Education at MCI

mci_education.jpgEducating the next generation of cancer caregivers and researchers is one of three key components of the MCI mission. To fulfill this mission, members of the MCI faculty provide education to USA undergraduates, medical students, residents, allied health students and other graduate students in these ways:

  • Many MCI faculty members hold dual appointments with departments and colleges within the USA system.
  • USA residents participate in clinical rotations with MCI medical oncology faculty.
  • USA medical students and residents have been involved in clinical practice with MCI gynecologic oncology faculty since 2005.
  • Graduate students work with basic and translational scientists in MCI’s research wing.
  • Multiple doctorate degrees have been awarded to MCI-affiliated graduate students.
  • Allied health students are invited to MCI for educational rotations.

Collaboration with members of the USA community, including Allied Health, College of Medicine and other departments, has been central to the success of MCI and will play a major role in its future endeavors.


Community Health

Community health needs assessment is both the activity and product of identifying and prioritizing a community's health needs, accomplished through the collection and analysis of data, including input from community stakeholders and residents. It can be used to inform the development of strategies and plans to address prioritized needs, with the goal of contributing to improvements in the community's health.

Community health needs assessment methods and characteristics can vary according to the size and nature of the community, the lead organization or partners and their goals, the resources available and other local factors.

During 2015, the University of South Alabama Medical Center, the University of South Alabama Children's & Women's Hospital, and the Mitchell Cancer Institute collaborated in conducting a community health needs assessment for Mobile County, Alabama. Download a copy of the report on that assessment. [Adobe PDF, 1.8MB]


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