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Tuesday, November 5, 2019
The Mississippi Division of Medicaid (DOM) has joined forces with the Office of Mississippi Physician Workforce (OMPW) to strengthen its support for physician residency training programs, a move that could create dozens of new training slots around the state in the next two years. Read More
The first physician assistant training program at a public university in Mississippi is scheduled to begin no later than January 2021. Read More
William Carey University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine has been approved to expand its enrollment by 100 percent over the next four years. The universities medical school currently accepts 100 students each year. The size of the incoming class will grow to 150 in the next academic school year. If the program continues to go as planned the class size will grow to 175 in 2021, and to 200 in 2022.
Published on Monday, September 16, 2019
The shortage of physicians is an issue across the United States., but it is particularly acute in Mississippi, which ranks 50th in the country in access to active physicians per capita. But a number of different efforts are underway to increase the number of physicians in the state.
Published on Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Governor Phil Bryant has signed an Executive Order creating the Mississippi Rural Health Care Task Force.
The Mississippi State Board of Health has been joined by one new member and three others have been reappointed to serve. Jim Perry of Jackson was sworn in as the newest member of the Mississippi State Board of Health at the Board’s quarterly meeting. Perry was appointed to the Board by Governor Phil Bryant for a six-year term.