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WCUCOM Director Appointed to State Board

Hattiesburg, Miss., February 10, 2014 - Jaime M. Hill, director of postdoctoral development for the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM), was elected to the Office of Mississippi Physician Workforce (OMPW) Executive Committee during the OMPW’s December advisory board meeting. Hill, who began working at the WCUCOM in 2010, was appointed by Dean of the WCUCOM Dr. Jim Turner to serve as the dean’s designee to the OMPW in July 2013. She has served in her current role at the WCUCOM since March 2013.

The OMPW was established by House Bill 317 that was signed into law by Gov. Phi Bryant in 2012. OMPW, with its 21-member advisory board, will oversee physician workforce development needs in a number of ways. One is by supporting the creation of accredited family medicine residency programs in the state, including awarding the state financial support for creation of those programs. Another way is by encouraging the development of an adequate and geographically distributed physician workforce in all specialties with an evolving strategic plan. OMPW will also assess the current numbers, ages, types of practice, hospital affiliations and geographic distribution of physicians in each medical society in Mississippi, and assess the current and future physician workforce needs of Mississippi.

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Pictured is Jaime M. Hill, director of postdoctoral development for the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM), was elected to the Office of Mississippi Physician Workforce (OMPW) Executive Committee during the OMPW’s December advisory board meeting.