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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-1 $55,000

PGY-2 $57,500

PGY-3 $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.


Two white lab coats are provided by the health system at no charge to the resident.

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.

  • The program abides by all NRMP/ERAS criteria and deadlines. NRMP Program Code 2383120C0
  • 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.
  • Applications through any fax or email will not be considered.
  • Only applicants who are eligible for entry into an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) approved graduate medical education (GME) program shall be selected for appointment as residents in Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center (SMRMC) ACGME-approved training programs.

Application Criteria

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for appointment to an SMRMC ACGME-accredited program:

  • Hold current work authorization in the United States on a full-time basis. Our program does not sponsor visas.
  • Expected graduation by June 15 of the year of appointment from a medical school in the United States or Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME); or,
  • Expected graduation by June 15 of the year of appointment from a college of osteopathic medicine in the United States, accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA); or,
  • Expected graduation by June 15 of the year of appointment from a medical school outside of the United States or Canada, and meeting one of the following additional qualifications:
  • Holds a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) prior to appointment; or,
  • Holds a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in Mississippi.
  • Graduation from a medical school as indicated above within twoyears of matriculation into the residency program.
  • Eligibility for an unrestricted license to practice medicine in Mississippi.
  • Able to pass a background check and drug screening for Mississippi State Board of Licensure and employment at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center.
  • If you have previous residency training, you must provide a letter of recommendation from the previous residency program director with specific information regarding performance in the six ACGME competency areas.
  • Passing scores on Steps 1 and 2 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) or Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX) prior to ranking. Applicants out of medical school for longer than one year at the time of application must have successfully passed Step 3.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in both spoken and written English language.
  • Clear, demonstrated interest in training in Family Medicine.
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, if currently available. Diploma will be required upon entry to the program.
  • Three recent letters of recommendation commenting on the applicant’s medical knowledge, clinical judgement, and character.
  • ECFMG certificate (for International Medical Graduates), if currently available. Certification will be required upon entry to the program.

If you meet these criteria, we’d love to review your application. Submit your application through ERAS. Our residency program coordinator will notify you with interview opportunities.