Training Sites

photo of J.W. Ruby MemorialWVU Medicine Ruby Memorial Hospital

Morgantown, West Virginia 

WVU Medicine -Ruby Memorial Hospital is the flagship, academic hospital of the WVU Medicine system that provides tertiary care to the people of West Virginia. It is the primary training site for the WVU Emergency Medicine residency program.

  • Level 1 trauma center
  • Comprehensive stroke center
  • Fully integrated Children’s Hospital with all major subspecialties, with a new free-leaning WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital
    • WVU Children’s has a 12-bed pediatric emergency department staffed by the Department of Emergency Medicine with both board certified, fellowship trained pediatric emergency medicine subspecialists as well as board certified emergency physician faculty from the Department providing high quality, evidence based care for the acutely ill and injured children of West Virginia, Western Maryland, and Southwestern Pennsylvania
  • Approximately 410 residents participating in 50 residency and fellowship programs
  • 45 bed emergency department with dedicated psychiatric and vertical care patient areas
  • Approximately 54,000 ED visits
  • High volume of complex, critically ill patients. 30% admission rate, 5% ICU admission rate
  • 690 inpatient beds
  • State of the art ultrasound training experiences, with multiple EM ultrasound trained faculty, US fellows, a dedicated sonographer, and 10 ED ultrasound machines with images uploaded directly to the medical record.
  • Epic EMR that transcends our primary academic site, secondary community site, as well as numerous rural training opportunities

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WVU Medicine United Hospital Center

Bridgeport, West Virginia

WVU Medicine—UHC is the community emergency medicine training site for the WVU Emergency Medicine residency program, located approximately 30 miles south of Morgantown.  This state of the art hospital, built in 2010, offers our residents an efficient, high volume community EM experience, while working alongside faculty employed by the WVU Department of Emergency Medicine.  Residents spend a total of five months at UHC during their three years at WVU, with additional elective opportunities available.

  • 33 bed Emergency Department
  • 325 bed hospital with multiple subspecialties available
  • 24/7 cardiac catheterization lab
  • Approximately 58,000 ED visits
  • Modern design, optimized for patient flow and efficiency
  • Faculty enthusiastic about teaching residents
  • EM residents are the primary trainees at the site
  • Unopposed procedural experiences
  • Travel and meal reimbursement by department

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Rural Emergency Medicine Institute (REMI)

In addition to the rural experience at St. Joseph’s Hospital, EM residents have the opportunity to participate in our REMI experience. REMI is an institute of training and clinical practice within the WVU Department of Emergency Medicine, encompassing multiple rural training sites, along with opportunities for scholarship. Residents may participate in the REMI experience during their selective EM month (PGY-2) or either/both of their elective experiences (PGY-2/3) to gain more experience in this niche of EM care.

  • opportunity to work 1:1 with board certified EM faculty in a variety of settings
  • experience managing of patients in resource limited, austere environments
  • learn the nuances of taking care of common chief complaints in different clinical environment, promoting well rounded practice patterns
  • learning the operational management system and structure of a variety of hospital systems
  • promote facile communications and interactions with interdisciplinary teams in a variety of settings
  • opportunity to focus on rural scholarship participation, if of interest