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      • Exciting ground-floor opportunity at the newly developing PMR presence at the University of MS
      •  Flexibility of practice with strong support for inpatient, outpatient, and consult services. 
      •  Great staff with a very friendly, collegial work environment.  Financial support from an academic and freestanding rehab institution with potential to earn better than 90th percentile in (inpatient) salary.
      • Academic affiliation with significant room for personal and professional growth.  Be involved in creating a first-of-its-kind-in-Mississippi PM&R residency program.
      • Unless you have visited Jackson, MS recently, your perception of it is most probably wrong and dated.”  –  Physiatrist who relocated to Jackson from New Jersey and is originally from southern FL.  Jackson has upscale shopping areas, cuisine restaurants, and luxurious waterfront housing communities.  Jackson is a growing area and within 3-6 hours of New Orleans, Memphis, Atlanta, Dallas and FL cities.   Easy suburban living.
      • One of America’s Most Livable Cities – international cultural exchange ARTS pavilion, symphony, opera and world-class international ballet, professional baseball; 10th largest aquarium in the nation


Jackson Mississippi Skyline

University Features:


  • PM&R is a division in the department of Neurosurgery
  • The division is expected to become an independent department in the future

Center Features:

  • Work with 2 well-respected, Board Certified physiatrists at the hospital which is about 10 minutes from the outpatient center and provides comprehensive medical rehab programs for people with SCI, TBI, stroke and other neurological and orthopedic disorders.
  • There are orthopedic, neurology and brain injury teams located on the patient floors dedicated to each service.
  • The hospital is the only freestanding rehab hospital in MS; the University of MS Medical Center which houses the University of MS residency training programs. The hospital was originally built in 1975 and later added 4 more floors.
  • Plans are to start a PM&R residency
  • The stroke program sees more than 500 inpatients.



  • Almost exclusive to specialty, just a little overflow from other units but very infrequent. There is a dedicated nurse practitioner to assist this position.


  • Employee in the Division of PM&R of the Department of Neurosurgery



  • Competitive salary plus a sign-on bonus plus comprehensive benefits to include a retirement plan and a generous travel and education budget



  • High option and high deductible health insurance plan, 403(b) retirement plan/employer basic contribution and match, 457(b) deferred compensation plan

Other Area Facilities:


  • The University of MS has a 16-bed general Rehab Program



  • 50% Medicare, 40% traditional, 10% Medicaid; the commercial patient market is 900,000 in this area. Workers Compensation is also an active patient population.

Candidate Qualifications:


  • Board Certified or Qualified physiatrist with excellent interpersonal and communications skills; he/she ideally will have completed a fellowship or experience in TBI, stroke and/or complex medical; the successful candidate will have practice-building skills and be a team player
  • Open to J1 and H1 visaholders


University of MS Medical Center:

The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), located in Jackson, is the state’s only academic health science center. UMMC encompasses seven health science schools: medicine, nursing, dentistry, health-related professions, graduate studies, population health, and pharmacy. (The School of Pharmacy is headquartered on the Oxford campus.) Enrollment in all programs is more than 2,900 students.

Integral to its education and research missions, UMMC provides wide-ranging patient care programs, referred to as University Hospitals and Health System.

With over 9,600 full- and part-time employees, including more than 630 physicians, UMMC is one of the largest employers in Mississippi. The Medical Center’s $1.6 billion annual budget – approximately one-tenth from state appropriations – represents 10 percent of the Jackson metro area economy and 2 percent of the state economy. UMMC continues to grow in all its mission areas.

UMMC is located on a 164-acre campus in the heart of Jackson, the state’s capital city. A $350 million construction program, the largest expansion program in the history of higher education in Mississippi, was designed to replace an outdated physical plant and add new hospital facilities. The flagship University Hospital opened in December 2006. The Batson Children’s Hospital opened in 1997; the Wiser (Women’s and Infants) Hospital in 1999; the Conerly (critical care) Hospital in 2001. Other construction included:

  • An addition to the Christine L. Oglevee Building (the School of Nursing), which doubled the size of that structure.
  • Two public and one staff parking garages.
  • The Norman C. Nelson Student Union.
  • The School of Health Related Professions Building.
  • A classroom wing for the School of Medicine.
  • Arthur C. Guyton Research Complex.

