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Mary Moore, left, answers questions from her physician, Dr. Sarah Glover, center, and scribe Matt McCoy.

Medical scribe program strives to deliver the write fit

Monday, December 30, 2019

At the Medical Center, the duties of a medical scribe – recording a patient’s symptoms, writing patient visit summaries and more – are, mostly, performed by people with other careers, or by students on their way to those careers. But a new program in the School of Health Related Professions will supply graduates dedicated to that profession alone and, it’s hoped, provide physicians greater satisfaction with their own. Read More

Heather Fennimore of Humanscale, left, proudly points to the plaque outside SHRP Lab 1B indicating the soon-to-be-upgraded student laboratory is dedicated in honor of her aunt, Florence E. King. Joining Fennimore on a tour of the school and the lab’s new location are, from left, Kevin Steets of Humanscale, Kim McGaugh, assistant dean of administration in SHRP, and Dr. Kristi Moore, assistant dean for academic affairs in SHRP.

SHRP gift: Former nursing coordinator's family gives ergonomic donation

Friday, August 23, 2019

The son and niece of a former nursing program coordinator at UMMC have ensured a lasting legacy for their loved one by helping outfit the School of Health Related Professions computer laboratory with chairs and monitor arms. The donation will enhance SHRP students' experience in the relocated lab - and teach a lesson or two in ergonomics, to boot. Read More

Illness keeps rad sciences student from Commencement, not graduation

When Sarah Herrington found herself in a hospital bed with no hope of discharge days before graduation, she was devastated to learn that she wouldn’t be able to walk across the Commencement stage with the rest of her class. What the radiologic sciences student didn't know: UMMC faculty had a plan to bring graduation to her.

Published on Thursday, May 30, 2019

UMMC confers 853 degrees in health sciences professions

The University of Mississippi Medical Center on Friday conferred degrees to 853 students who are beginning their careers in the health sciences, or entering into a new chapter of an existing one in this state and beyond.

Published on Friday, May 24, 2019

#UMMCGrad19: MHS Program bolsters flight nurse’s career opportunities

Brock Whitson has no immediate plans for a career change. The adrenaline-surging excitement that comes from playing a vital role on UMMC’s helicopter transport team is everything he ever hoped for in a career. But he knows he won’t always be able to sustain such a rapid pace. To prepare for that future, Whitson will receive his MHS from the School of Health Related Professions during Commencement 2019.

Published on Monday, May 20, 2019

SHRP Alumnus of Year uses D.H.A. skills to lead Children’s of Mississippi

A member of the first Doctorate of Health Administration graduating class at UMMC, Dr. Guy Giesecke is putting the knowledge, skills and research project he developed from his SHRP studies into his career as CEO of Children’s of Mississippi. The 2019 SHRP Alumnus of the Year gives back to the school by speaking to D.H.A. classes.

Published on Monday, February 18, 2019