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WCU College of Osteopathic Medicine Partners With Anderson Regional Medical Center

 

Hattiesburg, Miss., May 30, 2012 - The William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM) has established a partnership with Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian, enabling third-year medical students to complete their rotations at the clinic. To show WCU’s appreciation, Dr. Darrell Lovins, dean of the WCUCOM, and Dr. Jim Turner, associate dean for clinical sciences and associate professor of medicine at WCUCOM, presented a plaque to Ray Humphreys, president and CEO of Anderson Regional Medical Center, in the presence of Wanda Cooper, vice president of professional services for Anderson, and Angie Burks, director of East Central Area Health Education Center, on May 17. The WCUCOM has 603 preceptors from Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Florida who have agreed to host the third year students for their clinical rotations.

The WCUCOM is in its second year of operation, and the members of the inaugural class, class of 2014, will begin their clinical rotations in August. Over the year, the students will each complete eight rotations, covering the areas of family medicine, emergency medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine, and psychiatry for a span of one-two months for each area.
 

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(left to right) Wanda Cooper, vice president of professional services for Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian, and Ray Humphreys, president and CEO of Anderson, accept a plaque from Dr. Darrell Lovins, dean of the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM), while Dr. Jim Turner, associate dean for clinical sciences and associate professor of medicine at WCUCOM, and Angie Burks, director of East Central Area Health Education Center, look on. The plaque was presented on May 17 in appreciation of Anderson Regional Medical Center partnering with WCUCOM for third-year students’ clinical rotations during the 2012-2013 school year.