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As a clinical rotation site for our Physical Therapy program and a rotation site for our MSHA program, NMMC often has multiple students from both programs simultaneously on-site for training. Dr. Tara Pearce, UAB PT Faculty, sites this as an important component for learning.

“NMMC allows multiple students to complete their clinical education experiences during the same time frame, which allows students the opportunities to problem solve with a familiar friend, have someone to explore the community with during breaks from clinic, and support them during change,” said Pearce.

DavidWilson approvedheadshotDavid Wilson, MSHA Class 23David Wilson, MSHA Class 23, currently leads the organization as president.

“UAB students and graduates come ready to contribute to our mission and learn,” said Wilson. “Working with UAB to bridge the gap between real-world and classroom learning experiences has enabled our team to be stronger and grow”

Wilson and his predecessors, including Chuck Stokes, MSHA Class 17, are known for investing in their employees to enable them to grow professionally. They have long seen this as a way to better serve the needs of their patients.

“North Mississippi excels at succession planning and training employees to grow to accomplish both their professional goals and the organization’s goals,” says Kim Tutor, EMSHA Class 42.

NMMC’s commitment to training and developing the next generation of leaders from UAB is evidenced throughout their daily work. Their commitment to lifelong learning is at the heart of the organization and at the heart of what UAB SHP encourages students and graduates to pursue.

“As a proud 2009 graduate of UAB’s Executive Master of Science in Health Administration program and a physical therapist I am very aware of the state of the art and excellence that UAB puts into all of its programs," said David Friloux (EMSHA Class 43), director, Rehab Services, NMMC. "I see this same quality and excellence in the physical therapy students that have their clinical internships at NMMC as well as in the UAB physical therapist graduates who are employed here.

Friloux went on to say, "NMMC has clinical affiliations with physical therapy programs throughout the country, but when we have a UAB student scheduled for an internship with us or have a UAB graduate interview for a job with us, we are confident that it will be a top notch student or candidate! I’m very appreciative and proud of the relationship between NMMC and UAB.”