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S. Calvin Thigpen, MD

S. Calvin Thigpen, MD

University of Mississippi Medical Center
L609 Clinical Sciences Building

2500 North State Street

Jackson, MS 39216

Phone: 601-984-5604

Assistant: Caroline Griffin
Phone: (601) 942-5829

Member Since: 2016

Member Status: Fellow


Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine



Clinical Interest(s)

Research Interest(s)

    Current / Former SSCI Roles

    Membership Committee Chair, Councilor

    About S. Calvin Thigpen, MD

    Dr. Calvin Thigpen completed his medical degree, internal medicine residency, chief residency, and hematology-oncology fellowship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) in Jackson, Mississippi. He is now a Professor of Medicine and is the Internal Medicine Residency Program Director and Vice-Chair for Education of the Department of Medicine at UMMC. He currently practices and teaches both inpatient and outpatient general internal medicine and engages in medical education research focused on the link between growth vs fixed mindsets and objective educational outcomes. Dr. Thigpen has been a member of the SSCI since January 2013 and a Councilor from 2019-2023. He is the current Chair of the Membership Committee and guided the development of the SSCI’s Early Career Council in 2021 to stimulate membership, collaboration, and networking among the society’s early career investigators and educators. Dr. Thigpen has chaired the Career Advancement for the Clinician Educator workshops at the Southern Regional Meetings (SRM) since 2019, and he was recognized as the SSCI’s Mentor of the Year in the Post-Graduate Category at SRM 2022. Dr. Thigpen’s career interests are the education, mentorship, and career development of internal medicine and subspecialty trainees and junior faculty.


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