Dean's Corner

Clay Marsh sharing a moment with President Gorden Gee in the Pylon Common Area at the Health Sciences Center.


At the West Virginia University School of Medicine, we educate health professionals, provide thousands of people with medical care, and conduct lifesaving research. Our students work side-by-side with doctors, scientists and health professionals in the University's modern hospitals, clinics and laboratories.

As one medical school with three campuses, our students also have a chance to learn from professionals that practice at medical offices, clinics and hospitals across the state. WVU maintains medical school campuses in Morgantown, Charleston and Martinsburg, as well as relationships with hospitals and physicians in rural areas throughout the state. Most WVU medical students undergo part of their training at off-campus sites, where they learn the demands of rural healthcare first-hand.

The School of Medicine's health professions programs allow students to explore careers in physical therapy, occupational therapy, exercise physiology, immunology and medical microbiology, medical laboratory science, health informatics and information management, and as a pathologists' assistant. Our health professions students participate in research, clinical rotations and advanced studies that prepare them for professional careers or offer an excellent preparatory pathway to many advanced degrees such as medicine, dentistry, chiropractic medicine or even optometry. 

Our campuses in Morgantown, Charleston and Martinsburg offer communities that are vibrant, connected and committed to providing a top-notch medical education to all of our students. Take a tour of our site, and let us know if you have questions. Welcome to WVU!

Clay Marsh, M.D.

Chancellor and Executive Dean
WVU Health Sciences