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Department of Medicine

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The Department of Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center was founded in 1955 and has a rich history of dedication to clinical care, education and research. UMMC is the state’s only academic health science center and includes seven health science schools.

As the largest department on campus, the DOM includes 13 divisions: allergy and immunology, cardiology, digestive diseases, endocrinology, general internal medicine, geriatrics, hematology and oncology, hospital medicine, infectious diseases, nephrology, rheumatology and molecular immunology, palliative and supportive care, and pulmonary critical care and sleep medicine.

The department includes over 300 staff and treats adult patients in various locations across the city, including UMMC main campus, the Jackson Medical Mall, Belhaven University Physicians, UMMC Specialty Select and UMMC Grant’s Ferry.

Department of Medicine Impact Report

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Welcome from Our Chair

Welcome to the Department of Medicine (DOM) at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. The DOM is dedicated to providing highest-quality expert patient care, training of the next generation of internists and subspecialist physicians, and research effort to discover and develop more effective medical therapies and cures for tomorrow. Integral to University of Mississippi Medical Center, the only academic medical center in the state of Mississippi, the DOM represents the largest academic department and includes 12 divisions and 150 faculty across multiple locations. 

Michael Hall, MD

Featured News

Medical Kayla Lovitt and Stephen Weathersby, Jr. examine and interview Standardized Patient Terry Winstead; this simulated clinical experience will be afforded M1s and M2s when the curriculum design is in place.

Revolution evolution: Coming curriculum model breaks century-old mold

Monday, August 14, 2023

The way medical students learn at the Medical Center has undergone a major overhaul. A curriculum redesign, in the works for years, is replacing an educational model created two years before the sinking of the Titanic. Read More

Honorees or their representatives at the Medical Alumni Awards dinner are, front row, from left, Dr. Gerry Ann Houston, Dr. Summer Allen and Dr. J. Clay Hays Jr.; back row, from left: Dr. Jennifer Garrett, representing Dr. James J. Corbett; Dr. Claude D. Brunson; Marsha Thompson, representing the late Dr. Ed Thompson Jr.; and Dr. Shirley Dreux Schlessinger.

They ‘made our profession better’: Hall of Fame pays homage to distinguished physicians

Monday, July 31, 2023

The names of seven more movers and shakers grace an expanding honor roll of physicians whose education and/or careers are linked to the University of Mississippi Medical Center. They have excelled in the fields of cardiology, pulmonology, anesthesiology, neurology, hospice care, organ recovery and public health. Their accomplishments have heartened students, patients and anyone who has ever dreamed of achieving a first. Read More

Grand Rounds with UMMC Medicine

Weekly Grand Rounds showcase expertise in medicine topics to help students, trainees and faculty stay up-to-date in important, evolving areas of medicine. Held at noon Tuesdays, these engaging and informative lectures are presented by thought leaders in their respective medical fields.

Grand Rounds Schedule
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Read here for news, views, and updates from the Department of Medicine and its 12 divisions.

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The Department of Medicine is home to 2 residency and 14 fellowship programs.

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UMMC research initiatives are leading the way in discoveries to improve the health of all people, especially Mississippians.