Morgantown Happenings - February 18, 2020

HOUSING FOR INCOMING STUDENTS: If you have an open room and would like to advertise to the incoming Class of 2024, please complete this form. Questions? Chrissi Baker

The WVU Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG), in coordination with ACP (American College of Physicians) and SGIM (Society of General Internal Medicine), will be hosting "#ProudToBeGIM" week on Tuesday February 25th at 12 PM-1 PM. The goal of this day is to enhance the knowledge and interest of internal medicine to our students. Please join us for an hour of fun, food, giveaways, and prizes as we celebrate Proud to be GIM week. Stay tuned for more information to come.

Department of Urology has a visiting professor Dr. Stephen A. Boorjian on March 4th 7:30-8:30am in 1905. Click the link to learn more

All women in MS1 and MS2 are invited to attend a meeting to assess interest in forming a club/group in which women medical students can support one another, share family and career stories and interact with women faculty who will also provide support and share family and career stories. The first meeting is on February 20, 2020 at 12:15pm in John Jones C in the HSC.

MATCH DAY WATCH PARTY on March 20th at 12pm in G119. Complete the survey at the following link to RSVP.

ULTRAFEST Saturday, March 28 from 8-3pm. Form a team of 3 to compete in an ultrasound competition with prizes.

NEW PROVIDER for BWell! for Medical students, Dr. Jen Randall-Reyes.. Confidential, private appointments for initial assessments, triage and brief interventions for students experiencing life stress, mental illness or problems with alcohol or substance use. Email for an appointment or call (304) 293-1111. Appointments will be held in Suite 1256, HSC South. Visit the BWell SOLE site for more information.

SAVE THE DATE Van Liere Research Conference will be held April 2-3, 2020. For more information and to submit proposals visit

MS4 Class of 2020

MATCH Rank Deadline is February 26. You must CERTIFY your rank list! Contact Christina or Amy with questions. Morgantown Match Day on Friday, March 20 at 10:30am in the Mountain Lair. Match Day Tickets are available for pickup this week in Christina’s office! Everyone will receive three tickets for the event. If you are in need of extra tickets, check with your classmates to see if anyone will not be using all of their tickets. After all students have picked up their tickets, a few extras may be released.

MAY COMMENCEMENT DATE UPDATES. Regalia orders have been submitted to the HSC Bookstore. Regalia will arrive at the Bookstore early April. The Bookstore CANNOT accept credit card payments over the phone. You can either pay by check or pay with a Barnes and Noble gift card. Questions – please contact Chuck Bowers at the HSC Bookstore – 304-293-4849. Graduation Application is due March 6th! You can find instructions to apply at the Registrar’s Webpage. The May 2020 Graduation Ceremony will be Friday, May 15 @7pm in the Creative Arts Center. A reception will immediately follow at the Erickson Alumni Center.

GQ Week will be February 24-28th. Watch for emails from AAMC to complete this important survey. Bring in proof of completion during GQ Week to be entered into a daily drawing!

MS3 Class of 2021

Getting to Residency 1.0 will be held after mid-block on Monday, March 30th from 4-5:30pm in 1905. This meeting is the first in our career counseling series. At this meeting, you’ll be given a booklet as your guide to the Match processes.

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 April 1, 2020. Please contact Holly Maroon at if you would like more information or an application.

Post-Sophomore Fellowship Program in Boston. It is a year long commitment with a stipend, dedicated research time and rotations through various pathology subspecialties at Brigham and Women's Hospital. A link to their website is below. Deadline for application is March 1st. Please feel free to email Sneha Gupta with any questions!

MS2 Class of 2022

Lots of dates and upcoming to-do’s!!! Please review all below

  • Feb 17: Reply to Sheri Frankenberry’s email re: Name and Contact Info for White Coat Program

  • CHARS AND MORG -March 15: Non-Surgical Elective Request Forms are due to Student Services for Blocks 1-3 - more info on this below

  • March 1: Step 1 Application Form to Student Services

  • TBD: White Coat Meeting led by Alumni Office

  • March 20: White Coat Rehearsal @3pm at Creative Arts Center

  • March 21: White Coat Ceremony @3pm – STUDENT LINE UP AT 2:00

White Coat Ceremony will be Saturday, March 21st at the Creative Arts Center beginning at 3pm with a reception to follow at Erickson Alumni Center. A block of hotel rooms is available at a special WVU rate at Hilton Garden Inn at the Suncrest Towne Center at $104.00 per night. Use this link to get the group rate.

Post-Sophomore Fellowship Program in Boston It is a year long commitment with a stipend, dedicated research time and rotations through various pathology subspecialties at Brigham and Women's Hospital. A link to their website is below. Deadline for application is March 1st. Please feel free to email Sneha Gupta with any questions!

MS1 Class of 2023

Information about INTRO M1 Summer Research Program can be found here. Remember the deadline is March 1.

2020 Trauma & Acute Care Surgery Summer Externship information and application. Deadline is March 15.