Published on July 11, 2017

NMMC Welcomes New Family Medicine Residents

TUPELO, Miss.—The North Mississippi Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program has seven new residents beginning the program. The new residents are:

  • Cameron Bonds, M.D., of Tishomingo received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Mississippi in Oxford. He completed his medical degree at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson. He is part of the Mississippi Rural Physician Scholarship Program and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
  • Jacob Cox, D.O., of Madison 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.
  • Craig Moffett, D.O., of Fulton received his bachelor’s degrees in biology and psychology from the University of Mississippi in Oxford and a master’s degree in biomedical sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He received his medical degree from the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Hattiesburg. He is a Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholar, and served as a student delegate to the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians and the Mississippi State Medical Association.
  • Stephen Morgan, M.D., of Vardaman received his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Oxford, and his medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson. In medical school, he was a member of the Gold Humanism Honors Society, the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program and the Family Medicine Interest Group.
  • Mimi Nguyen, D.O., of Natchez received her bachelor’s degree from Millsaps College in Jackson, and her medical degree from the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville, Ky.
  • Chelsea Rick, D.O., of Fulton graduated cum laude from Millsaps College in Jackson with a bachelor’s degree in biology. She received her medical degree from the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Hattiesburg. She was named Student Doctor of the Year by her medical school and is a Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholar. She was named Miss Mississippi in 2013 and participated in several community service events as part of her participation in Miss Mississippi and Miss America. She was a member of the osteopathic medicine honor society Sigma Sigma Phi, and is a member of the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians.
  • Brett Zepponi, D.O., of Leland received his bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Mississippi College in Clinton, and his medical degree from the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Hattiesburg.

“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).

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