November 7th 2017 - #17-45

SoM Community News and Happenings


ALL STUDENTS - 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 complete by Friday, November 10th.  Tuition bills will be posted to your account starting on November 21st and payment is due January 2nd, 2018.  Please contact Kim or Amy with questions.

POSTER COMPETITION WV Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Medical Student Poster Competition. One poster from each Medical School/Campus in the state will be accepted for presentation at the annual meeting at The Greenbrier in May. See attached for more information.

MEDIATION TRAINING Magistrate court mediation training offered by the College of Law this weekend. Free and open to the community. See attached for more information.


DECEMBER COMMENCEMENT: December, 15, 2017 @2pm
MS1 SNOWBALL: January 20th
CLASS OF 2018 Match Day:  March 16, 2018 - Lakeview
CLASS OF 2020 White Coat: March 17, 2018 – Metropolitan Theatre @10am
STUDENT AWARDS CONVOCATION: May 10, 2018 - Fukushima Auditorium @4pm
CLASS OF 2018 GRADUATION: May 11, 2018 @6pm– Creative Arts Center 

What’s Happening – Morgantown

This link contains the details of the Organization activities, listed here by date. 

JOURNAL CLUB Nov 7 @ 6pm
SGH & PHR Documentary – The New Bararianism – Nov 8 @5:30pm; 1905
PAIG Nov 9 @12pm; 1905
OB/GYN IG Nov 9 @12pm; TBA
AMWA/IM/OPTHO/SIG Nov 9 @12pm; G119B
CUL MED IG Nov 9 @5:30pm; Ag Sci Teaching Kitchen
SIG Nov 9 @5:30pm; G119
MEDSPANISH Nov 10 @12pm;
OMP Nov 13 @5pm; G119A
SIG Nov 14 @12pm; 2940A
GLOBAL HEALTH Nov 14 @12pm; 1107                             

MS4 Class of 2018

GRADUATION is Friday, May 11 at 6:00pm 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 3-4:30pm.

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

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 69% 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 3-5pm 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 6:00pm 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, 12:00-1:00pm. 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.

EPMS – Wed., Nov. 8th, at Holiday Inn-Martinsburg.  Registration/Meet & Greet: 5:30pm; Lecture: 6pm.  Dinner provided.  Topic: “The Shoulder from Inside Out” presented by Dwight Kemp, DO, FAOAO, from Center for Orthopedic Excellence.  RSVP to Carol Joseph, 304-671-3837.

Surgical M & M – Fri., Nov. 10th, 7:30-8:30am, in BMC 8th Floor Classroom.  Topic: “Post-Op Bleeding” presented by MS3 John Mason, MS3 Michael Niemann, Dr. Jessica Johnson and Dr. James Carrier.

COMMUNITY SERVICE – Keep the Faith 5K Trail Color Run/Walk, Sat., Nov. 11th, beginning at Poor House Farm Park, Martinsburg, WV.  Registration: 10am; Start time: 11am.  Run your socks off for the homeless – bring a pair of warm socks to donate.  Proceeds from registration fees will benefit Good Samaritan Free Clinic and Faith Community Coalition for the Homeless.  To register use this form. To volunteer: Contact Cosby Potter-Davis.

NURSING GRAND ROUNDS – Mon., Nov. 13th, 5:30pm, in BMC 8th Floor Classroom.  Topic: “Mommy, My Head Hurts: Pediatric Neurologic Emergencies” presented by Craig LaRusso, MA, BSN, RN, C-NPT – Pediatric Critical Care Transport Nurse from Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.  Dinner provided.  Please RSVP to Betsy Gambino ( for appropriate food accommodations.

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, 7:30am, in BMC 8th Floor Classroom.  Topic: “Chest Pain” presented by Cathy Funk, MD, FACP.

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

EVIDENCE BASED MEDICINE REVIEW – Wed., Nov. 22nd, 12pm, in BMC 8th Floor Classroom.

MS4 Class of 2018
REGISTRATION – Please complete your registration for the Spring 2018 semester by Friday, Nov. 10th. If you need assistance or have questions, contact Jane Horst.

MATCH DAY. Class of 2018 Match Day – Mar. 16th, 2018, at Purple Iris.  Mark your calendars.  Additional details TBA.

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

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.

OR Lockers – 9 additional lockers are being installed in both the men’s and women’s OR locker rooms to provide additional storage space for staff and students.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES – Fall CHOICES program sponsored by Shepherd University is looking for medical student volunteers for several events.  Grant-funded, interdisciplinary educational program to assist community members who have diabetic/metabolic health issues with making proper food choices. Mon., Nov. 13th, 4-7pm: Dining with Diabetes at Shepherd University Dining Hall (help with food prep and education to patients) Additional events TBA.  Please contact the project coordinator, Cara Burker, MSN, RN, at 304-876-5789 or to volunteer.  

Jefferson Medical Center- Attending Physicians:

Nov. 6-12: Dr. Baltierra
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