Emergency Medicine Residency

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Thank you for your interest in our Emergency Medicine Program.  Our inaugural class began in July 2020.

Our Mission:  To provide compassionate, efficient, and high-quality health care to all whom we serve and train emergency medicine residents in an inter-professional supportive and collegial atmosphere.    This will be done in the setting of a rural hospital with the purpose of enhancing emergency care to the underserved rural population and preparing physicians to practice in a resource-limited environment. 

This 3-year residency program is dedicated to training highly skilled, compassionate, and well-rounded physicians competent to care for all patients in emergent, urgent, and ambulatory settings, especially in a community environment.  The Emergency Medicine Residency Program at MRHC will have an emphasis on problems encountered in community hospitals and rural areas.  Corinth is an ideal setting for this type of program, as the vast majority of emergency medicine residencies are in urban or suburban communities. Recently, greater attention has been focused on health care in smaller and more rural communities due to fewer resources and physicians in these areas.

If this sounds like what you have been looking for, we look forward to hearing from you.

Frederick B. Carlton, Jr., M.D. FACEP

Program Director



Program Overview

Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

MRHC abides by the CMS COVID vaccination mandate requirements.  New hires are required to be fully vaccinated or granted exemption from the COVID-19 vaccine. 

MRHC’s Emergency Medicine Residency program accepts applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).


Training Program Highlights

  • Journal Club
  • Resident Lectures
  • Grand Rounds
  • Case Presentation
  • Research Opportunities
  • Morbidity and Mortality
  • Hippo EM Q Bank
  • EKG Class with Cardiology Fellows

Salary and Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Health & Life Insurance
  • PTO Days – 21 PTO Days for PGY1/2/3
  • Educational Days PGY 1=4   PGY2=6  PGY 3=6
  • Long Term Disability
  • White Coat Annually
  • MRHC Stipend/Loan Repayment Program
  • Complimentary meals while on duty
  • Board Review
  • Library Resources
  • Mobile Device allotment
  • Scholarly activity/research $ annually
  • ACEP/EMRA Membership
  • Benefits Page MPS
    Benefit Summary Sheet

MRHC GME strives to maintain a healthy and supportive working environment for our trainees. Although we encourage an open-door policy across all areas, there may be a need for sensitive discussions regarding mental health. In these cases, the trainee is encouraged to contact the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or local Mobile Crisis Region IV Mental Health Services at 1-888-287-4443.

Emergency Medicine Residency Application Process

Applications for student clerkship and audition rotations are welcomed.  Audition rotations are offered to allopathic and osteopathic students.   Please contact our Clerkship Coordinator Wendy Hurley- (whurley@mrhc.org) with questions regarding required rotational information.  Click here for the rotation application student_rotation_application

Magnolia Regional Health Center emergency medicine residency participates and accepts applications through the ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) through NRMP match process along with an MRHC application. Eighteen (18 ) positions are offered at Magnolia Regional Health Center (6 per year).

  • Our program abides by all ERAS criteria and deadlines.
  • All applicants must have passed USMLE and/or COMLEX STEP 1 prior to submitting an application.
  • Applications may be reviewed without USMLE and/or COMLEX STEP 2 scores, but an applicant will not be placed on the rank list without passing scores on STEP 2.
  • If the applicant has completed one or more years of previous residency training, he or she must provide a passing STEP 3 score prior to the interview.
  • International students must have a valid ECFMG certificate prior to starting residency. All international students who have graduated prior to the application deadline must have a valid ECFMG certificate to be considered.
  • If 4 or more years have passed since previous residency training or medical school graduation, a separate letter must be submitted to the program director with an explanation. Applications will only be reviewed upon receipt of this letter.
  • If the applicant has previous residency training, he or she must have a letter of recommendation and summative competency-based evaluation completed by the previous residency program director(s).
  • Our facility does not currently sponsor J-1 or H1B visas.
  • Our program abides by all MRHC GME selection requirements. Click here for more information about our facility.

Meet our Faculty

Rick Carlton MD

Frederick B. Carlton, Jr., M.D., FACEP Emergency Medicine Program Director

Dr. Carlton received his B.S. from the University of Mississippi and his M.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He is a Professor Emeritus of Emergency Medicine, as well as a past president of the School of Medicine’s Alumni Board. He was part of the founding faculty of the emergency medicine residency program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and has served as its program director. He chairs the EMS Advisory Council for Mississippi and is board certified in emergency medicine and internal medicine. He enjoys time with his family and listening to and playing music, especially roots music.

