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Photos: Medical school in a day

Published on Monday, August 13, 2018

Scores of entering medical students’ families and friends received a crash course in the demands and joys of medical school at the University of Mississippi Medical Center on Friday during the School of Medicine’s Family Day.

Administrators, faculty members and advanced medical students spent much of the day describing the support – academic and personal – that is available to the 165 brand-new students during their first year and beyond.

 Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, said in her remarks to Family Day attendees, “We're going to take it from here, get them across that [graduation] stage and make you very proud.”

Dr. LouAnn Woodward, right, vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, greets Ray and Monica Harrigill during their Family Day visit to support first-year student Manish Harrigill.
Dr. LouAnn Woodward, right, vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, greets Ray and Monica Harrigill during their Family Day visit to support first-year student Manish Harrigill.

 

Second-year medical student Aalaap Desai leads tour group participants toward their next stop: the Gross Anatomy Lab.
Aalaap Desai, second-year medical student, leads tour group participants toward their next stop: the gross anatomy lab.

 

Dr. Yue Lu, right, assistant professor of neurobiology and anatomical sciences, gives a Family Day tour group a quick lesson on the features of the Gross Anatomy Lab.
Dr. Yue Lu, right, assistant professor of neurobiology and anatomical sciences, gives a Family Day tour group a quick lesson on features of the gross anatomy lab.

 

 

Wade Butler of Brandon, left, tries his luck with one of the orthopedic simulators with the assistance of Patrick Parker, simulation coordinator.
Wade Butler, left, of Brandon tries his luck with one of the orthopaedic simulators with assistance from Patrick Parker, simulation coordinator.

 

Students, family and friends tour an operating room in the simulation suite.
Students, families and friends tour an operating room in the simulation suite.

 

Family members of incoming students were taken to different locations throughout the school giving them a preview of what is to come for their first few years before seeing patients bedside. Here, family members, from left, Johnnie Whitaker, Shayna Smith and Jimmie Whitaker watch a demonstration by fourth-year medical student Jasmine Padgett, right, with mock patient Karen Walling at the Judith Gore Gearhart Clinical Skills Center.
Family members, from left, Johnnie Whitaker, Shayna Smith and Jimmie Whitaker watch a demonstration by Jasmine Padgett, right, fourth-year medical student, with mock patient Karen Walling at the Judith Gore Gearhart Clinical Skills Center. Family members of incoming students visit different locations throughout the school for a preview of what's to come before the students see patients bedside. 

 

First-year medical student Aram Seo, left, serves her mother Yoon Seo during Family Day lunch in the Student Union Gym.
Aram Seo, left, first-year medical student, serves her mother, Yoon Seo, during Family Day lunch in the student union gym.

 

First-year medical student Maggie Dickerson, left, reviews a schedule of afternoon events with her father Guy.
Maggie Dickerson, left, first-year medical student, reviews a schedule of afternoon events with her father, Guy.

 

During Family Day lunch in the Student Union Gym, first-year medical student Alexander Knight shares a touching moment with his grandmother Helen Knight of Laurel.
During Family Day lunch, Alexander Knight, first-year medical student, shares a touching moment with his grandmother, Helen Knight of Laurel.