October 17th 2017 - #17-42

SoM Community News and Happenings


TAILGATE PHOTOS Check out the photos from last Saturday’s tailgate!

FALL FAFSA FRENZY Financial Aid and Student Services are hosting a FAFSA completion workshop on Wednesday, Oct 25 from 1-3 pm in 2940A. File your FAFSA with help from the experts! Contact Amy with any questions.

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.

HSC TOWN HALL to focus on children’s health with guest speaker, J. Philip Saul M.D., executive vice president of WVU Medicine Children’s. He will be hosted by WVU Vice President and Executive Dean for Health Sciences, Clay Marsh, M.D. The session is available online for those who cannot attend.

NEW HSC STUDENT ACTIVITY CENTER. As a result of students’ feedback, the Health Science Center will be installing some a ping pong/pool table/foosball table/checkers/chess and backgammon table and additional vending machines in the lounge near the bookstore within the next 2-4 weeks.  Please remember that we share this and others resources (e.g., study carrels in the blue and gold room) with other learners in the health sciences. There is a tote located in the Student Lounge with extra ping pong paddles, chess set, checkers and backgammon that can be checked out just please remember to sign them out and return them.   Enjoy!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY WVU Medicine is hosting an open house at the new outpatient facility in Fairmont, WV. Medical Students are encouraged to volunteer in helping teach hand hygiene to children, “wound care” to teddy bear “patients”, explaining why shots are important or doing basic exam skills. Contact Heather Hanks and learn more about the open house.



DECEMBER COMMENCEMENT: December, 15, 2017 @2pm
CLASS OF 2018 Match Day:  March 16, 2018. 
CLASS OF 2020 White Coat: March 17, 2018
CLASS OF 2018 GRADUATION WEEKEND: May 11-13, 2018. 

What’s Happening – Morgantown

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

OMP Oct 18, 12pm; G119B
OB/GYN IG Oct 19 12pm; Fukushima Auditorium
PATH IG Oct 19 12pm; HSC 2165
CULINARY MED IG Oct 19 5:30pm; Ag Sci Teaching Kitchen
PSYCH IG Oct 20 12pm; 1106
PROJECT REACH  Oct 21 7am; Bruceton Mills Foodbank
ACS Breast Cancer Walk Oct 21 10am
LGBTQ WEEK Begins Oct 23
                -Gender Confirmation Surgery 7-8am, Okey Patteson
                -LGBTQ History 12-1pm; 1905
                -Safe Zone Training 3-5pm;

MS4 Class of 2018

GRADUATION WEEKEND will be May 11-13. Details to come    

MS3 Class of 2019

MANDATORY ATTENDANCE:  Getting to Residency (GTR) 0.5, Friday, October 20, after exams; all campuses - the beginning of your focused drive toward residency.   

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 55% of the class! If you get 100% completion your class will get an extra $500 for Wellness Activities.  Look for another reminder email from the AAMC soon.

VOLUNTEER IN THE GROSS ANATOMY LAB. The structure of the lab will be based on stations highlighting the anatomy of the head, neck, and torso. You will earn community service hours for your time, and Dr. Klinkhachorn can advise you as to the amount of time you can count for this lab experience. The current proposed date for this lab is MONDAY, November 6th from 1:00pm-2:00pm (give or take a half n hour on either end).  If you are interested in helping, please email Dr. Kimberly Meigh at kmmeigh@mail.wvu.edu. 

FUTURE EASTERN STUDENTS. Dinner Meeting for Eastern Campus MSI and MSII students: Mon., Oct. 30th, Room G119A, 4:00-7:00pm.  An opportunity to meet your campus classmates, the Eastern Student Services Deans, and some of our current students on rotation in Martinsburg. 

FUTURE CHARLESTON STUDENTS. Save the Date: November 6. An opportunity to meet the Charleston Deans and Student Services staff and learn more about the Charleston campus.

MS1 Class of 2021

FUTURE EASTERN STUDENTS. Dinner Meeting for Eastern Campus MSI and MSII students: Oct. 30th, Room G119A, 4:00-7:00pm.  An opportunity to meet your campus classmates, the Eastern Student Services Deans, and some of our current students on rotation in Martinsburg. 

FUTURE CHARLESTON STUDENTS. Save the Date: November 6. An opportunity to meet the Charleston Deans and Student Services staff and learn more about the Charleston campus. 

What’s Happening – Charleston

HARM REDUCTION CLINIC:  Wednesdays, 10-3:30.  Kanawha Charleston Health Dept.  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1POrU5dCdrwCu7AqtV82EBUSqh3P2u0DTEOvVC5CdEdQ/edit#gid=0

MS4 Class of 2018

GTR3:  RSVP as below for your chosen date/campus, your desired residency, and include your CV/personal statement. 

Charleston Campus:  Tues., Oct. 17th 11:00am-3:00pm.  Register by Sept. 22nd to Charissa 

GRADUATION WEEKEND will be May 11-13. Details to come

MS3 Class of 2019

SHELF EXAMS Friday, October 20, 2017. The Shelf Exam will be in the Library Computer Lab (First Floor WVU Building). You will have Desktop Computers, NO NEED FOR MAC BOOKS!!! Please arrive by 8:00am so we can check you in by 8:15am and begin at 8:30am.

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.  Next meeting: Oct. 12th.  Contact Dr. Paul Kradel, 304-267-2520, if interested.

COMMUNITY MINI-MED SCHOOL – Tues., Oct. 17th, in Eastern HSC Auditorium.  Lectures: 6:30pm, “Eastern Pylons History of Birth of Public Health” presented by Rosemarie Lorenzetti, MD, Family Medicine Professor; 7:00pm, “Advances in Surgical Spine Care” presented by John R. Caruso, MD, Director of Neurological Surgery and Assistant Professor.

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,

HALLOWEEN BOWLING/BILLIARDS Student Wellness Event – Fri., Oct. 27th, 6-8pm, at Shepherd University’s Student Center GameZone.  Dinner provided.  Come in costume for extra fun!

MS4 Class of 2018

GTR PART 3. Getting to Residency Part 3-The Interview! – Interviews held by appointment. Please contact Michelle Alder (alderm@wvumedicine.org) to schedule.

RESIDENCY INTERVIEWS – If you have less than 8 interviews scheduled at this time, please contact Dr. Cannarella to discuss a plan for increasing your number of interview options.

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

GRADUATION. Class of 2018 Graduation Weekend – May 11-13, 2018.  Mark your calendars.  Additional details TBA.

MS3 Class of 2019        

MARK YOUR CALENDARS – Getting to Residency (GTR) 0.5, Friday, Oct. 20th, after Morgantown exams.  Specific time TBA.  All campuses – the beginning of your focused drive toward residency.  ATTENDANCE REQUIRED.

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. Tues., Oct. 10th, 4:00pm-7:00pm: Dining with Diabetes at Shepherd University Dining Hall (help with food prep and education to patients) Thur., Oct. 26th, times TBA: Diabetes Awareness Day, Health Fair at SVMS. 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 CBURKER@shepherd.edu to volunteer.  

Jefferson Medical Center- Attending Physicians:

Oct. 16-22: Dr. McLaughlin
Oct. 23-29: Dr. Zavala
Oct. 30-31: Dr. Feaga 

MSI and MSII Class of 2020 and 2021-

Dinner Meeting for Future Eastern Campus Students: Mon., Oct. 30th, Room G119A, 4:00-7:00pm.  Discussion of the longitudinal curriculum, housing information for MSII students, and a chance to discuss questions with Eastern Student Services Deans and some current and graduated Eastern students.