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WCU College of Osteopathic Medicine Partners with South Central Regional Medical Center

The William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM) has established a partnership with South Central Regional Medical Center of Laurel, enabling third-year medical students to complete their rotations at the clinic. To show WCU’s appreciation, Dr. Darrell Lovins, dean of the WCUCOM, and Dr. Jim Turner, associate dean for clinical sciences and associate professor of medicine at WCUCOM, presented a plaque to Dr. Stephen Paul Johnson, DO, gastroenterologist, at South Central Regional Medical Center, on Tuesday, January 31, in the presence of Doug Higginbotham, administrator for South Central Regional Medical Center. The WCUCOM has 603 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 101 members of the inaugural 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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(left to right) Dr. Jim Turner, associate dean for clinical sciences and associate professor of medicine at William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM), and Dr. Darrell Lovins, dean of the WCUCOM, present a plaque to Doug Higginbotham, administrator for South Central Regional Medical Center, and Dr. Stephen Paul Johnson, DO, gastroenterologist, on Tuesday, January 31. The plaque was presented to South Medical Center as a token of appreciation for allowing WCUCOM students to complete clinical rotations at the clinic beginning in August.