Madison Native Begins Family Medicine Residency at NMMC
TUPELO, Miss.—The North Mississippi Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program recently welcomed eight new residents, including Jacob Cox, D.O., of Madison.
Dr. Cox received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Mississippi State University in Starkville, and his medical degree from the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Hattiesburg.
He is the son of Mary Jane Cox and the late Nathan Cox. He and his wife, Lauren, have an infant daughter, Allie Marie Cox.
“The family medicine residency training program emphasizes quality medical education through traditional medical and surgical rotations. The program’s quality is also enhanced by a broad-based curriculum in family medicine in the NMMC Family Medicine Residency Center and in rural rotations throughout North Mississippi Medical Clinics,” said Dennis Smith, D.O., residency director. “Our primary goal is to increase the number of board-certified family physicians in Mississippi, and this program is leading us in that direction. We must rebuild our primary care base if we expect to properly care for the growing number of elderly and if we expect to improve quality of care while tempering cost increases.”
For more information on the NMMC Family Medicine Residency Program, call (662) 377-2189 or 1-800-THE DESK (1-800-843-3375).