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Residency Program

Welcome to the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. We are glad you're considering applying to our residency program and have created this website to assist you in learning more about us. 

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UMMC is Mississippi's ONLY:

  • Level 1 Trauma Center
  • Children's Hospital
  • Academic Medical Center
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    $2.5 Million

What We Cover:

  • 5 centrally located hospitals and clinics on one campus

Residency Program:

  • We are one of the top 30 programs nationally in NIH funding ($2.5 million)
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  • Our five year program accepts three new residents per year
  • Our residents have a 100% board pass rate

Mission statement

Our mission is to provide outstanding educational experiences for our residents that produce competent clinicians prepared for board certification and successful clinical practice while providing excellent care for the people of Mississippi and beyond. The program will provide a broad exposure to all aspects of the specialty through a variety of clinical experiences, structured learning environments and research opportunities.

Diversity and inclusion statement

We are dedicated to the education and training of diverse physician surgeons. We recognize the strength of a physician workforce comprised of many perspectives including race, ethnicity, age, gender identity, socioeconomic circumstance, disability, religious belief, political affiliation, and immigration status. This is paramount to graduating highly-trained, culturally competent physicians who will promote excellence in health care and innovative research endeavors to ultimately conquer health disparity.

Departmental vision

Our vision is to create an environment that would make you want to send your own family member for care or education. This environment is characterized by teamwork, service to others, camaraderie, having fun, working hard, being the best in customer service, loving to teach, leadership, and innovation. We consistently rank near the top in the nation in patient satisfaction in our department, and we lead our institution in this regard. We seek to be known among the medical students as the best department in terms of teaching, clinical care, and the quality of our residents. We want our residency graduates to be proud of their department and to return to visit for years to come. We want to be leaders locally and nationally and to produce graduates that will do the same whether in academic or private medicine.

If you want to be part of a program that puts residents first and that consistently learns and strives for excellence, then you should come visit us. You will not regret it.

Contact us

Bonnie Boyd

Residency Coordinator
Bonnie Boyd
(601) 815-3037

Lana Jackson

Residency Program Director
Lana Jackson, MD, PharmD
(601) 984-5456

Gina Jefferson

Vice Chair of Education
Gina Jefferson, MD, MS, FACS
(601) 984-5456