November 14th 2017 - #17-46

SoM Community News and Happenings


HAPPY THANKSGIVING WEEK, Students. We are thankful for each of you!

HOLIDAY CLOSURE The Student Services Office will be closed Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th for the holiday.

DON’T FORGET YOUR FLU SHOT!! - FLU SHOT REQUIREMENT:  All MD students are required to post confirmation current flu vaccine to CastleBranch no later than December 1, 2017.  You can receive this vaccine at any health clinic or pharmacy.  Save your confirmation of immunization, e.g. receipt, doctor's note, etc.  Castle Branch will notify you when the report opens to receive this document.

SPRING REGISTRATION - you have received emails regarding instructions for registering for the spring 2017 semester courses. Please contact Kim or Amy with questions.

STUDENT SERVICES OFFICE HOURS. Morgantown Student Services Office will now be open from 7:30 am – 5:00 pm.


DECEMBER COMMENCEMENT: December, 15, 2017 @ 2 pm

MS1 SNOWBALL: January 20th

CLASS OF 2018 Match Day:  March 16, 2018 - Lakeview 

CLASS OF 2020 White Coat: March 17, 2018 – Metropolitan Theatre @ 10 am

STUDENT AWARDS CONVOCATION: May 10, 2018 - Fukushima Auditorium @ 4 pm

CLASS OF 2018 GRADUATION: May 11, 2018 @ 6 pm– Creative Arts Center


What’s Happening – Morgantown
This link contains the details of the Organization activities, listed here by date. 



MS4 Class of 2018

GRADUATION is Friday, May 11 at 6:00 pm in the Creative Arts Center. More details of the weekend will be released soon.

GTR 4 Mark your calendars, GTR 4 – SOAP/Match Data will be held on two occasions: Friday, January 5th from 3-4:30 in G119 and on Friday, January 19th from 3-4:30 pm.

VOLUNTARY RESEARCH SURVEY - Would you participate in a voluntary research survey by dental students to earn 30 minutes of community service?  The survey targets Oral Health and Rural Health at WVU.  Your participation will be confidential and data will be reported in aggregate. Just make sure to hit submit at the end of the survey.   

MS3 Class of 2019

GHHS NOMINATIONS It’s time to collect peer recommendations and nominations for the Gold Humanism Honor Society for the Class of 2019! The short, 6 (six) question survey will allow you to select up to 3 (three) classmates that you believe best answer those questions. The survey will remain open until 5pm on December 22, 2017.

RURAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM 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 January 15, 2018.  Please contact Holly Maroon if you would like information on how to apply.

MS2 Class of 2020
Y2Q has been completed by 82% of the class! Remember 100% completion = $500 for Wellness Activities! Look for another reminder email from the AAMC soon.

P&CD 2.5 Mark your calendars! Professional and Career Development 2.5 will be held Thursday, January 11 from 2-5 pm in 1905 HSC.

MS1 Class of 2021

P&CD 1.5. Mark your Calendars for P&CD 1.5 to be held Monday, January 8thfrom 5-6pm in 1909.We will discuss summer options and summer registration.

What’s Happening – Charleston

HARM REDUCTION CLINIC:  Wednesdays, 10-3:30.  Kanawha Charleston Health Dept.

MS4 Class of 2018

GRADUATION is Friday, May 11 at 6:00 pm in the Creative Arts Center. More details of the weekend will be released soon.

MS3 Class of 2019

GTR 0.5 After Shelf Exam GTR 0.5 will take place at noon in ROOM 2000-WVU Building.

What’s Happening – Eastern


TUMOR BOARD - Every Thursday, 8th Floor Classroom, 12:00-1:00 pm. Different speakers and topics. Lunch provided.

PEDS Grand Rounds is broadcast from Morgantown every Wednesday 8-9 am. The first Wednesday is at the board room on the 8th floor of BMC. Remaining sessions held at the ED conference room in ED of BMC. If you are on a Pediatrics Week, please plan to attend.

VOLUNTEER SPEAKING OPPORTUNITY – Prostate Cancer Support Group is looking for students to speak on various prostate cancer topics for 15-20 minutes, with a potential Q&A session. Meetings held 6:30-8:30pm on second Thursday of each month, 2nd floor of Dorothy McCormack Building. Contact Dr. Paul Kradel, 304-267-2520, if interested.

COMMUNITY MINI-MED SCHOOL – Tues., Nov. 14th, in Eastern HSC Auditorium. Lectures: 6:30pm, “Eastern Pylons History of Pharmacy Mortar and Pestle” presented by Jonathan Kline, PharmD; 7:00pm, “Pediatric Obesity-Prevention and Treatment” presented by Sarah Moerschel, MD.

MEDICAL M & M – Thur., Nov. 16th, 7:30 am, in BMC 8th Floor Classroom. Topic: “Chest Pain” presented by Cathy Funk, MD, FACP.

GRAND ROUNDS – Mon., Nov. 20th, 12 pm, in BMC 8th Floor Classroom. Topic: “Metabolic Syndrome”.

EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE REVIEW – Wed., Nov. 22nd, 12 pm, in BMC 8th Floor Classroom. Topic: “Hot and bothered…a look at fever and how to handle it”.

OB JOURNAL CLUB – Mon., Nov. 27th, 7:30am, location TBA.

OB M & M CONFERENCE – Thur., Nov. 30th, 5:30-8 pm, in Eastern HSC Mountaineer Room. Topic TBA.

MS4 Class of 2018

REGISTRATION – You should have completed your registration for the spring 2018 semester by Nov. 10th. If you have questions, contact Jane Horst (

CLASS of 2018 MATCH DAY Mar. 16th, 2018, at Purple Iris. Mark your calendars. Additional details TBA.

CLASS of 2018 GRADUATION WEEKEND – May 11-13, 2018. Mark your calendars. Additional details TBA.

MS3 Class of 2019

NAU MODULE: Dr. Johnson and Dr. Kletter strongly encourage you to review the Surgery clerkship on SOLE for directions/samples for writing admissions orders and brief op notes. Remember that you need 3 graded H&P’s by the end of the semester.

BOTH MODULES: Be sure you are logging your cases/procedures in E-value. All case logs MUST be complete prior to final exams, as required by the curriculum. If you have questions, contact Jane Horst or Michelle Alder at 304-596-6312.

FRIDAY EDUCATION – Schedule is posted in SOLE for the fall semester. This is a tentative schedule, subject to change based on speaker availability. You will be notified via email of changes in schedule.

NBME Exam Schedule:

Thur., Dec. 7th, 8:30am-12pm – IM/PEDs

Tue., Dec. 12th, 8:30am-12pm – Surg/FM

Fri., Dec. 15th, 8:30am-12pm – Psych/OB-Gyn

*End-of-Semester Lunch w/Deans and Clerkship Directors in Mountaineer Room on Dec. 15th after exams.*

Jefferson Medical Center- Attending Physicians:

Nov. 13-19: Dr. Cherry

Nov. 20-22: Dr. Cucuzzella

Nov. 23: Dr. Cucuzzella/Dr. DeVine

Nov. 24: Dr. DeVine/Dr. Cucuzzella

Nov. 25-26: Dr. Cucuzzella

Nov. 27-30: Dr. Humerick