Mississippi - Central

Kara M. Aldridge
Tel: 601-576-7216

Antebellum homes and international museum exhibits; professional sports teams and underground blues clubs.

Jackson just isn't the state capital. Or the heart of the central region. It's a giant hub, an intersection of the stuff great Mississippi vacations are made of. Two intestates, five highways, and a National forest parkway all convene in the state's largest city and reach out to the far corners of the region.

Think of Jackson as sort of a home camp and you can easily imagine every day leading in a new direction. Every direction along a new road to incredible things you've never seen, or heard, or tasted before. From the clanging avalanche of slot machine winnings to giant mounds of spicy, boiled crawfish.

All through this hilly, pine-covered part of the state, you'll find interesting little, almost hidden places. Thirty-six hospitals. Winter high temperatures are in the mid-50s with lows in the 30s. Summer highs climb into the 90s, the lows cooling down to the 70s.

The Mississippi Office of Rural Health and Primary Care has been designated to serve as a State Contact and clearinghouse for the J-1 Visa Waiver Programs. Mississippi J-1 Visa Waiver Policies and Procedures for the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and State 30 Program are available.

The MORHPC will administer the programs in a fair and consistent manner, as well as provide technical assistance to all interested in developing either the site predetermination or actual application for placement of a foreign-trained J-1 Visa Waiver provider.

Please visit the MS State Department of Health Website for information on J-1 Visa Waiver Program.

J1 Contact Information

Judy Newton
MS Department of Health/MS Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
POB 1700
570 East Woodrow Wilson Blvd.
Jackson, MS 39215
Phone: 601-576-7216
Fax: 601-576-7530

Mississippi Residency Programs Expansion since 2013:

  1. EC-Healthnet Family Medicine Residency Program http://echealthnet.com/
  2. Forrest General Hospital Family Residence Program-https://www.forresthealth.org/services/medicine/family-medicine-residency-clinic/https://www.forresthealth.org/services/medicine/family-medicine-residency-clinic/
  3. Keesler Air Force Base-Graduate Medical Education-https://www.keesler.af.mil/Units/81st-Training-Wing/Graduate-Medical-Education/
  4. Magnolia Regional Health Center Osteopathic Internal Medicine Residency-https://www.mrhc.org/medical-education/internal-medicine-program/
  5. Merit Health Wesley Graduate Residency Program-https://www.merithealthwesley.com/internal-medicine-residency
  6. North Mississippi Family Medicine Residency Program-http://www.nmhs.net/fmrc.php
  7. University of Mississippi  Medical Center Department of Family Medicine-https://www.umc.edu/som/Departments%20and%20Offices/SOM%20Departments/Family%20Medicine/Education/Residency/Overview.html



Kara M. Aldridge
Special Projects Officer
P.O. Box 1700
570 E. Woodrow Wilson
Jackson, MS 39215-1700
Phone: 601-576-7216
Fax: 601-576-7873
Mississippi State Department of Health/MS Office of Rural Health and Primary Care


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