Fellowship Program History

In 2014, the WVU Department of Family Medicine formed a new Family Medicine faculty development fellowship entitled “Patient-Centered Medical Home Fellowship.”  The fellowship position was filled in four of the last six years.  Two graduated fellows have taken faculty positions within the WVU Department of Family Medicine:  Dr. Shaylee Peckens and Dr. Melody Phillips.  Dr. Peckens is Assistant Professor, Medical Director of Quality & Medical Director of COPD/Asthma Clinic in our department and recently became the new Director for this Program.  Dr. Phillips is Assistant professor and is participating as faculty in the Culinary and Lifestyle Medicine Tracks.  Dr. Umama Sadia was the fellow in 2017-18 and joined a large FQHC medical practice in Louisville, Kentucky.  Dr. Callie Osborne completed her fellowship for the 2020-2021 academic year and will join a health-system-affiliated medical group in Charleston, SC.

In 2018, the WVU Graduate Medical Education Committee approved changing the current fellowship to the “Population Health Management in Primary Care Fellowship.”  The WVU Departments of Internal MedicinePediatrics and Family Medicine have collaborated to make this fellowship offering available to a graduate of accredited residency in any of the three primary care disciplines. The fellowship focus has been broadened to population health management, with an emphasis on primary care approaches (including patient-centered medical home) but also including health system approaches.  The fellowship now offers a two-year option to incorporate curriculum for a Master’s Degree in Public Health through collaboration with WVU School of Public Health or Master’s in Science with WVU Clinical Translational Sciences Institute

Prior Fellows and Current Positions:

 2020-21 Caroline Osborne, MD

 Joining health system-affiliated medical practice in Charleston, SC

Caroline (Callie) Osborne, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine

2017-18 Umama Sadia, MD, PCMH CCE

Lexington Medical Associates, Louisville, KY

2015-16 Melody Phillips MD, PCMH CCE, CCMS    

2014-15 Shaylee Peckens, MD, PCMH CCE

A photo of Shaylee Peckens.
Shaylee Peckens, MD
West Virginia University
Assistant Professor, Quality and Operations Medical Director, Family Medicine