A Word from the Program Director
Welcome and thank you for your interest in our wonderful internal medicine residency program. We are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and are sponsored by Memorial Hospital at Gulfport.
Our program is dedicated to building healthier communities. Mississippi is medically underserved and unfortunately has the highest Alzheimer’s, heart and kidney disease burden in the nation, and the second highest disease burden of cancer, stroke, diabetes, septicemia, and pneumonia. We are committed to providing a dynamic engaging education, combined with offering exposure to a wide array of clinical pathology and quality improvement opportunities to prepare you to delivery outstanding patient care. With an emphasis in on-hands experience, we believe in leading by example while we teach evidence-based medicine.
In addition to having a dedicated GME research department, we look forward to training outstanding primary care physicians and hospitalists of the future. Interested in fellowship? We will make sure you are prepared and ready to continue your training. We offer the right balance of didactic experiences through weekday morning reports, senior openers, and noon lectures, as well as, prepare you to present journal club, clinical pathology conference, grand rounds and more.
We know that you have a private life and provide you plenty of vacation and time-off. The program is dedicated to helping you grow into a highly professional, competent, empathetic and outstanding physician in a community hospital with an academic and collegial environment. Wellness is not a ‘word’ for us. We believe fun brings happiness! Equality of human beings and acceptance of each other is our basis for operation. The program offers diversity of teachers and colleagues, and promises to provide you with an outstanding internal medicine education experience while preparing you for primary care, hospitalist career, and fellowship.
I am looking forward to getting to know you.
Dr. Wayne Latack
Internal Medicine Program Director