Welcome to the West Virginia University Department of Family Medicine. The essence of Family Medicine involves the expert management of relationships, knowledge, skills and technology. We strive to "see the big picture" by serving as healthcare advocates and by promoting prevention and wellness. Our goal in our student programs is to provide students with an opportunity to enhance clinical and interpersonal skills in a supportive and stimulating learning environment.

The practice of family medicine is very broad in scope and although rewarding can sometimes be an academic challenge as patients are diverse and their healthcare issues can be very complex. We teach a logical and compassionate approach to caring for patients of all ages with these sometimes very diverse needs. We develop and continuously improve our program based on these needs.


 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 March 1, 2023.  Please contact Holly Maroon at  if you would like more information or an application.