Get to know Dr. Hilary Elom, PGY-II internal medicine resident, public health graduate, and Captain in the US Army National Guard.
Get to know Dr. Ben Billingsley, categorical intern for the internal medicine residency program. A native Mississippian, Ben shares about his background, path to medicine, and why he chose to train at UMMC.
Dr. Justin M. Turner, alumnus of the internal medicine residency program, talks about what drew him back to his home state for residency training, why he remains here today, and what he loves about UMMC.
We welcomed 40 interns and 31 fellows to the Department of Medicine this month. This includes 26 categorical, 5 medicine-pediatrics, 4 preliminary, 2 preventive medicine, and 3 dermatology interns. In addition, 58 interns will spend anywhere from 6-12 months on rotations with the Department.
Dr. Teresa Moll is a PGY-V fellow in Endocrinology. A graduate of UMMC School of Medicine and the medicine-pediatrics residency program, Dr. Moll shares about herself, her memories of medicine growing up, and her love of UMMC.
Congratulations to all awardees who were recognized at Resident and Fellow graduations!
Intern of the Year: Raina Muthukumaru
Resident of the Year: Samer Mehio
Spirit of the Program: Anna Carr & Amor Royer
Fellow of the Year: Paul Dotherow
Dr. Himmat Brar, internal medicine PGY-2 resident and Dr. Jannat Kang, internal medicine PGY-1 resident, recently presented their abstract virtually at the national American College of Physicians (ACP) meeting, taking home top honors in the “Best Research Abstract” category.
Welcome to our new chief medical residents who began on June 1, 2021! Drs. Austin Burkenstock, Anna Owings, Caleb Stanfield, and Ashley Villarreal.
Dr. Seth Jarrell, alumni of the internal medicine residency program, talks about what drew him to Mississippi and what he’s up to now.
The Carl G. Evers Awards are voted on by the medical school classes and are awarded annually. The Department of Medicine has won “best clinical department” 18 of the past 20 years! Congratulations to all who were awarded this year!
When people look back on this year (or as they study our monochrome pictures hanging on the sixth floor wall), most will probably say “Oh, those were the COVID chiefs.” While they may be right, it’s a very dubious distinction to say the least. COVID-19 has certainly shaped our year in many ways, but we do not feel we let it define our year. To us, and to all of program leadership, it was even more important than ever that the education and wellness of our residents not get buried under the service demands the pandemic laid at our feet.
Dr. Rochelle Thompson Kolawole, PGY-3 categorical resident in internal medicine, was born in Liberia but grew up in six different countries around Africa. She is a mom to a little boy and wife to Dr. John (Olu) Kolawole, a second-year cardiology fellow at UMMC. After graduation, Dr. Thompson Kolawole will begin a combined fellowship in Infectious Diseases/Critical Care. Here, she shares about her love of her family, all things travel, and UMMC.