Dean's Corner

Clay Marsh sharing a moment with President Gorden Gee in the Pylon Common Area at the Health Sciences Center.


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. WVU maintains medical school campuses in Morgantown, Charleston and Martinsburg, as well as relationships with hospitals and physicians in rural areas throughout the state. Most WVU health sciences students undergo part of their training at off-campus sites, where they learn the demands of rural healthcare first-hand.

WVU's School of Medicine is consistently ranked as a top program nationwide for rural medicine by U.S. News and World Report's annual edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools". Our medical students have maintained a 100 percent pass rate on the US Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLE) Steps 1 and 2, better known as "the boards" for two consecutive years.

Our campuses in Morgantown, Charleston and Martinsburg, WV offer communities that are vibrant, connected and committed to providing a top-notch medical education to all of our students. Take a tour of our site, and let us know if you have questions. Welcome to WVU!

Clay Marsh, M.D.

Vice President and Executive Dean
WVU Health Sciences