The Medical Center is undergoing a major new phase of construction, with state funding in hand to build a new School of Medicine. Construction began in January 2015. Construction of a new translational science research building and a third parking garage began in the summer of 2014.

About Mississippi and Jackson                                                                        

Discover the scenic state that is legendary for its hospitality and warm, friendly people. Wherever you travel in the state, from the Hill Country to the Coast, from the Delta to the Heartland, a genuine southern “welcome” greets you at every corner. Mississippi’s landscape is only one example of the diversity that you’ll find within its borders. It is home to excellence in the arts, technology, commercial ventures, healthcare advances, and a commitment to educational achievement. It is home to a broad range of enterprises including casinos, ship- building, service industries, agriculture, commercial fishing, and manufacturing Mississippi has produced a diverse multitude of prominent talent including William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Leontyne Price, John Grisham, B. B. King, Walter Anderson, Faith Hill and Morgan Freeman, just to name a few.

Mississippi is home to a wide array of music, artisans, museums, art galleries, theatres, and every type of delightful cuisine imaginable. It is also home to celebrations of its numerous ethnic backgrounds and cultures with festivals and special events all year round. Whether you prefer the country or city living; golfing on championship courses or sail boating on Jackson’s 33,000-acre reservoir; attending the International Ballet Competition held in Jackson or wandering through a museum or historical site; Mississippi truly has something for everyone. Majestic trees, fresh air, short commutes, and a lower cost of living can all be found in this lush, beautiful state where everyone is considered a neighbor and hospitality is a lifestyle.

There’s no better way to sample the South than Jackson, Mississippi. A blend of the old and the new, Jackson offers glimpses of the past while looking ahead to the future. From fabulous history, art and science museums to world-class exhibits and performances, Jackson is a secret full of surprises.

Mississippi’s Capital City is conveniently located at the crossroads of Interstate 55 (north-south) and Interstate 20 (east-west) in the heart of our “Hospitality State.” As the center for the Metro Jackson area, home to more than 425,000 people, the city of Jackson is steeped in history, music, performing arts, sports, and our truly Southern way of life.

Although less than 8,000 people lived in the Jackson area at the turn of the century, its population began accelerating rapidly after 1900, and it is now one of the dynamic growth areas of the Sunbelt. In 2009, the population of the Jackson metropolitan area rose to 537,285. It is a major distribution center with a prime location equal distance between Memphis and New Orleans, north-south, and between Dallas and Atlanta, east-west. The city is conveniently located and is a three-hour drive from Birmingham, New Orleans, and the Gulf Coast.

As a major distribution center, efficient transportation facilities are a must. Seven major air carriers – American Eagle, ASA, Comair, Continental Express, Delta, Northwest Air link and US Airways Express provide service in the Jackson International Airport and Hawkins Field. The Illinois Central Gulf Railroad and scores of major truck lines provide freight service to all parts of the nation.

Eleven hospitals, including the University of Mississippi Medical Center, provide diagnosis and treatment for nearly every possible physical and emotional ailment. Every major church denomination is represented in the city and there are more than 400 houses of worship scattered throughout the 105 square miles of community. An excellent public and private school system is an integral part of the area, and seven colleges and junior colleges are located within 15 miles of Jackson’s center.

Jacksonians are extremely proud of their famed southern hospitality and quality of life. Community support is strong for the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, the Mississippi Opera, New Stage Theatre, and a minor-league professional baseball team, along with the Mississippi Museum of Art, the Natural Science Museum, Agriculture and Forestry Museum, and the Smith- Robertson Museum and Cultural Center, the Old Capitol Museum, and other venues. The Mississippi Children’s Museum opened in late 2010. Jackson is the United States host city to the International Ballet Competition every four years.

Gourmet dining and nightlife sparkle on the Jackson scene. Many races and ethnic groups provide the city with cuisine that is truly international. One can choose Greek, Continental, Indian, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, French, Mexican, Thai, Russian, or good old Southern cuisine.

