On October 7, a group of students from the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry became the first to complete a new six week-long program practicing in private dental clinics throughout the state. The Community Outreach Dental Externship is in its infancy, but it is already providing wins for all involved: the students, the school and rural Mississippians.
A collaboration between the University of Mississippi School of Nursing and Information & Quality Healthcare, a member of the atom Alliance, a five-state Quality Improvement Network-Quality Improvement Organization providing services in Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and Mississippi, is aiding implementation of key health-care related legislation.
Ninety percent of cytotechnologists employed in Mississippi, and all of those employed at the Medical Center, received their training at the School for Health Related Professions. The positive impact they’ve had on the health of women in the state is undeniable.
When Brannon Myrick’s first child was born, he felt that something was not exactly “typical.” Although the delivery was uneventful, the doctors and nurses whisked little Leighton Olivia away, leaving Myrick torn between making sure his wife, Lisa, was okay and checking on his new daughter.
If one looked at the statistics, an African American male in the shrinking town of Shelby would have a greater chance of being incarcerated than earning a bachelor’s degree.
Standardized patients have assisted in medical student training for years. What’s different today is that the students participating are not a group of future M.D.s. Included in this exercise are students from the Schools of Nursing and Health Related Professions.
When JoAnn Vandergriff and her husband, Bill, were planning their retirement, the couple decided to set up a charitable remainder trust, a planned gift that will endow the JoAnn McCullar Vandergriff Scholarship and provide substantial support to the School of Nursing.
Dr. Peter Giroux, professor of occupational therapy in the School of Health Related Professions, has been assisting children with special and exceptional needs for more than 20 years.
Swapping scrubs for a business suit is a common transition for many holding administrative positions in health care today. The role of health-related administrator often follows a successful career as a health-care provider.