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WCU College of Osteopathic Medicine Partners with Rush Foundation Hospital

 

Hattiesburg, Miss., May 30, 2012 – The William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM) has established a partnership with Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian, 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 Wallace Strickland, CEO of Rush Medical Group, on May 17, in the presence of Dr. Lee Valentine, family practitioner with Rush Foundation Hospital, and other participating physicians. The WCUCOM has 637 preceptors from Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Florida who have agreed to host the third year students for their clinical rotations.

The WCUCOM is in its second year of operation, and the 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.

 

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CUTLINE: (left to right) Dr. Lee Valentine, family practitioner with Rush Foundation Hospital, and Wallace Strickland, CEO of Rush Medical Group, accept a plaque from Dr. Darrell Lovins, dean of the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM), and Dr. Jim Turner, associate dean for clinical sciences and associate professor of medicine at WCUCOM, on May 17. The plaque was presented in appreciation of Rush Foundation Hospital partnering with WCUCOM for third-year students’ clinical rotations during the 2012-2013 school year.