Below is a press release from the Mississippi State Hospital:
A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for Monday, June 21, at 1 p.m. to announce the opening of Mississippi State Hospital’s new Psychiatry Residency Program.
The program, with a six-member inaugural class, will formally begin on July 1. MSH received final accreditation for the Psychiatry Residency Program on Feb. 12, 2021, the completion of a lengthy process. The program will train psychiatry residents to be knowledgeable, skillful and professional in the art and science of psychiatry. Training will be provided by teaching attendings who have years of experience in their respective fields.
“Our four-year program is dedicated to excellence above mere competence,” said Dr. Jon Corey Jackson, Program Director. “Located on the beautiful 350-acre campus at Whitfield, Mississippi State Hospital has a rich and storied history of providing quality and empathically driven care to the most seriously mentally ill patients in the state. Our dedication to Mississippi and serving its population is unwavering.”
Jackson played a lead role in the establishment of the program through contacts with the Office of Mississippi Physician Workforce. Created by the Mississippi Legislature in 2012, the OMPW’s mission is to increase the number of physicians in the state by expanding residency training programs. The OMPW provided MSH with consultants and other resources needed to become a Sponsoring Institution with the Accreditation Council for Medical Education in January 2020.
The inaugural class of house officers:
- Kirolos Adly, William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Hattiesburg
- Andrew Foret, William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Hattiesburg
- Richa Gautami, J.S.S. Medical College, Mysore, India
- Nicholas LaCivita, William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Hattiesburg
- Bilal Qureshi, Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, Harrogate, Tenn.; Internal Medicine, Transitional Year Program, Merit Health Wesley, Hattiesburg
- Jonathan Sadler, William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Hattiesburg; Internal Medicine, Transitional Year Program, Inspira Health Network, Vineland, N.J.