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Mississippi College Graduate Courtney Morgan Serves Patients in the Medical Field

Dr. Courtney Morgan of Shreveport, Louisiana (photo by Stan Baldwin)
Dr. Courtney Morgan of Shreveport, Louisiana (photo by Stan Baldwin)

Mississippi College graduates are well-prepared for the rigors of medical and dental schools nationwide.

A good case in point is Dr. Courtney Morgan who’s making a difference in the healthcare field.

A Winnsboro, Louisiana native, Courtney embarked upon her MC graduate studies in medical sciences in June 2013. The one-year program on the Clinton campus got her ready for Louisiana State University’s Medical School in Shreveport starting in August 2014.

Fast forward to June 29, 2019. Dr. Morgan completed her graduation from the LSU Rural Family Medical Residency program. She felt blessed to be among those honored at a White Coat ceremony in the Bayou State.

On the final day of her internship year, the Shreveport resident expressed her joy and offered her sincere thanks on her Facebook page. “It’s been a year of ups and downs,” she began. “But I had the best crew at work, home and up above to get me through.”

Often when people speak of her major accomplishments in life, Dr. Morgan gives the glory to the Lord. “Keep your focus on God!,” she said earlier this summer. “He is bigger than anything in this world.”

Each year, MC’s graduate program in medical sciences attracts more than 200 stellar graduate students from colleges across the USA, Canada, and other countries.

It’s the envy of many institutions. Mississippi College graduates are ready for medical, dental and other professional schools in the healthcare field with diplomas in hand.

Dr. Stan Baldwin, dean of the School of Science and Mathematics, serves as the program’s architect and longtime leader. The University of Mississippi Medical Center professor is delighted Courtney Morgan thrived at Mississippi College and succeeded in the medical field.

“Courtney was one of the most mature and focused students I’ve ever had,” Dr. Baldwin said. “I knew from the start she was going to be an outstanding physician.”

MC graduates enroll in big numbers at the University of Mississippi Medical School as well as the School of Dentistry in Jackson. They also attend institutions more than 1,000 miles away, like the Tufts University School of Dentistry in Boston, Massachusetts. Last Fall, there were 18 MC grads enrolled at the Tufts dental school in New England’s hub.

MC alumnus Taylor Wellborn of Ridgeland applauds the grad program for getting him ready for Tufts, one of America’s best dental schools. “The grad program was extremely hard work, but it was a proving ground for me and my peers applying to professional schools.”

Serving as the MC interim provost and Graduate School dean, Debbie Norris joins Baldwin in saluting success stories like Louisiana’s Dr. Courtney Morgan. She studied nursing at NELA Technical College and attended the University of Louisiana at Monroe before coming to Mississippi College’s graduate school.

Classes taught at the 20,000-square-foot Royce Medical Science Building include human gross anatomy, medical physiology, and histology. The modern facility features an innovative 4,800-square-foot human cadaver lab at the Baptist-affiliated university.