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Mississippi is the home to a growing number of Graduate Medical Education (GME) residency training programs. Residencies are located across the state, in both rural and urban settings, and all are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
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The Family Medicine Program at Baptist Memorial Hospital - DeSoto is a newly established program that welcomed its’ inaugural class of residents in July 2022. Located 5 miles south of Memphis, TN, the unopposed program will have the opportunity to develop a unique Family Medicine Program that gives each resident both urban and rural experiences in one. Each resident will have the opportunity to care for patients in both a Federally Qualified Healthcare Center and a Baptist-owned medical clinic throughout their three years of training.
The Transitional Year Program at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto is a sponsored program by the Department of Family Medicine. The one-year urban program's goal is to provide each resident with a well-balanced experience in a broad range of medical disciplines, facilitating their choice of and in preparation for a specific specialty. With a well-defined curriculum and numerous available electives, the program also provides an opportunity to complete prerequisites for one’s subsequent residency program (including but not limited to: Radiology, Otolaryngology, Anesthesiology, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, etc.).
The Department of Internal Medicine at Baptist Golden Triangle in Columbus, MS is dedicated to training residents for careers in general internal medicine or further training in a subspecialty area. The education structure of the program is centered on patient-based learning, a core schedule emphasizing pathology of disease as well as diagnostic processes and clinical management skills. Internal Medicine residents work within the Baptist Memorial Health Care system and benefit from more hands-on primary care and subspecialty experience through one-on-one work in clinical and community-based settings.
The Internal Medicine Program at Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi welcomed their first class of residents to Oxford in July 2021. Residents will be fully prepared to practice medicine by mastering the required curricula, disciplines, and technologies to succeed as internal medicine physicians. The curriculum is designed to promote a culture of resilience through intervals of intense training and more relaxed learning experiences. With Baptist Memorial Medical Education as its sponsoring institution, the program’s residents will be fully prepared to practice medicine by mastering the required curricula, disciplines, and technologies to succeed as internal medicine physicians.
EC-HealthNet Family Medicine Residency Program was founded on the principle to teach family medicine physicians to meet the critical need for patient care within rural settings. The program began as a joint mission of several local health organizations, including Rush Foundation Hospital and Anderson Regional Medical Center. Residents also work side by side with multiple community preceptors to have one on one experience managing medical issues in areas including cardiac care, emergency room care, surgical care, orthopedics, pulmonary medicine, nephrology, obstetrics and gynecology, and psychiatric care.
The Forrest General Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program is an unopposed community program based in the largest hospital is south Mississippi. It is partnered with Hattiesburg Clinic, the largest multi-specialty physician group in Mississippi. The program prepares physicians to practice cutting-edge medicine, while developing the skillset required for full-spectrum primary care. The residency training program provides a three-year curriculum which emphasizes population health and preventive medicine and has a 100% board passage rate.
The Memorial Hospital at Gulfport Family Medicine Residency Program offers robust rotations with opportunities to train in a culturally and socioeconomically diverse community setting. The hospital is one of the most comprehensive healthcare systems in the state, licensed for 328 beds, including a state-designated Level II Trauma Center, three nursing centers, three outpatient surgery centers, satellite outpatient diagnostic and rehabilitation centers and more than 95 Memorial Physician Clinics. The program combines the traditional institutional inpatient teaching rotations with community outreach programs.
Keesler Air Force Base is home to Keesler Medical Center, a busy 60 bed hospital that cares for active duty service members and their families, retired service members and VA patients. The medical center is the home to both the Internal Medicine Residency Program and General Surgery Residency Program.
The Internal Medicine Residency is a three-year unopposed program that provides training in inpatient medicine, ambulatory medicine and preventative care. Our program has training affiliations with the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Gulfport Memorial Hospital, and the Singing River Hospital system. Upon graduation, Keesler residents are board eligible, internal medicine physicians and many go on to subspecialties to include pulmonary critical care, cardiology, nephrology and hematology/oncology.
The General Surgery Residency Program provides extensive training in all avenues of General Surgery with emphasis on endoscopy, Critical Care and Trauma surgery, Minimally Invasive/Bariatric surgery, Vascular surgery, and Colorectal surgery. Additional training in surgical subspecialties to include Burn Center, Plastic Surgery, Transplant surgery, Cardiothoracic surgery are available throughout the residency. Our program has training affiliations with the University of Mississippi Medical Center, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Medical Center, Brooke Army Medical Center-Joint Base San Antonio, Sacred Heart Hospital-Pensacola, 96th Medical Group-Eglin Air Force Base, and Landstuhl Regional Medical Center-Germany.
