Bread and Butter General Surgery Opportunity in the Mississippi Delta in Cleveland, MS

Physician: Surgery: General
Market: Non-Metropolitan (Less than 50,000)
Job ID:6224
Verified Date:09/18/2023
Loan Repayment:Yes
Sign on Bonus:Yes
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:No
Accept H1b Visa:No Response
Permanent: Full time Surgery: General

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Joining established, busy General Surgery group
  • Bread and butter cases
  • Cleveland is a quaint community that prides itself on its locally owned economy, deep musical heritage and home to Delta State University


Compensation Details

  • Competitive compensation and benefits package offered, including sign-on, relocation assistance, student loan assistance and stipends for early commitment!

Community Details

  • Located halfway between Memphis, Tennessee and Jackson, Mississippi, Cleveland is just 18 miles due east of the Mississippi River. 
  • With a population of 14,000, Cleveland offers a small town charm with the educational and cultural opportunities of a much bigger city.
  • Cleveland is the home of Delta State University, a school of over 4,000 students that provides an abundance of activities, classes, and educational opportunities for both adults and children.


Recruiter Insights

Compensation.  The Starting Salary Is $50,000 To $75,000 More Compared To Starting General Surgery Salaries In Memphis, TN. Coupled With A Cost Of Living Of 20% Lower Than The Aforementioned Metropolitan Areas, Provides Significant Purchasing Power To Build Their Dream Home, Payoff School Loans And Retire Early. 

The Housing Market.  4 beds 3 baths 2,757 sqft This 2757 square foot single family home has 4 bedrooms and 3.0 bathrooms and is a lovely ranch with new fixings and beautiful patio. This home can be yours for $136,500.

The Community.  Cleveland, a quaint community that prides itself on its locally owned economy, deep musical heritage and home to Delta State University.

The Employer.  A 150+ bed, acute care hospital that includes a 35-bed nursing home, 12 swing beds, and 12 geriatric beds. The Medical Center provides medical services to the people of the County and surrounding areas. As a healthcare leader in the community, the hospital offers a host of services such as a 24-hour emergency department, outpatient imaging, womens services, wound care, urology, orthopedics, pediatric dental and behavioral health services. The hospital campus also includes two medical office buildings and an out-patient rehabilitation facility that offers adult and pediatric physical, occupational and speech therapy as well as aquatic therapy

Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 112 miles: Memphis, TN (MEM / KMEM) Memphis International Airport
  • 274 miles: Birmingham, AL (BHM / KBHM) Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 105 miles to Memphis, TN
  • 226 miles to Birmingham, AL
  • 228 miles to Baton Rouge, LA
  • 264 miles to New Orleans, LA
  • 282 miles to Nashville, TN

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 32 miles: Greenville, MS (GLH / KGLH) Mid Delta Regional Airport
  • 112 miles: Memphis, TN (MEM / KMEM) Memphis International Airport
  • 131 miles: Jackson, MS (JAN / KJAN) Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport
  • 139 miles: Monroe, LA (MLU / KMLU) Monroe Regional Airport
  • 145 miles: Columbus, MS (GTR / KGTR) Golden Triangle Regional Airport

Cost of Living:

  • Mean Housing Cost - $139,919
  • City Cost of Living Index - 83.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • State Cost of Living Index - 85.1

Colleges and Universities:

  • Delta State University (Full-time enrollment: 3,304)
  • Mississippi Delta Community College (about 25 miles; Moorhead, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,100)
  • Mississippi Valley State University (about 28 miles; Itta Bena, MS; FT enrollment: 2,233)
  • Coahoma Community College (about 37 miles; Clarksdale, MS; FT enrollment: 2,284)
  • University of Arkansas at Monticello (about 64 miles; Monticello, AR; FT enrollment: 3,130)
  • Holmes Community College (about 72 miles; Goodman, MS; FT enrollment: 5,352)
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College (about 75 miles; Senatobia, MS; FT enrollment: 6,607)
  • University of Mississippi (about 81 miles; University, MS; FT enrollment: 17,642)


  • 49.6% Black alone
  • 47.6% White alone
  • 1.5% Asian alone
  • 0.9% Hispanic
  • 0.4% Two or more races


  • State Income Tax Rate - 4%
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 7%
  • County Tax Rate - 0.07%
  • Property Tax Rate - 0.52%

Major Industry:

  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)


  • Hunting and fishing opportunities abound in the area - there are seven lakes for fishermen to try their luck with an array of fish. 
  • Dahomey National Wildlife Refuge is an important habitat for waterfowl, bird watching and seasonal hunting. 
  • Several local golf courses. 
  • Clevelands Park Commission maintains 12 local parks, including Bear Pen Park with a modern baseball complex. 
  • There are strong athletic programs in the city for both children and adults, including baseball, softball, football, basketball, soccer, swimming and volleyball.

Arts & Culture:

  • The schools 1,200-seat Bologna Performing Arts Center serves as a hub for the citys rich cultural life, offering theater, dance, symphonies and musical performances.
  • Cleveland is home to the first GRAMMY Museum outside of Los Angeles. 
  • Cleveland Railroad Museum

Sports for the Spectator:

  • The Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association is the only one of the "big four" major sports leagues in the city
  • Memphis Houn'Dawgs (ABA Basketball Team) 
  • Memphis Maniax (XFL Football Team) 
  • Memphis Redbirds (Minor League Baseball Team) 
  • Memphis RiverKings (CHL Hockey Team) 
  • Memphis Xplorers (Arena Football 2 Team)

Sports for the Participant:

  • YMCA of greater Cleveland
  • The City of Cleveland maintains 9 parks with playground equipment located throughout the city. These parks also contain 19 ball fields (11 baseball and 8 softball), eight tennis courts, and one gymnasium (consisting of 4 youth basketball courts, adult basketball courts, and 2 volleyball courts), one swimming pool, and two wading pools.
  • The Park Commission operates programs in baseball, youth and adult softball, youth and adult basketball, youth football, volleyball and soccer.


  • Downtown shopping district has earned the nickname Shopping Mecca of the Delta featuring unique gift shops, fashionable clothing stores and great places to eat.
  • Delta Square
  • H Squared Boutique
  • Greenville Mall

Top Five things to do:

  1. Dockery Farms Historic District
  2. Bear Pen Park
  3. Dockery Farms Historic District
  4. The Grammy Museum Mississippi
  5. Cleveland Railroad Museum