Resident Spotlight: Dr. Amor Royer

Dr. Amor Royer, PGY-3 in internal medicine, shares memories from training and his love for UMMC. A native of the US Virgin Islands, Dr. Royer shares about his interests and why he chose UMMC for training. Dr. Royer matched into Gastroenterology and Hepatology fellowship at the University of Louisville and will start July 2021.

Dr. Jessica (Jessie) Lavender has been named Director of the Primary Care Track for the internal medicine residency program. Dr. Lavender is an Assistant Professor in General Internal Medicine and Hypertension. She completed medical school, internal medicine residency, and chief residency at UMMC. As a resident, she was chosen as “Resident of the Year” by the Evers medical student society.

Dr. Calvin Thigpen has been named Vice Chair of Education for the Department of Medicine.
Dr. Thigpen received his BS in chemistry and math from the University of Mississippi and a BA in philosophy and psychology in 2001 from the University of Oxford in Oxford, England, where he spent two years as a Rhodes Scholar. He then returned to Mississippi…

Congratulations to all who matched into the department’s fellowship programs this month! Thirteen fellowships matched 28 residents who will begin their fellowships in July 2021. Read more for the full listing.

Join us for the Annual Griffith-Pinkston Memorial Golf Tournament which will be held November 11, 2020 at Lake Caroline Golf Club. All current trainees, faculty,

Mentoring: Dr Lillian Lien
Master Clinician: Dr. Mark Meeks
Outstanding Service by a Faculty Member: Dr. Bryan Barksdale
Outstanding Service by a Staff Member: Lorraine Findley, RN
Educator of the Year: Dr. Jessie Harvey

Welcome new interns and fellows

We welcomed 56 interns and 26 fellows to the Department of Medicine this month. This includes 25 categorical, 2 primary care, 5 medicine-pediatrics, and 24 additional preliminary or rotating interns who will spend anywhere from 6-12 months in the Department.

Welcome all to the Department of Medicine!

Dr. Schaefer joined UMMC in early 2020. He completed his internal medicine training at York Hospital in York, PA, and his gastroenterology training at Johns Hopkins (Baltimore, MD). Since completing his gastroenterology training, he has served in leadership positions in a variety of private and academic gastroenterology practices.

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