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University of Mississippi Medical Center

University of Mississippi Medical Center is college with 700 students located in Jackson, MS.

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The University of Mississippi Medical Center, located in Jackson, is the state's only academic health science center. UMMC encompasses six health science schools: medicine, nursing, dentistry, health related professions, graduate studies and pharmacy. (The School of Pharmacy is headquartered on the Oxford campus.) Enrollment in all programs is more than 2,400 students. The Medical Center's missions are 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. A major goal of the Medical Center is the elimination of differences in health status of Mississippians based on race, geography, income or social status.

Integral to its education and research missions, UMMC provides wide-ranging patient care programs through University of Mississippi Health Care. Four specialized hospitals on the Jackson campus include the only children's hospital in Mississippi, a women and infants' hospital, and a critical care hospital. UMHC offers the only level one trauma center, the only level three neonatal intensive care nursery, and the only organ transplant programs in the state, in addition to many other referral services. University Physicians, the faculty group practice of the School of Medicine, includes 450 doctors, many of them among the leaders in their field, who care for patients in the university hospitals and in clinics on campus and around the Jackson metro area.

With over 9,100 full- and part-time employees, UMMC is one of the largest employers in Mississippi. The Medical Center's $1.3 billion annual budget - less than one-fifth from state appropriations - represents 10 percent of the Jackson metro area economy and 2 percent of the state economy. Despite the recent national recession, UMMC continues to grow in all its mission areas.

Student Life

Student Life

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 700
Gender 17% Male / 83% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 52% Full Time / 48% Part Time
Geography 99% In State / 1% Out of State / % International
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 76%
Multi-racial 1%
Hispanic/Latino 1%
Black or African American 21%
Asian 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Housing

3% of students live on-campus.

  • Apartments for Married Students
  • Women's Dorms

Activities

Student Publications: The Murmur

  • Government or Political Activity
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: pre-admission summer program study skills assistance tutoring
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries
  • Counseling Services: alcohol/substance abuse counseling chaplain/spiritual director career counseling financial aid counseling health services minority students services personal counseling
  • Facilities
  • Special Needs Services: services and/or facilities for hearing impaired partial services for students with learning disabilities services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): liberal arts/career combination
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (45%), Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer (15%), Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other (15%), Dental Hygiene/Hygienist (9%), Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist (8%), Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator (2%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to conduct and supervise complex medical tests, clinical trials, and research experiments; manage clinical laboratories; and consult with physicians and clinical researchers on diagnoses, disease causation and spread, and research outcomes. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of hematology, clinical chemistry, microbiology, immunology, immunohematology, physiological relationships to test results, laboratory procedures and quality assurance controls, test and research design and implementation, analytic techniques, laboratory management, data development and reporting, medical informatics, and professional standards and regulations.

Job Opportunities:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
Perform complex medical laboratory tests for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May train or supervise staff.

A program that prepares individuals to work with pathologists to detect changes in body cells that may indicate, and permit diagnosis of, the early development of cancers and other diseases. Includes instruction in biochemistry, microbiology, applied mathematics, microscopy, slide preparation, identification of cellular structures and abnormalities, and laboratory procedures and safety.

Job Opportunities:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
Perform complex medical laboratory tests for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May train or supervise staff.

A program that prepares individuals to clean teeth and apply preventive materials, provide oral health education and treatment counseling to patients, identify oral pathologies and injuries, and manage dental hygiene practices. Includes instruction in dental anatomy, microbiology, and pathology; dental hygiene theory and techniques; cleaning equipment operation and maintenance; dental materials; radiology; patient education and counseling; office management; supervised clinical training; and professional standards.

Job Opportunities:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
Dental Hygienists
Clean teeth and examine oral areas, head, and neck for signs of oral disease. May educate patients on oral hygiene, take and develop x rays, or apply fluoride or sealants.

A program that prepares individuals to plan, design, and manage systems, processes, and facilities used to collect, store, secure, retrieve, analyze, and transmit medical records and other health information used by clinical professionals and health care organizations. Includes instruction in the principles and basic content of the biomedical and clinical sciences, information technology and applications, data and database management, clinical research methodologies, health information resources and systems, office management, legal requirements, and professional standards.

Job Opportunities:

Medical and Health Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations.

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians, to provide medical imaging services to patients and attending health care professionals. Includes instruction in applied anatomy and physiology, patient positioning, radiographic technique, radiation biology, safety and emergency procedures, equipment operation and maintenance, quality assurance, patient education, and medical imaging/radiologic services management.

Job Opportunities:

Radiologic Technologists
Take x rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient's blood stream for diagnostic purposes. Includes technologists who specialize in other scanning modalities.

A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

Job Opportunities:

Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
Demonstrate and teach patient care in classroom and clinical units to nursing students. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Registered Nurses
Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.

Bachelor's

Any instructional program in the biological and biomedical sciences not listed above.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Biological Scientists, All Other
All biological scientists not listed separately.
Life Scientists, All Other
All life scientists not listed separately.
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Administration & Faculty

Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Dr James Keeton
Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Full-time Faculty 831
Student : Faculty Ratio 4 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 58 : 41
Percentage of Faculty Members
Tenured Faculty 33
Tenure Track Faculty 21
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 45
International Faculty 3

Admissions

Admissions

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Finance

Finance

Sticker Price

In-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $6,282 Same as On-Campus
Fees $566 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $6,848 $6,848

Out-of-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $16,266 Same as On-Campus
Fees $566 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $16,832 $16,832

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://financialaid.umc.edu/.

Estimate the net price for you at http://financialaid.umc.edu/helpful_links.html.

Alumni and Outcomes

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