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Selection of Residents

Selection of residents in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center is based on academic records, recommendation letters, and interviews. Selection is made without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, marital or veteran status, age or disability. 

Residents at UMMC must obtain a Mississippi medical license. The Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure requires that all applicants pass the United States Medical Licensure Examination Steps 1 and 2 (clinical Knowledge and clinical skills) before a restricted temporary (training) license will be issued. Graduates of non-US medical schools must pass USMLE Steps 1, 2CK and 2CS to be eligible for a Limited Institutional License. Physicians must pass USMLE Steps 1, 2CK & CS and 3 to be eligible for a Mississippi license.
Applicants who are not Unites States citizens must have a permanent resident card to be employed as a resident at UMMC. International medical graduates must have a current, valid ECFMG certificate to begin residency training.
UMMC requires all new employees to submit to a drug screen. Incoming residents will undergo a drug screen upon arrival to campus or during orientation. Trainees will be fingerprinted and background investigation will be conducted including previous employment, licensing, certification, criminal background, credit and personal references.