Jackson is a city with wonderful citizens, who provide the energy to meet today’s challenges and to make Jackson one of “America’s Most Livable Cities.”




Summary:                   Phenomenal fairways, hundreds of exquisite restaurants, authentic jazz, fabulous waterfront homes, doctor-friendly environment


Location:                     Central MS; 3 hours to New Orleans and Memphis, 6 hours to Atlanta and Dallas and Destin, FL


Population:                 190,000 (city), 440,000 (metro area).  The largest city in MS.  The capitol of MS.


Climate:                      Short, mild winters and long, warm summers.  Temperatures average 46 degrees in January and 82 degrees in July.  Snowfall averages less than 2”.


Employers:                  Levi Strauss, Siemans, Nissan, oil & natural gas, Downtown skyline includes Wachovia Bank, AmSouth and more


Economy:                    The cost of living is 32.56% lower than the US average


Shopping:                   Several upscale shopping centers, 200+ store mall; Department stores such as Belk, Stein Mart and Kohls, all the chain stores nationally such as Borders, Linen N’Things; Kroger Grocery Store; a large book store called Lemuria where John Grisham and other authors come for signings; Car dealerships include Mercedes, Porsche, Jaguar, Saab, etc.


Housing:                     Live a few minutes from work so no traffic; Many developments available with choice to live on the lake; Many new developments under construction,; affordable country estates; Premier houses at $500,000+; Housing community by the Country Club of Jackson; $1B-$2B dollar planned communities in process with town centers to include a marina, night life, community living and walking trails at developments such as Harbor Walk ( and Lost Rabbit (www.lostrabbitsms)



Medical Features:       7 hospitals:  Baptist Medical Center with 639 beds (close to the rehab hospital), Saint Dominic Hospital with 571 beds (within a few miles of the Rehab Hospital), the University of MS Medical Center with 429 beds, Central MS Medical Center with 429 beds Rankin Medical Center with 134 beds, and the VA Medical Center with 300 beds


Restaurants:               400 to choose from, Many upscale restaurants to include Julep which was rated by Southern Living magazine as one of the best Southern restaurants; a Japanese restaurant that CA doctors have said is as good as in CA; Chinese, Mexican, steakhouses, Seafood Revolution, featuring chefs from New Orleans



Education:                  Good public schools in the suburban towns of Rankin and Madison, Private schools include First Presbyterian for grades 1-6, Jackson Preparatory School for grades 7-12, Jackson Academy for grades 7-12, St. Andrews for grades K – 12 and St. Richards for grades K-12


Sports:                        AA Minor League Baseball Park with the MS Braves, a farm team from the Atlanta Braves; Summer training camp for the New Orleans Saints is at Millsaps College; Annual pre-season professional game played in Jackson


Entertainment:           The Coliseum hosts basketball, rock concerts, rodeo’s, etc.; the Thalia Mara Hall has ballet, opera, touring Broadway shows, symphony for which you can purchase individual tickets or series tickets in any category; Several private clubs; International cultural exchange ARTS Pavilion; 45 minute drive to world class casinos and associated entertainment


Culture:                       Ballet to blues, host city for the International Ballet Competition, world-class exhibitions, museums, concerts, festivals and fairs


Attractions:                Aquarium, Eudora Welty House, National Science Museum


Recreation:                 Year-round golfing at 4 private country clubs, one of which hosts a PGA Tournament; duck and deer hunting, fishing (2 ½ hours to saltwater fishing), Natchez Trace, the 33,000 Ross Barnett Reservoir is prime to sail, boat, canoe, waterski, hike and bike


Demographics:           56% Caucasian, 44% African-American


Higher Education:       Millsaps College, Mississippi College, Belhaven College, Jackson State University, University of MS School of Medicine and Health-Related Professions


Taxes:                          7% sales tax, low property tax, state income tax



Air Travel:                   The airport is 10 minutes from the office; Newly renovated airport, direct flights to Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Chicago, Charlotte, Baltimore/Washington


Religion:                      Most religions to include the Beth Israel Reformed Synagogue with 215 families=1,000 people; has a day school