Mississippi - North

Kara M. Aldridge
Tel: 601-576-7216

It's as if Mother Nature uses this region to try out new shades of her favorite color. You'll see 400 year old oak tree green. Horse pasture green. Eighteen-hole golf course green. Summer rice green. Pine tree green. Fresh cut grass green. Cotton field green. In the northeast corner it's thick forest green.

You can hike or camp in the park's hilly forest; go skiing, jet skiing, sunbathing and swimming or just go fishing. Gradually easing south, you will come upon gently sloping hills, through rolling horse country dotted with rusted-roof barns stuffed with hay for the cows.

Perfect wooded country for horseback riding. Thirty hospitals and varied practice opportunities. Winter high temperatures in the mid-50s, with lows in the mid-30s. Summer highs reach the 90s, the lows dropping into 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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