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C. Worthington Benedum Foundation Grant

Congratulations to Drs. Lesley and Scott Cottrell for securing this grant to develop the Interprofessional Health Sciences Research Scholars Program.

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Dr. Hannah Hazard Inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha

Dr. Hannah Hazard, Assistant Dean for Admission was recently inducted in to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society as an alumni member of the local chapter.

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Present and Future

2013 Graduation

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10 Years of Service

Dr. Cottrell is recognized by Dean Ross and his Chair for 10 years of service.

2012 National ACGME Education Conference

WVU attendees at the national ACGME education conference in Orlando, FL.

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2013: The Year of Ultrasound

The American Medical Association, in conjunction with multiple specialty societies has endorsed 2013 as the Year of Ultrasound to enhance awareness and encourage increasing educational efforts in the use of ultrasound by physicians. Read More

2013-2014 Transitional year Group Photo

Transitional Year Residents for the 2013-14 academic year.

Dr. Shumway Dedication

Following 28 years of service, Dr. Jamie Shumway leaves his position as Associate Dean for Medical Education, and is appointed as Professor Emeritus by Dean Ross. Read More

AOA Match Day

AAMC Chief Academic Officer, John Prescott, MD was the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society visiting professor during the 50th anniversary celebration of our school chapter. Read More

2012 Graduation Ceremony

Dean Ross, Chancellor Colenda, guest speaker Nancy Neilsen, and Vice Dean Ferrari join faculty, students, and families at the 2012 graduation ceremony. Read More

Flags Around the World

These flags represent the many countries who seek training in the many education programs offered by the School of Medicine. They hang in the university student union, the Mountainlair. Read More

Match Day 2012

Drs. Cottrell and Ferrari join with students at Match Day 2012 and share a map showing our student selection in to residency programs from coast to coast. Read More


Dr. Hannah Hazard was Inducted to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

Dr. Hannah Hazard, Assistant Dean for Admission was recently inducted in to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society as an alumni member of the local chapter.

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Department of Medical Education FOLIO Success Shared Nationally

Pamela Carico, administrator for student services in the Department of Medical Education recently presented at a national conference in January 2015 AAMC Joint Professional Development Conference for Health Professions Financial Aid and Student Records Administrators in San Antonio, Texas.

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Jeff Hogg received the SOM Dean’s Excellence Award in Education

West Virginia University School of Medicine Dean Arthur J. Ross III, M.D., M.B.A., recognized faculty and staff for their years of service, named Distinguished Teachers, and presented the Dean’s Awards for Excellence on Tuesday (Oct. 21) at the WVU Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown.

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The Department of Medical Education is committed to promoting excellence in teaching, facilitating educational scholarship, enhancing the curriculum by supporting, recognizing and rewarding outstanding educators, and by building a dynamic and diverse learning community.

The department was created in 2012 under the leadership of Dean Arthur Ross reflecting the commitment of the School of Medicine to fulfill its education mission along the entire continuum including undergraduate medical education, graduate medical education and continuing medical education for practicing physicians.  Preparing future generations for their role in the implementation, leadership and advancement of healthcare is a solemn responsibility. Through innovation in instruction and assessment of learning, we strive to ensure that our learners will have the skills, knowledge and professional attitudes that will translate to effective, patient-centered healthcare.

The faculty of the department includes educators with either primary or secondary appointments, who have demonstrated commitment and expertise in medical education in areas such as curriculum design, teaching skills, research in medical education, simulation, assessment and evaluation. It serves as an academic home for fulltime faculty and community-based faculty physicians who contribute to the School of Medicine’s education mission.  The department will also identify current and future needs for faculty to deliver the education mission, identify future leaders and provide leadership learning opportunities and mentorship, helping to create succession plans for a strong and diverse teaching faculty.

The Department will also sponsor the Academy of Advisors, which provides counseling and mentoring for medical students.  It will work in collaboration with the Health Sciences Center Academy of Teaching and Learning and the Simulation Training and Education for Patient Safety (STEPS) facility to promote an interprofessional education model of team-based healthcare.  The Academy is committed to promoting social consciousness in our educational efforts and mentoring learners to become healthcare leaders of West Virginia and the world.