This residency is a 12-month ASHP-accredited postgraduate program that builds upon the experiences in a PGY-1 residency with a focus in infectious diseases. The resident will maintain an active practice in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Antimicrobial Stewardship, and Department of Pharmacy. Patient care services will be provided for both inpatient and outpatient clients to ensure continuity of care. The majority of experiences will occur at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). UMMC is a 722-bed tertiary care hospital near downtown Jackson and serving the entire state of Mississippi as the largest diagnostic, treatment and referral care system in the state. UMMC offers the only Level 1 trauma center, the only Level 4 neonatal intensive care nursery, and the only organ transplant programs in the state, in addition to Children's of Mississippi, Mississippi's only hospital solely dedicated to caring for children. The UMMC microbiology laboratory is staffed by medical technologists and clinical laboratory scientists 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The University of Mississippi Medical Center, located in Jackson, is the state's only academic health science center. UMMC includes six health science schools: medicine, nursing, dentistry, health related professions, graduate studies and pharmacy. (The School of Pharmacy is headquartered on the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford.) Enrollment in all programs is more than 2,800 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. Four specialized hospitals on the Jackson campus include the only children's hospital in Mississippi, a women and infants' hospital, an adult hospital, and a critical care hospital. UMMC offers the only Level 1 trauma center, the only Level 4 neonatal intensive care nursery, and the only organ transplant programs in the state, in ad...dition to many other referral services. University Physicians, the faculty group practice of the School of Medicine, includes about 500 doctors, many of them among leaders in their field, who care for patients in the university hospitals and in clinics on campus, around the Jackson metro area, and in outreach clinics around the state.
With more than 9,100 full- and part-time employees, UMMC is one of the largest employers in Mississippi. The Medical Center's $1.6 billion annual budget - approximately one-tenth 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.