One School, Three Campuses
The WVU School of Medicine (SOM) is located in the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, a large, modern medical complex that also includes the Schools of Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health. It is comprised of three hospitals, a physician office building, and state-of-the-art cancer and eye centers. The medical degree program serves approximately 450 students with a variety of educational programs, and WVU medical faculty provide advanced clinical care to more than 100,000 West Virginians throughout the state. With three campus located in Morgantown, Charleston, and Eastern our students have the opportunity to serve all areas of this beautiful state.
This is the largest teaching and primary research center of the WVU SOM. It includes Ruby Memorial Hospital and other clinical facilities associated with WVU Healthcare, all of which serve as teaching locations for our students. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention operates a major occupational health research facility on this campus.
WVU medical students are given the offer to be placed in Charleston for their third and fourth years of medical school. WVU-Charleston is located on the Charleston Area Medical Center campus, the oldest regional medical center in the U.S. With three hospitals in the CAMC system, it provides a strong clinical experience at the largest hospital in the state.
This campus provides community-based, direct clinical experience to students in the School of Medicine. The Eastern Division teaches students in a longitudinal fashion in collaboration with University Healthcare, a partner of Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg and Jefferson Medical Center in Ranson.
The WVU SOM encourages a vibrant, close-knit community across our three campuses. A camaraderie exists among all Health Sciences Center students creating an environment where ideas and interests can be freely shared. We encourage students to express their unique personalities and this in turn paints a distinctive picture found at few other campuses across the country.
Student Profiles and Awards
WVU's School of Medicine fosters a family atmosphere that is inclusive and integrated, whether you are a West Virginia native or a newcomer to our State. Our students have diverse interests, and there are many events, activities and clubs to participate in, both within the School of Medicine and in the greater Morgantown community. Morgantown is an active community that provides great recreation and cultural offerings and affordable cost of living.
I knew I did not want to be in front of a computer all day. I wanted to work with people because I wanted to witness first hand the positive effects that I could have on their lives.
MD Degree | Class of 2017