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ImageThe Mississippi State Hospital Psychiatry Residency Program offers excellent clinical elective opportunities for senior medical students. While in-state students with interest in psychiatry will be given first priority, remaining elective positions will be filled on a first-come basis. Limited space is available. Our elective month can be arranged to allow for experiences in adult psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, addiction, and ECT. During this elective, students will be prepared for residency through the opportunity to function as an intern. Particular emphasis is placed on enhancement of clinical skills and decision making. In addition, we encourage students to take the time to learn what our residency program has to offer and meet the faculty during this experience.

For more information regarding a senior elective, please contact our Program Administrator, Gene Amason, at or (601) 351-8555. Contact us today!

Here's what students have had to say about their time spent with some of our faculty:

“Dr. Norton is a fantastic preceptor! He really takes the time to teach and make sure we have a thorough understanding of all things psychiatry and neurology. He provides honest feedback in a way that is helpful and non-judgmental.”

“Dr. Torrence was such an amazing preceptor!! She was a really great teacher! She was so helpful and patient and I learned SO much this month. I recommended her to all of my friends who are doing their mental health rotation in Jackson. I wish that all William Carey students could have the opportunity to do this rotation with her at Mississippi State Hospital. I loved this entire rotation and it really helped me narrow down my future career choices.”

“I could not say enough great things about Dr. Jackson. He is probably the best teacher I have ever had the privilege to learn from and he is one of the nicest guys ever. He truly cares about his students and ensuring that they have the best rotation possible.”

“Dr. Torrence was fantastic and I learned so much from her. I felt good about my COMAT after studying under her. She took a lot of time out of her day to teach and to allow us to have some responsibilities. I loved my experience with her and at that hospital, and I definitely want to come back next year.”

“I believe Dr. Jackson and Dr. Norton truly teach us things that I'd learn at an academic hospital while also including us in the clinical setting of psychiatry care, and more importantly the aspect of medicine that students don't get to witness -whether it be the financial side of medicine or the pharmaceutical side. I personally couldn't have asked for a better psychiatry rotation.”

“Dr. Jackson is an excellent teacher and preceptor. He works hard to ensure his patients are treated with dignity and receive a high level of care. He takes time throughout the day to educate his students. In addition, he lectures from one to two hours, discussing in detail important topics concerning clinical psychiatry.”

“Dr. Norton is an exceptional preceptor; he's very knowledgeable and passionate about teaching. I learned so much during this rotation and I'm grateful to have had him. Also, Dr. Shoop (a DO family medical doctor) tried to teach us whenever we were free. It was a very encouraging environment, and everyone was happy to teach.”

“Dr. Torrence is an excellent preceptor. It is clear that she enjoys teaching students and she does a great job of it. After this rotation I felt I had a much better understanding of topics that I previously struggled with thanks to Dr. Torrence. I would highly recommend her as a preceptor.”

“Dr. Jackson is an enthusiastic and passionate preceptor. His knowledge and experience in teaching creates a very educational experience. Dr. Jackson takes time each day to discuss board and clinically relevant topics and allows the students with many opportunities to learn first-hand while under his guidance.”