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Residency Curriculum

First Year

The first year is a traditional internship year. The resident will spend two half-days per week in the North Mississippi Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Center.  Pediatric wards and ER rotations are completed through a joint venture with Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Time is provided to our osteopathic internship candidates to focus on osteopathic skills.

Rotation Blocks
Surgery 1 block
Obstetrics/Float 2 blocks
Emergency Medicine 1 block
Family Medicine 4 blocks
Geriatrics 1 block
Pediatric Wards (LeBonheur) 1 block
Float/Gynecology 1 block
Neurology 1 block
Pulmonary 1 block
Vacation 15 days

Second Year

In the second and third year rotations, the resident gains increased knowledge and skills working with an experienced consultant. Emphasis is placed on primary care of the patient, and because of the private practice setting, residents learn to use the medical community's resources appropriately. The resident also spends three half-days per week in the Family Medicine Residency Center.

Rotation Blocks
Pediatric Emergency Medicine (LeBonheur) 1 block
Elective/Float 1 block
Orthopedics 1 block
Family Medicine 2 blocks
Cardiovascular Medicine 1 block
Emergency Medicine 1 block
Pediatrics Ambulatory Medicine/Peds Allergy 1 block
Obstetrics/Research 1 block
Intensive Care Unit 1 block
Behavioral Medicine 1 block
Practice Management/Community Medicine/Ophthalmology/School Health 1 block
Neonatology/Float 1 block
Vacation 15 days

Third Year

A wide variety of electives for second and third year residents are available in the program. Residents are offered six and one-half months in which to choose elective rotations. The Rural Family Medical Clinic rotation gives the resident an opportunity to rotate through one of more than 30 North Mississippi Medical Clinics. The resident also spends four half-days per week in the Family Medicine Residency Center.

Rotation Blocks
Sports Medicine 1 block
Endocrine 1 block
Elective/Float 1 block
Rural 1 block
Surgery 1 block
Geriatrics 1 block
Family Medicine Service 1 block
Urology/ENT 1 block
Peds Ambulatory 1 block
Float/Research 1 block
Dermatology/Family Medicine Clinic 1 block
Elective 2 blocks
Vacation 15 days

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Family Medicine Clinic, including Nursing Home and home visits
  • Healthy Start Prenatal Clinic

Additional Information

The Family Medicine Residency Center welcomes third and fourth year medical students. For more information, please contact:

Anita White
Phone: (662) 377-2287
E-mail: Anita.White@nmhs.net

Because of state licensure requirements, we are not eligible to accept International Medical Students.