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From the Classroom to Patient Care

At WVU, a unique aspect of the medical education program is that students earn their white clinician coats in the spring of their second year. The transition from basic sciences to clinical care is about more than the coat – it it’s a symbol of their future as healers.

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West Virginia faces a unique set of health issues: a population at significantly higher risk of disease and early mortality than other states in the nation; rural communities with shortages of key health professionals; social, environmental, and demographic factors that contribute to poor health outcomes.

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