Welcome to the WVU Department of Family Medicine Student Programs. Our program offers something to medical students in all four years.
Our Family Medicine Interest Group meets seven times a year to discuss topics that were arranged by a committee made up of first and second year medical students. This is open to all interested first and second year medical students. For first year medical students we offer a Summer Externship Program before entering their second year. For third year medical students we have a required eight week clerkship.
For fourth year medical students we offer a month long subinternship or a month long clinic rotation.
In July, we send two medical students to attend the AAFP National Conference in Kansas City with funding provided by Family Medicine Foundation of West Virginia. This is always an educational and rewarding trip to medical students.
Rural Scholars Program
Developed in 2004, the WVU Department of Family Medicine Rural Scholars Program offers qualified students a unique opportunity to experience Family Medicine from a new and personalized perspective. The program goal is to identify students early in the medical school curriculum who are committed to a continuum of training that will enhance their ability to practice Family Medicine in rural West Virginia. Selection of scholars occurs in the third year of medical school and allows for a more intensive Family Medicine experience in the fourth year.