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Department of Emergency Medicine

The Department of Emergency Medicine was established as a formal department at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1994. The residency training program has been established since 1986.

The department is very involved in the educational programs for medical students, medical residents as well as nursing, dental and allied health students. In addition to the residency program, fellowship opportunities are available.

Emergency Medicine currently has 23 faculty members, a fully accredited residency program and a division of medical toxicology. It has an active research program, aeromedical critical care transport service and a state disaster program called Mississippi Med1.

Our faculty also provides medical direction and oversight for the Simulation Laboratory and ACLS training services.

For current US MD/DO medical students interested in rotating in the department, visit the section to the right entitled "Applying for Residency."


  • To deliver quality emergency medical and trauma care to the people of Mississippi;
  • To provide outstanding training to the residents and medical students involved in the delivery of that care;
  • To engage in state-of-the art research in acute care medicine;
  • To continually improve the quality and knowledge base of the specialty.