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WVU School of Medicine welcomes new residents and fellows

WVU School of Medicine welcomes new residents and fellows

The West Virginia University School of Medicine recently welcomed a class of 206 new resident and fellow physicians to the graduate medical education program located at the Morgantown, Harpers Ferry and Parkersburg campuses.

Currently, there are more than 550 residents and fellows training within the WVU Medicine-WVU Hospitals system. The majority of the 2021 new resident and fellow physicians will begin clinical work on July 1. The skills learned during the first year of training vary by their chosen specialty and build on the foundation given to students during their years in medical school.

“WVU is the largest institution in the state offering specialized graduate medical training in both primary and specialty care,” said Manuel Vallejo, M.D., D.M.D., associate dean and designated institutional official for graduate medical education. “Although many WVU medical school graduates choose to stay at WVU, the very best medical school graduates from all over the country and the world choose to train with us in our highly desired programs. After completion of our residencies and fellowships, many choose to practice in West Virginia serving the medical needs of our underserved state.”

The current class of medical residents is training in 73 specialties, with internal medicine starting the most at 22, followed by transitional year with 13 and emergency medicine with 10. They represent more than 100 medical schools from 22 countries and 29 states (66 from the state of West Virginia). The average age is 30 years, the oldest is 63 and the youngest is 24 years old with 56% men and 44% women. There are 46 WVU School of Medicine graduates, 14 from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and 5 from the Marshall University School of Medicine.

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