving turkey-themed float were part of the annual event.
Dr. Gabrielle Banks knew, early in her studies, that she was going to become a psychologist; but she had no idea that she would become the kind of psychologist she is today. Encounters with a couple of young patients, including one who had lost part of his vision, helped her see her future.
Mindful eating isn’t dieting, or adhering to a “no” list of foods. Instead, it’s based on your physiological needs and values about your health, UMMC experts say. And – it’s not about denying yourself.
The Medical Center extends its sympathy to the family of a former faculty member in appreciation for the loved one’s contributions to the academic health sciences center.
Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.
Medical Center leadership is proud to acknowledge those employees who will celebrate service anniversaries during the week of November 21 - 27.