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Direct Operational Medical Support Certificate

As part of the Department of Health Sciences, the Direct Operational Medical Support (DOMS) certificate program is a collaboration between the School of Health Related Professions and the Mississippi Center for Emergency Services’ (MCES) Public Safety Support Division (PSSD), also at UMMC. The program is scheduled to be implemented in the fall term of the 2021-2022 academic year.

The new program will be a two (2) semester blended distance education (DE) program housed on the main Jackson campus of UMMC. Courses will be offered during the fall and spring semesters each academic year. The program will be delivered through the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS). Additionally, students will attend face-to-face clinical experiences for four (4) days each semester that will include lab demonstrations and clinical rotations to meet the student learning objectives of each course. DOMS students will also receive K9/Working Dog Management training. The DOMS certificate program will offer a required course in both the fall and spring semesters. Additionally, an elective course will be offered in the spring semester for paramedics who desire advanced training in pharmacology and balanced resuscitation.

The program is designed to provide advanced medical training to a specialized group of field medical providers who engage in high risk, remote, operational, or austere medicine. These providers will come from federal, state, and military agencies that provide medical care under these special circumstances. Admission selection will be based on clinical training, operational status in addition to the requirements below.

Additional information will be posted once applications are available.