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Monday, April 19, 2021
School of Medicine alumni are scattered across the state and throughout the country, representing numerous graduating classes and practicing a variety of specialties at an assortment of institutions. By March 2020, they, like their colleagues here at UMMC, were facing a common enemy, sharing similar emotions and hoping for the same thing: an end to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More
Monday, March 29, 2021
Learning to work together to care for a homeless veteran was the goal of an interprofessional exercise involving medical, nursing and pharmacy students. During the simulation at the School of Nursing, students could listen to the lung function of a manikin named Pete Prince Jr., observe his vital signs and advocate for him as their patient. The annual exercise teaches students the importance of every care team member. Read More
Last week, more than 130 students in the School of Medicine discovered where they will spend the next several years as physicians. On Friday, scores of these students mounted the stage of Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson to announce to their peers where they will train in their specialties as residents, in locations from Boston to Gainesville, and from Chapel Hill to Portland. Nearly half of those students – 60 in all – matched right here at the Medical Center.
Published on Monday, March 22, 2021
Everyone around medical student Conner Ball knew he was a gifted singer/musician – in fact, they seemed to know it better than he did. Then, as a kind of confidence-booster, his wife Carrie bought him a recording session at a local studio, and that was, more or less, the first step toward a coveted audition with one of America’s premier TV talent shows.
Published on Friday, March 19, 2021
Throughout most of her medical school years, Kandice Bailey believed desire and gumption would lift her over any obstacles she faced as she raced toward her goals – and they did. But when it came time to interview for a coveted residency spot, there was one thing she forgot to believe in: herself.
Published on Monday, May 11, 2020
College students dreaming of medical careers but discouraged by a lack of resources may be candidates for PROMISE, a program to boost those under-represented in medicine. Mid-March is the deadline for applying to this early assurance initiative UMMC officials believe could ultimately encourage some participants to pursue careers in other health care fields as well.
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