University of Mississippi, Medical Center Admission
University of Mississippi, Medical Center Undergraduate Program
University of Mississippi, Medical Center Application
The University of Mississippi is a rather large, public institution located in the city of Jackson, Mississippi, and has a combined graduate and undergraduate population of over 16,500 students. The university's Medical Center, however, is significantly smaller, and is home to about 400 graduate medical students. The average age of enrollment is around 24, and it is fairly rare for any of the students to enter the school directly from their undergraduate education. The school is perhaps best known for its extensive collaboration with the other schools within the university, as well as for its emphasis on patient contact and the doctor-patient relationship. Aside from the basic MD degree, the school offers a joint degree in the MD/PhD in the areas of anatomy, biochemistry, microbiology, neuroscience, pathology, as well as pharmacology.
Admission to the University of Mississippi's Medical Center is quite competitive among the relatively few students who apply; last year, over 240 students applied for admission to the school, and approximately 118 of those students were accepted. Eventually however, only about 100 of the admitted students actually enrolled for the coming semester. The admitted students had average MCAT scores of about 9.6 in Biology, 9.0 in Physics, and 9.7 in Verbal, as well as an average undergraduate GPA of about a 3.7. Students are notified of their admissions status on a rolling basis, and are able to take advantage of the school's early application program.
The Medical Center has about 590 faculty members, all of whom come from relatively diverse medical and academic backgrounds. The school also boasts a very manageable student to faculty ratio of about 1:1, and the small classes allow for plenty of discussion and interaction between students and their professors.
Graduates of the Medical Center often go on to be accepted into some of the most prestigious and competitive residency programs in the nation, and most frequently specialize in the areas of family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine, ob/gyn, medical research, psychiatry, as well as surgery.
Students are required to complete extensive clinical training including 6 weeks of family medicine, 12 weeks of neurology, 6 weeks of ob/gyn, 6 weeks of psychiatry, 6 weeks of pediatrics, as well as 12 weeks of surgery. Students complete their clinical training at affiliated facilities including the University Hospital, the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children, the Veterans Administration Hospital, the McBryde Rehabilitation Center for the Blind, as well as the Jackson Medical Mall Ambulatory Clinic and State Health Department Offices.
"You get a lot of hands on experience; it makes things a lot easier when you graduate."
"The faculty is extremely dedicated, and it's quite obvious they know what they're doing."
"I really love the fact that we get so much patient contact so early."
"Tuition is very high if you aren't an in state student."
"The administration often seems more concerned with the undergraduate students than they do with us."
"There are always those few students who feel the need to constantly compete with one another."
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