Welcome to the School of Medicine's Office of Graduate Medical Education at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. UMMC unites the interrelated activities of education in the health sciences and accepts responsibility for teaching, research, service and leadership in this field. Its programs embrace training for physicians, dentists, nurses and allied health professionals; graduate medical education, graduate dental education and graduate study in the health sciences; and the delivery of health care in the teaching hospitals and clinics.
The University of Mississippi exists to enhance the educational, economic, health care, social and cultural foundations of the state, region and nation. Within this framework, the Medical Center's principal and continuing mission is to train health care professionals at the first professional, graduate and postgraduate levels for Mississippi. The Medical Center fosters and protects a learning environment conducive to educational excellence in the health sciences, cutting-edge biomedical research to expand the body of basic and applied knowledge, and exemplary patient care that moves toward the ultimate goals of elimination of health disparities and improved health and well-being for the citizens of Mississippi, the region, the nation and the world.
As Mississippi's population is culturally diverse, the institution encourages and actively recruits applicants from all segments of the state's population. The Medical Center is committed to maintaining an educational environment that fosters respect for and sensitivity to individual differences, promotes personal and professional development, and gives all students the opportunity to succeed.
Medical Center graduates at all levels are expected to possess and to demonstrate the skills and knowledge necessary to practice their disciplines as competent health professionals.