Eastern Happenings - Januasry 18, 2022

Hours are Monday – Friday from 8:00am - 5:00pm. Please stop by to enjoy a cup of coffee/tea or just to say Hi! Don’t forget that your Student Lounge and Study areas here at the HSC Building are open for you to enjoy all hours with your badge access. Please enjoy the Keurig, Ping Pong, Foosball and much more. Please wear a mask and ensure proper hand sanitizing when utilizing the activities.

For information on COVID-19 updates: https://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/coronavirus

Sharps injury reminder for students – Should you experience an actual, possible, or “just not sure” blood or body fluid exposure, report it immediately to OR staff in the room, go to OR Charge Nurse for assistance. You will report to the ER for immediate follow-up. Must address within 2 hrs! When registering, DO NOT GIVE INSURANCE CARD, register as “WVU Student Health Guarantor Account” so it does not get charged to your insurance. Be sure to notify one of the campus Deans or Student Services Staff. The full needlestick policy is in the WVU MD Degree Handbook on SOLE.

Peds Grand Rounds


Above is the link that has the schedule of speakers and topics.

The zoom link for Grand Rounds every week is https://wvumdtv.zoom.us/j/6781887494

If you need to call in, the number is 646-558-8656 and then it will ask you to enter the meeting ID 678 188 7494#.

Volunteer/Community Service Opportunities

Community Service Hours – As part of your graduation requirement, you must complete 100 hours of community service. Please remember to document what you have already completed, and plan to start early on completing any additional hours needed, since opportunities are limited due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Stepping Stones/Good Samaritan Free Clinic – Volunteers needed every Wednesday at 5pm and first Tuesday of each month at 5pm. New location: 601 S. Raleigh Street, Martinsburg.

To volunteer sign up through the website at goodsamaritanfreeclinic.org or for additional information: Karen Newell at karenlnewell@goodsamaritanfreeclinic.org

ACS (American Cancer Society) –Website is www.relayforlife.org/berkeleywv

Looking for Relay for Life teams. Information contact Penny Horner 607-423-4311 penny.horner@cancer.org

Relay for Life of Berkeley County - Saturday, June 4, 2022 @ Martinsburg High School

Important Dates:

Mini-Med School – Tuesday, January 25. Online Lecture at 7p on WVU Medicine Berkeley and Jefferson Medical Centers Facebook page. “Kids & Covid” Join Dr. Rebecca Furby, Board Certified Pediatrician WVU Medicine Primary Care & Pediatrics Spring Mills, as she discusses ways to keep children protected, particularly the youngest who are not yet eligible for vaccination.

  1. Development and Research Weekend – Friday, April 1st and Saturday April 2nd, 2022. All WVU medical students, residents and faculty (not just Eastern Campus) are invited to submit their scholarly work to our annual Research and Development Weekend Poster Contest. All abstracts will be peer- reviewed and not all are accepted for presentation. Items of interest may include: 1. Case report studies (unusual presentations of common diagnoses or usual presentation of uncommon diagnoses) which have a learning component for others 2. Original research in the community arena of medical issues a. new educational formats and outcomes b. new ways of doing a techniques/procedures or outcomes of community involvement and education c. clinical practice innovations and outcomes 3. Quality improvement projects (e.g. chart reviews done to discover areas of possible improvement in clinical practice - a. uncover the percentage of heart failure patents are on ACE’s inhibitors in a practice, and if less than standard of care- what can be done to improve care b. the percentage of new mom’s breast feeding and what can be done to improve that number c. post-op complications due to catheter infections – what can be done to reduce that number Abstracts will be due by February 1st, 2022 If you are doing a project, the bulk of the research should be done by then to allow for a description of the outcomes in your abstract. There are cash awards for the top place winners, beginning with $500 for first place, and top winners are invited to explain their posters to the attendees as part of the Saturday conference Be thinking now of what you may want to put on your poster- and more than one person may be on the poster (several students; faculty and student; resident and student etc.) it may depend on number of charts reviewed or data analyzed. Our research assistants – Carla Toolan carla.toolan@wvumedicine.org and Nathan Fiore nathan.fiore@wvumedicine.org - are also available by appointment to help you. Dr. Eggleston met with the class to explore their initial ideas in August- so contact the Eastern campus Student Services Deans if you have an idea and they will help refer you to an interested member who may share your passion. Specifics on how to submit your abstract etc. will be provided as we get closer to the spring date.

MS3 Class of 2023

V-Scans – Eastern Campus has been loaned 8 ultrasound V-Scan portable machines for student use during your rotations – 2 scanners each for Family Med, Internal Med, Pediatrics, and Surgery. The units are available for checkout in the Student Services office. Please contact Michelle (alderm@wvumedicine.org) or Annette Jamison annette.jamison@wvumedicine.org to sign out a unit for use on rotation.

MS4 Class of 2022

Match Day Celebration – Friday, March 18th, at Purple Iris in Martinsburg. Tentative schedule is as follows:

10:30am – Arrival

11:00am – Lunch

12:00pm – Envelope distribution

Guests are limited. Please RSVP to Michelle Alder (alderm@wvumedicine.org) by Mar. 14th if you plan to attend. Additional details will be sent when finalized.

Graduation – Commencement ceremony scheduled to be held in person Friday, May 13th, 7:00pm, at the Creative Arts Center in Morgantown. Arrival time: 6:15pm. Reception to follow at the Erickson Alumni Center, hosted by the Alumni Office. Please refer to the following regularly for updates and additional details:

MD Commencement Page

University Graduation page

To Do List:

  • Check your Degree Works Log on to your Degree Works page. You want to ensure that you will be meeting all Graduation requirements. This includes all courses and the 100 hours of Community Service. Please double check your own transcripts this week!

  • Apply for Graduation beginning January 18, you must APPLY for graduation with the University. You will find the instructions to apply via STAR through the registrar’s website. Be prepared to provide a mailing address for your diploma when completing the form. These forms come to me for approval and you will receive an automated email once I have approved your graduation application. I will send an email to remind you when the application opens.

  • Watch Email for More Details We will send more details, hooding information, regalia ordering, etc as we can firm up plans. This also includes Campus Match ceremonies, so please be mindful of checking your emails regularly.