Residents practicing in the surgical simulation lab

The Department of Surgery offers many accredited residency programs

A patient actor with a student in a simulation lab

Patient actors give students a chance to put their newfound skills into practice

Medical students chatting with School of Medicine faculty member

Our goal is to train 1,000 additional doctors by 2025 to meet our state’s critical shortage

Medical students reciting Hippocratic oath

The short white coats worn by medical students symbolize physicians-in-training

Residents making rounds with School of Medicine faculty

Rounding with faculty gives the opportunity to experience what is learned in the classroom

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School of Medicine

The University of Mississippi School of Medicine trains physicians to deliver skilled, equitable health care to all citizens of Mississippi, the region and nation; this is the essential goal of the medical school.

The program is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.

Along the way, students who complete the four-year course of study leading to the Doctor of Medicine degree absorb the school’s core values, including respect for the range of diversity reflected in all people.


The University of Mississippi School of Medicine is committed to training skilled and compassionate physicians to provide high-quality and equitable health care particularly to the state’s residents, including diverse and underserved populations. The school prepares learners to provide excellent care through programs of innovative education, state-of-the-art research and comprehensive clinical practice.


Appreciation and respect for the traditions, customs and cultures of a diverse state is a must if the school’s students, faculty, administration and staff are to fulfill the school’s mission. This diversity embraces demographic attributes, personal attributes, varied life experiences, and much more.

Diversity and inclusion enrich the learning environment and better prepare physicians to offer quality care to everyone.


The UMMC School of Medicine is committed to the work of creating A Healthier Mississippi, including educating and training physicians for our state. You, our students, are critical in achieving that goal. Here, you will find excellent and highly skilled faculty prepared to lead you, teach you and walk with you on the journey to becoming a physician. Here, you will find dedicated and compassionate support staff who are committed to your success. Here, you will find fellow students who will greet you with open arms and share the path with you. Here, you will grow into the physician you have dreamed of becoming. And in Mississippi, you will make a difference.

LouAnn Wodward, SOM dean
"My husband and I decided to have a baby; I got pregnant at the end of my M1 year, and had her during my M2 year, so having family nearby in Mississippi was definitely a blessing. I feel like if I had gone anywhere else, I would have a drastically different life, and I wouldn't have had the successes I've had at UMMC."
—Meredith Cobb, MD/PhD

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