December 5th 2017 - #17-49

SoM Community News and Happenings


COMPLETE YOUR FAFSA! It’s the time of year to complete your FAFSA in preparation for next academic year, 2018-2019! Filing FAFSA’s for HSC students is down by almost 20% from this time last year. File your FAFSA for the opportunity for scholarships, grants and loans at

UPDATE YOUR INFO on CastleBranch to be sure your email address and other personal information is current to ensure you’re getting up-to-date reminders about your health compliance.


DECEMBER COMMENCEMENT: December, 15, 2017 @ 2 pm
MS1 SNOWBALL: January 20th
CLASS OF 2018 Match Day:  March 16, 2018 - Lakeview 
CLASS OF 2020 White Coat: March 17, 2018 – Metropolitan Theatre @ 10 am
STUDENT AWARDS CONVOCATION: May 10, 2018 - Fukushima Auditorium @ 4 pm
CLASS OF 2018 GRADUATION: May 11, 2018 @ 6 pm– Creative Arts Center 

What’s Happening – Morgantown

This link contains the details of the Organization activities, listed here by date. 

PEDS PGY Meet & Greet; Dec 5 @5                         

MS4 Class of 2018

GRADUATION is Friday, May 11 at 6:00 pm in the Creative Arts Center. More details of the weekend will be released soon.

GTR 4 Mark your calendars, GTR 4 – SOAP/Match Data will be held on two occasions: Friday, January 5th from 3-4:30 in G119 and on Friday, January 19th from 3-4:30 pm.

VOLUNTARY RESEARCH SURVEY - Would you participate in a voluntary research survey by dental students to earn 30 minutes of community service?  The survey targets Oral Health and Rural Health at WVU.  Your participation will be confidential and data will be reported in aggregate. Just make sure to hit submit at the end of the survey.   

MS3 Class of 2019

GHHS NOMINATIONS - It’s time to collect peer recommendations and nominations for the Gold Humanism Honor Society for the Class of 2019! The short, 6 (six) question survey will allow you to select up to 3 (three) classmates that you believe best answer those questions. The survey will remain open until 5pm on December 22, 2017.

RURAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM The WVU Department of Family Medicine is pleased to announce that the applications for its innovative Rural Scholars Program are now available. This program is designed for students committed to making rural/small town Family Medicine in West Virginia a career.  Qualified MS III’s are eligible for a $10,000 stipend for their fourth year and facilitated admission to WVU’s Morgantown Family Medicine Residency.  The Rural Scholars Program allows for an enhanced primary care experience in the 4th year curriculum as well as early integration into the residency experience. Deadline for application is January 15, 2018.  Please contact Holly Maroon if you would like information on how to apply.

MS2 Class of 2020

Y2Q has been completed by 87% of the class! Remember 100% completion = $500 for Wellness Activities! You’re so close!! If you haven’t completed the survey, look for an email from AAMC on Friday.

P&CD 2.5 Mark your calendars! Professional and Career Development 2.5 will be held Thursday, January 11 from 2-5 pm in 1905 HSC.

MS1 Class of 2021

P&CD 1.5. Mark your Calendars for P&CD 1.5 to be held Monday, January 8th from 5-6pm in 1909.We will discuss summer options and summer registration.

Mark your calendars for the Snowball to be held on January 20th

What’s Happening – Charleston

HARM REDUCTION CLINIC:  Wednesdays, 10-3:30.  Kanawha Charleston Health Dept.

MS4 Class of 2018

GRADUATION is Friday, May 11 at 6:00 pm in the Creative Arts Center. More details of the weekend will be released soon.

MS3 Class of 2019

GTR 0.5 After Shelf Exam GTR 0.5 will take place at noon in ROOM 2000-WVU Building. 

What’s Happening – Eastern


Tumor Board - Every Thursday, 8th Floor Classroom, 12:00-1:00pm. Different speakers and topics.  Lunch provided. 

PEDS Grand Rounds is broadcast from Morgantown every Wednesday 8-9 am. The first Wednesday is at the board room on the 8th floor of BMC.  Remaining sessions held at the ED conference room in ED of BMC.  If you are on a Pediatrics Week, please plan to attend. 

Volunteer Speaking Opportunity – Prostate Cancer Support Group is looking for students to speak on various prostate cancer topics for 15-20 minutes, with a potential Q&A session.  Meetings held 6:30-8:30pm on second Thursday of each month, 2nd floor of Dorothy McCormack Building.  Contact Dr. Paul Kradel, 304-267-2520, if interested. 

Community Mini-Med School – TBA
Grand Rounds – Mon., Dec. 18th, 12:00pm, in BMC 8th Floor Classroom
EPMS – Mon., Dec. 18th, 6:30-8:30pm, at Purple Iris.  Holiday “Meet & Greet” for all BMC/JMC physicians, residents, and medical students and their spouse/guest.  RSVP to Carol Joseph at 304-671-3837 by Dec. 15th.Medical M & M – Thur., Dec. 21st, 7:30am, in BMC 8th Floor Classroom
Evidence-Based Medicine Review – TBA
OB Journal Club – TBA
OB M & M Conference – TBA. 

MS4 Class of 2018

Class of 2018 Match Day – Mar. 16th, 2018, at Purple Iris.  Mark your calendars.  Additional details TBA. 

Class of 2018 Graduation Weekend – May 11-13, 2018.  Mark your calendars.  Additional details TBA. 

MS3 Class of 2019

EXAM PREP – All students bring laptops to education day on Fri., Dec. 1st, for IT to review and clear prior to exams. 

Thur., Dec. 7th: Internal Med/PEDs
Tues., Dec. 12th: Surgery/OB-Gyn
Fri., Dec. 15th: Psych/Family Med

*End-of-Semester Lunch with Deans/Clerkship Directors immediately following exams on Dec. 15th, approx. 12pm in Mountaineer Room.  Please RSVP to if you are planning to attend. 

NAU MODULE: Dr. Johnson and Dr. Kletter strongly encourage you to review the Surgery clerkship on SOLE for directions/samples for writing admissions orders and brief op notes.  Remember that you need 3 graded H&P’s by the end of the semester. 

BOTH MODULES: Be sure you are logging your cases/procedures in E-value.  All case logs MUST be complete prior to final exams, as required by the curriculum.  If you have questions, contact Jane Horst or Michelle Alder at 304-596-6312. 

Friday Education – Schedule is posted in SOLE for the Fall semester.  This is a tentative schedule, subject to change based on speaker availability.  You will be notified via email of changes in schedule.  Spring schedule is in progress and will replace the current schedule when complete.  

Jefferson Medical Center- Attending Physicians:  TBA