Japheth Baker DO

Japheth Baker, DO, FAAEM, FACEP            Associate Program Director

Dr. Japheth (Jay-Feth) Baker received his B.S. in Microbiology and Cell Science from the University of Florida.  He worked as a Paramedic before attending Nova Southeastern for medical school.  After graduation, Dr. Baker completed a combined emergency medicine and internal medicine residency in Pittsburgh, Pa at Allegheny General Hospital.  After completing his residency, he completed a fellowship in Emergency Medical Services, also at Allegheny General Hospital.  He is board certified in emergency medicine and internal medicine and has practiced in North Mississippi since 2014.  Dr. Japheth Baker is Associate Program Director at Magnolia Regional Health Center and is the EMS medical director for MRHC EMS.  He enjoys conservation on his farm, running his sawmill, joyriding in his bobcat tool cat, and spending time with his family.

Alex Hampton, MD, Core Faculty,            Emergency Medicine, Clerkship Director

Dr. Alex Hampton graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of North Alabama with a B.S. in General Chemistry.  He obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, and completed his Emergency Medicine Residency at the University of Tennessee-Nashville, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

In his spare time, Alex enjoys golf, tennis, freshwater fishing, wakeboarding, and water sports, attending sporting events and fitness training.


Amy Davis MD

Amy Davis, MD, Core Faculty,                          Fast Track Medical Director

Dr. Amy Davis received her B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Mississippi.  She practiced retail pharmacy before returning to the University of Tennessee for medical school.  After graduation, Dr. Davis completed an emergency medicine residency in Columbia, SC, at Palmetto Health Richland.  She is board certified in emergency medicine and has practiced in North Mississippi since 2003.  Dr. Amy Davis is a core faculty member at Magnolia Regional Health Center and is the medical director for MRHC Express Care.  She enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Lisa Bundy Professional

Lisa Bundy, MD, FACEP, Core Faculty, Emergency Ultrasound Director

Dr. Bundy hails from New Orleans, La., and received her undergraduate and Master’s degrees at the University of Southern Mississippi in Journalism and Mass Communication. After working for 7 years as a news photographer and editor, she returned to school to pursue medicine. She received her M.D. from the University Of Alabama School Of Medicine in 2006. She completed an internship in emergency medicine at the University of South Florida, Tampa, Fla., and her residency in emergency medicine at UAB Medical Center in 2010.  Her interests include lung and cardiac ultrasound, the use of procedural ultrasound in the emergency department, and ultrasound education. She has been married to David, a former photojournalist from Hattiesburg, since 1996, and they have four children, whom they adopted from Ukraine in 2014.

Haywood, MD, RRT, FACEP, Core Faculty, Simulation Director

Steven Haywood, MD, RRT, FACEP, Core Faculty, Simulation Director

Haywood, MD, RRT, FACEP, Core Faculty, Simulation Director

Please welcome Dr. Steven Haywood to our EM Core Faculty.  Dr. Haywood graduated from Freed-Hardeman University, Henderson, Tennessee, with a B.S. in Biology.  He obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree from Quillen College of  Medicine, Johnson City, TN, and completed his Emergency Medicine Residency at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, Erlanger Medical Center.

Before coming to Magnolia, Dr. Haywood served as Assistant Program Director for Emergency Medicine at Akron City Hospital, Akron Ohio. In 2021 was the recipient of the ‘Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award’, from Northeast Ohio Medical College.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family.

WELCOME PGY 1 Emergency Medicine Residents

Click here to  Meet our Emergency Medicine Residents 2022-2023

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Andrew Cooper, MD  PGY 1

Dr. Cooper received his Medical Degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center –

School of Medicine, Shreveport, Louisiana.  He completed his undergraduate studies at Baylor University, Waco, Texas, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology.  He is a member of the American College of Physicians and Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association.

In his spare time, John enjoys playing guitar, fitness, video games, and reading



The majority of presentations this past AY have been virtual.  However, residents and faculty have presented at conferences, and/or have been published in national journals, including the following and others:

*2020 Southern Medical Association Regional Assembly – Abstract poster: Viral and atypical respiratory co-infections in COVID-19 asystematic review and met-analysis  presented by Bennett Davis, MD
*2020 Southern Medical Association Regional Assembly – Abstract poster: Assessing the Barriers & Benefits Associated with Using Psychiatric Advance Directives to Guide Care within the  Emergency Department   Presented by: Courtney Rich, MD
*2020 Southern Medical Association Regional Assembly – Abstract digital poster: Subfalcine herniation and ventriculomegaly: An unusual finding in a healthy woman   Hope Allen, OMS IV &   Amy Davis, MD
*2020 Southern Medical Association Regional Assembly – Abstract digital poster: Euglycemic Diabetic Ketoacidosis  presented by: Laura Hanson, DO, Frederick B. Carlton, Jr. MD
*2020 Southern Medical Association Regional Assembly – Abstract digital poster: Unintentional overdose with over-the-counter salicylate products in an elderly patient   presented by: Sabrina Azavedo, MD & Lisa Bundy, MD

Contact Us

Magnolia Regional Health Center

611 Alcorn Drive
Corinth, MS 38834
Office (662) 293-7218
Fax (662) 293-4347

Jamie Anderson

Emergency Medicine Residency Coordinator

Email: janderson2@mrhc.org