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The mission of Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center graduate medical education program is to expertly train rural Mississippi’s future family medicine physician workforce in an atmosphere of support, respect, and compassion. We will do so by modeling professionalism, inclusivity, and compassion in all aspects of the training of our residents and the care of the patients we serve.

Our aim is to educate and train culturally diverse residents to care for and meet the healthcare needs of all people in southwest Mississippi or other rural areas. Our residents will become leaders in addressing health disparities for the unique needs of rural populations through patient-centered strategies and personal well-being.

Our Curriculum Is As Follows:
Family Medicine Foundations
4 weeks
Ambulatory Pediatrics
4 weeks
4 weeks
4 weeks
Emergency Medicine/Pediatric ED
4 weeks
4 weeks
4 weeks
Family Medicine Clinic
8 weeks
General Surgery
4 weeks
Geriatric/Hospice & Palliative Care
4 weeks
4 weeks
4 weeks
4 weeks
4 weeks
4 weeks
Inpatient Medicine
12 weeks
12 weeks
8 weeks
Inpatient Pediatrics
4 weeks
4 weeks
Night Float
4 weeks
4 weeks
4 weeks
4 weeks
Rural/Community Medicine
4 weeks
Sports Medicine/Orthopedics
4 weeks
4 weeks
4 weeks
8 weeks
12 weeks
Continuity Clinic per week
average 1/week
average 2/week
average 3/week
*Selective Options: Dermatology, Gastroenterology, Ophthalmology/ENT **Elective Options: Dermatology, Gastroenterology, Urology, Radiology, Hematology/Oncology, Nephrology, Hospice & Palliative Care

Program Benefits

Base Salary:

PGY $55,000

PGY $57,500

PGY $60,000

Professional Dues And Certifications

Mississippi Medical License Fees. Membership to American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP). Certification courses will include BLS, ACLS, and PALS.


Malpractice insurance is provided to the residents only for work done in connection with the SMRMC Family Medicine Residency Program


Moonlighting is limited to second and third year residents who are fully licensed and with permission granted by the Program Director

Personal Time Off

Each resident is entitled to 20 PTO days per academic year. This PTO allotment will include vacation, holiday, and sick time. All planned vacation is to be scheduled and approved in advance by the Program Director.


White lab coats are provided by the health system at no charge to the resident. This will include two in the first year and one replacement annually thereafter as needed.

We Love Our Community!

Mississippi is a state for all those who are wanderers at heart. From our lush, forested Appalachian foothills to expansive Delta horizons and coastal roadways lined with live oaks, as well as the many beautiful state parks, including Pike County’s own Percy Quin State Park, you will find something to discover on every mile while you live here. Whether you are a music lover, history buff, foodie, or sports fan, you are sure to find unique and memorable attractions here.

Mississippi is a Southern state with rich industries like agriculture, fishing, manufacturing, and mining. It’s earned nicknames like the Magnolia State based on its magnolia trees and the Hospitality State for its reputation of southern charm. The state is also the birthplace of a variety of notable people from history, the arts, and sports. Some of the famous people from Mississippi include: Eudora Welty, Toni Morrison, Tennessee Williams, William Faulkner, Donna Tartt, Richard Wright, Jim Henson, Elvis Presley, Oprah Winfrey, Jimmy Buffet, James Earl Jones, Brett Favre, BB King, and Ruby Bridges.

Pike County is a county located on the southwestern border of Mississippi. As of the 2020 census, the population was 40,324. The county seat is Magnolia and Pike County is named for explorer Zebulon Pike.

Our beautiful McComb is the largest city in Pike County. While the state is known as The Hospitality State, McComb is often lauded as the most welcoming and friendly city. Founded in 1872, McComb was named after Henry Simpson McComb, leader of the Great Southern Railroad. The city is approximately 80 miles south of Jackson and 100 miles north of New Orleans. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 12,790. We love to go to dinner and a show in NOLA and come home to our country life! Some famous McComb celebrities include, Britney Spears, Jamie Lynn Spears, Bo Diddley, Brandy Norwood, and Ray J.

We have an active art scene as well as some delicious places to eat! Come join us!

Interview Criteria

We will interview applicants each year for our PGY-1 residency positions. While all interested are welcome to apply, the criteria below will be used to select qualified applicants for interviews.

  • The program abides by all NRMP/ERAS criteria and deadlines.
  • Applicants must participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Only electronic applications submitted through ERAS are considered.
  • Preference will be given to applicants that have graduated within the past two years.
  • Applications through any fax or email will not be considered.
  • Our institution does not sponsor any visas.
  • Graduate of a medical school outside the U.S: to be considered, the applicant must have a currently valid certificate from the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and have graduated from a school recognized by all 50 states to begin residency training. The applicant must have a valid ECFMG certificate prior to submission of rank order list submitted in ERAS. To be able to hold a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States licensing jurisdiction in which the ACGME-accredited program is located. (III.A.1.b).(2) ACGME requirements)
  • Applicants to the residency program must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
  • If you have previous residency training, you must have a letter of recommendation from previous residency program director with specific information regarding performance in the six ACGME competency areas (Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Professionalism, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Practice-based Learning and Improvement, and Systems-based Practice).
  • Applicants must prove competence in both spoken and written English language.
Application Consideration Criteria To Our Program
  • Graduate (or anticipated graduation prior to July 1 of application year) of a medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
  • Graduate (or anticipated graduation prior to July 1 of application year) of a medical school accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
  • Should have a clear, demonstrated interest in Family Medicine.
  • Applicants must have taken either USMLE Steps I and II (Prefer passed on first attempt) or COMLEX L1 and L2 (Prefer passed on first attempt).
  • Must have successfully passed Step 3 if out of medical school for longer than one year at the time they apply.
  • Applications will be reviewed once the stated criteria are met. Candidates who meet the above criteria are not guaranteed an interview as time, space and economic capacities are limited.
Application Requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal statement should describe your background, aspirations, vision, and commitment to Family Medicine and specific interest in our program.
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)/ Dean’s Letter
  • Transcripts for medical school and USMLE / COMLEX examinations
  • Copy of Medical School Diploma.
  • Three recent letters of recommendation. The three current letters should comment on the applicant’s medical knowledge, clinical judgement, and character.
  • ECFMG certificate (for International Medical Graduates).
  • Applicants for all positions will be selected from among those deemed eligible on the basis of their preparedness, ability, and interest in completion of the program without regard to race, creed, gender, or sexual preference. This process will consist of review of information in the application document, dean’s letter, letters of recommendation, and personal interview. Aptitudes, academic credentials, personal characteristics, and ability to communicate will be strongly considered in the selection process. Applicants not expressing a strong interest in Family Medicine will not be considered for a PGY-1 position.

If you meet these criteria, we’d love to review your application. Submit your application through ERAS. Our residency program coordinator will get in touch with you to schedule an interview.