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Memorial Hospital serves as Academic Center and Teaching Facility

GULFPORT, Miss. — Memorial served as an Academic Center and Teaching Facility for 18 of the first 100 graduates from William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Through an agreement between Memorial and William Carey, over 50 members of the Memorial Medical Staff served as Preceptors to third and fourth-year medical students. In August 2014, another 20 third and fourth-year students will participate in the program at Memorial. The William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine is the second medical school in Mississippi and the first in the region to focus on osteopathic medicine. The curriculum is discipline-based and is structured around the Core Competencies of the osteopathic profession in order to maximize the students’ opportunity to train for a career in Osteopathic Primary Care. David Northington, DO, Chief of Memorial Medical Staff, serves as the Medical Director of the Preceptor program. The physicians that serve as Preceptors were placed on the adjunct faculty of William Carey University.

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