Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics - Overview

Located in Mississippi's capital city of Jackson, our program consistently produces graduates well-equipped to pursue a career in either primary care or subspecialty areas. Whether they choose to pursue a profession as a primary care practioner, a sub-specialist, a hospitalist, or as faculty at an academic Med/Peds setting, our residents are knowledgeable and prepared for their chosen field.


Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics training offers unique experiences in patient care from Neonatology to Geriatrics, and everything in between. Residents at UMC equally split their time between both departments and are uniquely qualified because of their combined training. Our residents are well respected among their categorical peers, and it is not unusual for one of them to be selected as a chief resident in either categorical program.


Inpatient training occurs at the University Hospital, adjoining Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital and nearby G.V Sonny Montgomery VA Medical Center. It is the only tertiary care center in Mississippi. University hospital is a 722-bed diagnostic and treatment referral center for the entire state. Inpatients total about 27,000 annually with more than 418,000 outpatient and emergency visits to the Level I trama center every year. The Wallace Connerly Critical Care Tower houses the medical, surgical, cardiology, neurosurgical intensive care units and the bone marrow transplant unit.


Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital is the only children's hospital in the state and adjoins the University Hospital. It is a 130 bed facility with a 20 bed PICU and a 100 bed NICU. The hospital has a separate pediatric emergency department and three pediatric ambulatory clinics. The NICU is located in the adjacent Wiser Women and Infant's Hospital and is the only level III NICU in the state.




The GV Sonny Montgomery VA Medical Center located across the street from University Hospital and Batson Children's Hosptial. It is a 160 bed facility that is staffed by physicians dedicated to patient care and resident training. Rotations there offer wonderful experiences in serving the Veterans of our nation.