Page 18 - Spring 2012

WCUCOM has obtained 603 preceptors
from Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee,
and Florida who have agreed to host third-
year medical students for their clinical
rotations during the 2012-2013 academic
year. Plaques showing the WCUCOM’s
appreciation have been presented to
some of those locations, including Forrest
General Hospital, Hattiesburg Clinic,
Family Health Care Clinic of Laurel,
South Central Regional Medical Center
in Laurel, and the Wiggins branch of
Hattiesburg Clinic. WCUCOM is in its
second year of operation, and the 101
members of the inaugural class, class of
will be in their clinical rotations in
August. Over the 2012-2013 school year,
students will 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.
right to left) Dr. John Fitzpatrick, president
of Hattiesburg Clinic, accepts a plaque of
appreciation from Dr. Darrell Lovins, dean of
left to right) Cindy Henderson and her son, Austin
Henderson from Oak Grove High School, listen as  Dr.
Scott Hummel, vice president for advancement and
church relations, gives information about scholarships
WCU offers at the Careers in Healthcare Symposium.
WCU Holds
Partners with
Careers in Healthcare
William Carey
University held the
first symposium
for high school
students interested
in health care
careers on March
from University of
Mississippi Medical
Center (UMMC),
Jones County
Junior College,
Mississippi Gulf
Coast Community
College, Pearl
River Community
College, WCU, and
WCU College of
Osteopathic Medicine were present and led breakout sessions to
present information about the programs they offer.
During the general session, Dr. Robert
Huddleston from the Mississippi Department of
Employment Security addressed employment
trends in health care. Following his presentation,
Dr. Rob Rockhold, deputy chief academic officer
at UMMC, gave inside information
about careers in medicine,
nursing, mental health, and
other allied health fields.
Dr. Janet Williams, dean of
WCU’s school of nursing, gave helpful tips about obtaining
financial aid and utilizing available resources offered at colleges
and universities. Janie Guice, director of the Mississippi Rural
Physicians Scholarship Program, served as keynote speaker for the
luncheon following the sessions.
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