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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. 

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Terrca Hickman, a Choctaw Central High junior, intubates a medical manikin, guided by Andrew Shelby, educator in the Life Support Training Center, part of the Simulation and Interprofessional Education Center in the School of Medicine.

Breathing new life into health care diversity: Choctaw students recruited at UMMC

Monday, April 25, 2022

Almost two dozen Choctaw high school juniors and seniors took a 90-minute bus ride to the Medical Center last week for a morning of discovery. For several UMMC schools, it was a new recruiting opportunity; for the visitors, it was a chance to learn more about themselves and their health care dreams. Read More

Nena Hawkins uses a dental light curing unit to activate a dual-cured resin cement through an all-ceramic sample that later will be laser irradiated and tested to determine bond strength.

The size is right: Campus enrollment climbs

Monday, November 15, 2021

For the third year in a row, Medical Center schools as a whole have boosted the number of students who have decided to make health care careers their goal as the state’s future nurses, scientists, doctors, dentists, speech pathologists, occupational or physical therapists, among many more. In the face of the pandemic and personal crises, they have prevailed. 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.

Each of the Grand Rounds with UMMC Medicine lectures series is recorded and available online. Stay tuned for an exciting announcement on how you will soon be able to earn CME credits by viewing select Grand Rounds lectures from our archives.

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News

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

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Education

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

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Research

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

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