Welcome to the Forrest General Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program!

When selecting a residency program a number of factors come to mind: academics, training, post-residency job availability, and work environment. At this program, you will receive rigorous training in a three-year program that gives you a strong academic focus in a large, community hospital. You will be exposed to a number of different practice models, and work with potential partners in a collegial environment.

As an unopposed program at a thriving, regional referral center–associated with the largest multi-specialty clinic in Mississippi, we have first-access to many cases and procedures.

We are exposed to cutting-edge technology and care, but I believe it is the people that make our program special. Our faculty are excellent teachers, and provide tremendous learning opportunities. They are invested in residents as learners and as people, and serve as great resources during training and beyond. 

While our program has a lot to offer, I believe that the people are truly the cornerstones of the program, and I encourage you to consider joining us. 

– James Presgraves, MD, Chief Resident


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William Fortenberry, MD

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Taylor Hairston, DO

William Carey University

Kaleb King, MD

University of Oklahoma

Michael McLarty, MD

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Casey Stanford, MD

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Cassandra Wood, DO

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine


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Terra Cody, DO

William Carey University

Rachael Hudson, DO

William Carey University

John Lloyd Martin, DO

William Carey University

Adam Purvis, DO

William Carey University

Chris Rawls, MD

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Shomari Thompson, MD

Meharry Medical College

Meghan Webb, MD

University of Mississippi Medical Center


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Justin Dyer, MD

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Ross Ganucheau, MD

Louisiana State University in New Orleans

Amber Norris, DO

William Carey University

James Presgraves, MD

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Michael Vanderloo, DO

William Carey University

Rachel Yi, MD

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Our Alumni

  • Dr. Kory Blackwell
  • Dr. Cody Choate
  • Dr. Rasheeda Crowell
  • Dr. Allen Martin
  • Dr. James Wilkinson
  • Dr. Joshua Derryberry
  • Dr. Jason Fisher
  • Dr. Jordan Ingram
  • Dr. Judd Reynolds
  • Dr. Meagan Taylor
  • Dr. Jessica Tullos
  • Dr. Ebony Juakali
  • Dr. Morgan Miller
  • Dr. Matt Phillips
  • Dr. Carlos Prays
  • Dr. Danny Seale
  • Dr. Danisha Stevenson
  • Dr. Brock Banks
  • Dr. Sarah Hudson
  • Dr. Cody Robertson
  • Dr. Joshua Spake
  • Dr. Austin Worley


A typical day includes:

7:30-8a Morning Report

8:15-12p Rotations/Clinic

12:15-1p Noon Conference

1:15-5p Rotations/Clinic

The majority of our rotations are on the campus of Forrest General and the adjacent Hattiesburg Clinic.

In addition to resident-organized events, the program hosts a spring crawfish boil, Christmas party, team-building event, & graduation celebration.

Our goal is to provide a challenging curriculum, as well as the support necessary to thrive, and enjoy your time in training.


We have Morning Report and Noon Conference sessions Monday-Thursday.

Morning Report consists of AAFP Journal article presentations, MKSAP/STFM board prep, case presentations, and games.

Noon Conference consists of didactic lectures by faculty and guest speakers. Recurring monthly conferences include: simulation lab, grand rounds, town hall meetings, and M&M.