There are now more than 40 faculty members in our department. Primary faculty members are engaged in patient care, psychiatric research and teaching medical students, residents and fellows at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Secondary faculty members hold a primary appointment in another department at UMMC and enhance the scholarship of our department through teaching and scientific collaborations. Adjunct faculty members are employed outside UMMC and serve as teachers and mentors to our trainees, as well as scientific collaborators and clinical colleagues to our faculty and staff.
For adjunct faculty located at the G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital in Jackson, a faculty rank is provided by the department, while those outside the VA are given the title “clinician-educator,” “scientist-educator,” or “clinician-scientist,” depending on their service activity. Finally, emeritus faculty represent retired faculty members whose title has been retained on an honorary basis.