WCU College of Osteopathic Medicine Partners with Hattiesburg Clinic
The William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM)has established a partnership with Hattiesburg Clinic, enabling third-year medical students to complete their rotations at the clinic. To show WCU’s appreciation, Dr. Darrell Lovins, dean of the WCUCOM, presented a plaque to Dr. John Fitzpatrick, president of Hattiesburg Clinic, on Tuesday, January 24, in the presence of Hattiesburg Clinic’s executive committee and a few of the participating physician. The WCUCOM has 603 preceptors from Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Florida who have agreed to work with third year students for their clinical rotations. The WCUCOM is in its second year of operation, and the 101 members of the inaugural class, class of 2014, will begin their clinical rotations in August. Over the year, the students will each complete eight rotations, covering the areas of family medicine, emergency medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine, and psychiatry for a span of one-two months for each area.