Magnolia Regional Health Center is home to both the Emergency Medicine Residency Program and Internal Medicine Residency Program.
The Emergency Medical Residency is dedicated to training highly skilled, compassionate, and well-rounded physicians competent to provide care for all patients in emergent, urgent and ambulatory settings, especially in a community hospitals and rural areas. Corinth is an excellent setting for this type of program, as the vast majority of emergency medicine residencies are in urban or suburban communities. Recently, greater attention has been focused on health care in smaller and more rural communities due to fewer resources and physicians in these areas.
The Magnolia Regional Health Center Internal Medicine Residency Program has a structured, robust didactic curriculum with hands-on learning through tailored clinical experience. With the advantages of a rural training program, plus the option for rotations at a university program, residents graduate prepared for the challenges of fellowship or beginning practice. We take great pride in training physicians for our rural, medically under-served area and emphasize personal, clinical and professional development under the careful guidance and supervision of faculty that are committed to teaching residents and students.
The Cardiology Fellowship at Magnolia Regional Health Center offers a structured three year program of training designed to prepare highly qualified candidates for careers in clinical and investigative cardiology. Graduates of the program meet board eligibility requirements for general cardiology and COCATS Level 2 requirements for Nuclear and Echocardiography Boards.
Merit Health Wesley, located in Hattiesburg, MS, is home to three residency training programs.
The Emergency Medicine Residency Program is dedicated to excellence in the training of Emergency Medicine Residents. The goal of the training program is to provide the graduating residents with the tools, skills, empathy and knowledge to practice in any Emergency Department of their choosing. The program boasts both synergy with and extensive involvement from attending physicians.
Merit Health Wesley's Internal Medicine Residency Program is a three-year program that offers ten positions each year for a total of 30. Focusing on general internal medicine, the program’s goal is to provide a well-rounded experience for physician residents who want to pursue a career as a community-based internist or those who intend to pursue a subspecialty field such as cardiology, gastroenterology, nephrology, etc. The program boasts both synergy with and extensive involvement from attending physicians.
Merit Health Wesley’s Transitional Year Residency Program is a 1 year program which accepts 12 residents each year. The goal of the training program is to provide the graduating intern with the tools, skills, empathy and knowledge to practice in general medicine or to continue with the post graduate medical education of their choosing. The curriculum includes educations in OB-GYN, surgery, pediatrics, family medicine, internal medicine, emergency medicine, ICU, cardiology and night float.
The Mississippi Delta Family Medicine Residency is a community-based program sponsored by the Mississippi Medical Education and Research Consortium. The program’s mission is to produce caring, well-rounded, competent physicians who provide medical service that is sensitive to the state’s rural and underserved citizens. Residents rotate between two primary sites: Delta Health System in Greenville, MS and South Sunflower County Hospital in Indianola, MS. Residents are trained by experienced, board certified faculty and community attending physicians from throughout the Delta who have extensive experience in the practice of rural medicine.
The Mississippi State Hospital Psychiatry Hospital (MSH) is a publicly funded by the Mississippi Department of Mental Health and is accredited by the Joint Commission. The broad array of psychiatric services provided at MSH provides residents with a rich, unique learning environment. Services include Adult Acute Psychiatric Services, Continued Treatment Psychiatric Services, Forensic Psychiatric Services, Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services, and Addiction Services. Our campus is already a premiere training site for multiple disciplines. Residents will be part of a unique community of learners from various disciplines including psychology, nursing, social services, and recreation therapy.
North Mississippi Medical Center (NMMC) is the largest rural hospital in the United States and is home to both the NMMC Family Medicine Residency Program and NMMC Internal Medicine Residency Program.
Established in 1994, the Family Medicine Residency Program, a community-based, unopposed program, is committed to high quality primary care and the training of excellent family practitioners. An important element in this history of service was the establishment of the Family Medicine Residency Program in 1994. NMMC is committed to high quality primary care and the training of excellent family practitioners.
North Mississippi Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Residency Program is located on the campus of our 650-bed rural health care facility in Tupelo, Mississippi, which houses the region’s sole Level II designated trauma center. North Mississippi Health Services is a 2012 recipient of the prestigious Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award, and NMMC, its flagship hospital, is a 2006 Baldridge Award recipient.
The University of Mississippi Medical Center, located in Jackson, MS, is the state's only academic health science center. The Medical Center's three-part mission is to improve the lives of Mississippians by educating tomorrow's health care professionals, by conducting health sciences research, and by providing cutting-edge patient care. GME-accredited residency programs include: Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal medicine, Medicine/Pediatrics, Medical Genetics, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Plastic Surgery, Preventive Medicine, Psychiatry, Radiation/Oncology, Radiology, Surgery, and Urology.