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MISSISSIPPI PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES WORK TO MAKE A HEALTHIER MISSISSIPPI

11/26/2019 - Jackson, Miss.

As the state's only academic medical center, the University of Mississippi Medical Center is leading the efforts to help improve the health of Mississippians. The Medical Center has a tri-fold mission to help Mississippians lead healthier lives by educating tomorrow's health-care professionals, conducting health sciences research, and providing cutting-edge patient care.

"The health disparities in Mississippi are an economic issue," said Dr. Alfred Rankins Jr., Commissioner of Higher Education. "Addressing these disparities will help Mississippians live healthier lives and help the state to have a healthier workforce, which will translate into more workers available for work and fewer days of work missed due to health issues."

Through its teaching, research and patient care mission, UMMC makes a substantial difference in our state. They are joined in this mission by Mississippi's other public universities, who prepare students to enter the medical center in pursuit of degree from one of the schools housed within the medical center.

University of Mississippi Medical Center by School
Primary Mississippi Public University at Admission
2019-2020
School ASU DSU JSU MSU MUW UM UMMC* USM
Health Related Professions 4 4 6 46 3 31 22 11
Dentistry 0 1 2 11 0 18 1 3
Medicine 2 3 1 41 1 51 0 12
Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences Center 1 5 4 29 2 33 2 11
Nursing 8 4 2 21 14 89 47 11
Population Health 0 0 0 1 0 4 2 2
Total 15 17 15 149 20 226 74 50

*Numbers for UMMC represent students who completed undergraduate studies at UMMC and who are now enrolled in graduate and professional programs at UMMC.

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The Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning governs the public universities in Mississippi, including Alcorn State University; Delta State University; Jackson State University; Mississippi State University including the Mississippi State University Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine; Mississippi University for Women; Mississippi Valley State University; the University of Mississippi including the University of Mississippi Medical Center; and the University of Southern Mississippi.

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