The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), located in Jackson, is the state’s only academic health science center. UMMC encompasses six health science schools: medicine, nursing, dentistry, health related professions, graduate studies, and pharmacy. (The School of Pharmacy is headquartered on the Oxford campus.) Enrollment in all programs is more than 2,900 students. UMMC includes 650 faculty, offers 560 residency/fellowship positions, and maintains a $1.6 billion annual budget. Engaged in significant expansion, UMMC is currently completing construction on a new six story, $43 million translational research center to open in 2016 and a new $73 million School of Medicine building with state-of-the-art classrooms to open in 2017.
UMMC seeks a Chief of the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine to lead the clinical, research, and educational missions of the division. Currently, there are five MFMs with three sites of care including The Center for Maternal and Fetal Care, a collaborative, multispecialty center for care of complicated pregnancies and fetuses with anomalies. The University Hospital has 720 beds, with 105 located at Wiser Women’s. The department performs roughly 2,300 deliveries annually, with projected growth to 3,000 over the next four years. Most deliveries fall into the high risk category. Labor and Delivery is primarily staffed by our Women’s Health Division in a modified laborist model, with MFMs serving as consultants to the generalist group. The Division Chief will balance commitment to the education, patient care, and research missions of the division. This role will expand the national visibility and prestige of the division, which is poised for significant growth in all areas.
- Record of leadership, administrative experience, and scholarly activity in the academic setting.
- Ability to mentor rising clinicians and commitment to clinical education.
- Current board certification and ability to obtain an unrestricted state license.
- Prior academic experience must be at a level sufficient to qualify for the rank Associate Professor or Professor at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine.