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Department of Medicine (Internal Medicine)

Welcome to the Department of Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Our department’s mission is threefold: education, clinical care and research.

Our department of more than 140 faculty members is committed to advancing education by setting the highest standards for training and professional development. We view medical education as the foundation for the health of our state and our nation. Our goal is to ensure that all our trainees have not only the skills to practice independently and confidently when they graduate, but also the mindset that being a physician means being a lifelong learner.

The department is divided into 12 divisions: allergy and immunology, cardiology, digestive diseases, endocrinology, general internal medicine and hypertension, geriatrics, hematology and oncology, hospital medicine, infectious diseases, nephrology, rheumatology and molecular immunology, and pulmonary critical care and sleep medicine. We offer residency training as well as fellowships in each of our subspecialties.

Our training programs are among the strongest in the nation. This stems from caring for a diverse patient population, a heavy emphasis on effective teaching rounds, a focus on the appropriate balance between supervision and autonomy, and consistent attention to learning feedback and evaluations. 

Both our residency and fellowship training programs have robust leadership and numerous faculty members with strong educational backgrounds. We devote personalized attention to each trainee's career and personal goals and interests with the understanding that our program is the best it can be only when our trainees are maximizing their potential, finding fulfillment in meeting the health care needs of their patients, and contributing to research and scholarship locally, regionally, and nationally.

Each resident graduates with a wide variety of career opportunities, whether that be in general medicine or in a subspecialty, in an academic or a private practice setting.