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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.

Researchers at West Virginia University, in collaboration with an international consortium of geneticists and clinicians from Switzerland, France, Greece, and Germany, are working to understand the genetic basis of schizophrenia by sequencing those blueprints of the human genome for individuals diagnosed with the disorder, along with those of his or her healthy parents (trios). They have identified 18 different genes that possibly influence the incidence of schizophrenia, including Regulator of G protein Signaling type 12 (RGS12) that was originally cloned by WVU’s David Siderovski, Ph.D., and his colleagues in 1997.

Throughout the Health Insurance Marketplace's open enrollment period, WV Healthy Start/HAPI Navigators are available to help consumers shop for health coverage.

November is National Diabetes Month, and a research study out of the West Virginia University School of Medicine Department of Exercise Physiology hopes to find the best treatment for an issue facing one out of every four people with type 2 diabetes: depression. Depression is a real danger for people with type 2 diabetes. Depression interferes with patients’ control of their diabetes, which, in turn, makes the usual complications of diabetes even worse.

The WVU Department of Pediatrics will host Shawn Ralston, M.D., Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 18-19, as part of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence Visiting Lectureship Program.

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December 5


Wellness Event - WVU SOM Ugly Christmas Sweater Bowling Party


6:00 to 10:00PM

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December 10


Radiology Interest Group

Room 2094

12:00 to 1:00 PM

At the next Radiology Interest Group meeting, Guest Speaker - Dr. Brent Steadman will be giving a talk titled "Introduction to Interventional Radiology".

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December 10


Wilderness Medicine Interest Group

Room 1909

12:00 to 1:00 PM

Dr. Carl Werntz will be discussing the recently approved wilderness medicine rotation.

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December 18


Committee on Academic and professional Standards Meetings

8:30 AM to 12:00 PM

MS4, MSI, and Dual Degree

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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