Medical students reciting Hippocratic oath

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

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

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

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.

Dean's Welcome

As an alumna, I can say that our medical school is among the finest in the country. We are excited for what the future holds for our program - a future vested in the lives and careers of prospective medical students just like you. We have expanded our School of Medicine to help train more physicians for our state, with the goal of helping create a healthier Mississippi.

LouAnn Wodward, SOM dean

"I'm ecstatic to be here. I love it here. I plan to practice in Mississippi and stress to my patients the importance of preventive care. At some point, I want to get back to my community. I like the clinical setting. I like being a busybody of sorts and seeing patients regularly to make a connection with them. I would hope that some tribal members see a Choctaw woman attaining a medical degree, and would be inspired."

—Christina Wallace, medical student 2015-2019


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