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WVU School of Medicine

One Medical School, Three Campuses

Morgantown Eastern Charleston

WVU medical faculty and students are at the leading edge of scientific studies of the biological processes of life and at the forefront of efforts to bring health advances to residents of West Virginia's cities and rural areas. The School of Medicine serves students who want to study medicine, physical and occupational therapy, laboratory science, exercise physiology, research and graduate education and more.

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At the West Virginia University School of Medicine, we educate health professionals, provide thousands of people with medical care, and conduct lifesaving research. Our students work side-by-side with doctors and scientists in the University's modern hospitals, clinics and laboratories.

As one medical school with three campuses, our students also have a chance to learn from professionals that practice at medical offices, clinics and hospitals across the state.

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has announced that WVU Healthcare’s Clark K. Sleeth Family Medicine Center has received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term, participative relationships.

Anthony Realini, M.D., M.P.H., a glaucoma specialist in the West Virginia University Eye Institute, has received a $1.5 million grant from the National Eye Institute to conduct a five-year study aimed at finding better ways to address the problem of glaucoma on the Caribbean islands of Dominica and St. Lucia.

The process may start with providing basics, such as socks and a sleeping bag. A group of West Virginia University Department of Family Medicine residents offer these necessities to homeless patients who come seeking treatment at Ruby Memorial Hospital. But the true gifts are listening ears, trustworthy advice, and the reaffirmation of humanity – all wrapped into the package of inpatient care for the homeless population.

Depression affects one in four people with type 2 diabetes. Program ACTIVE is looking for participants to help test two of the most effective ways to treat it: exercise and talk therapy.

  • Events


January 26


Internal Medicine Interest Group

12:00 to 1:00 PM

Room 1905

Internal Medicine Interest Group is having its first meeting of the semester. Dr. Sarwari from the department of Infectious Disease will be our guest speaker.

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January 27


Christian Medical And Dental Association

12:00 to 1:00PM

Room 1909

Dr. Dana King, Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, will be presenting "How to Take a Spiritual History" Dr. King will describe why all students should be prepared to ask questions about their patients' spiritual background and also some helpful tips for doing so.

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February 13


Gold Humanism Honor Society State Meeting

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Charleston, WV

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February 16


Gold Humanism Honor Society Week

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Health Science Center North

Gold Humanism Honor Society Lecture Series

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The Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center at West Virginia University is a comprehensive institution with a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs to prepare you for a future in the fields of science and health.

The extraordinary array of real-life, hands-on experiences, bring you an unsurpassed education in advanced patient care, diagnosis, treatment, disease prevention, health and wellness.

Learn more about our academic offerings or visit the Student Corner.

During my pharmacy rotations I found myself chasing down the next procedure and staring at MRIs and CT scans. I developed a passion for the diagnostic end of medicine.

Sarah Bowen

MD Degree | Class of 2017