October 31st 2017 - #17-44

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.

FESTIVAL OF IDEAS Author of the bestselling “Blue Zones” books will speak at WVU on Nov 2 @ 7:30 in Mountainlair Ballroom to share his perspective, based on years of study in diverse regions across the globe where most people live long and healthy lives.  The event will be webcast and will be followed by a book-signing session.

WVU SOM Wellness Survey - Each class is invited to complete the WVU SOM Wellness Survey through E*Value. The survey will give everyone an opportunity to highlight our best wellness events to date and discuss opportunity for new and exciting programs that fit the needs of the students. While it is not a requirement to complete, we encourage all students to submit the survey it as it will provide data in ongoing research with student wellness. Please take a moment to share your thoughts on our program!

Interested in an interdisciplinary geriatrics club for the health sciences?   Please contact Courtney Burgazali who is bringing together a group of student leaders from the various professions (pharmacy, medicine, nursing, dentistry, dental hygiene, OT, PT, social work, speech pathology & audiology, and music therapy).  Her hope is to develop an interest group that targets elderly care.  There will be opportunities for leadership positions, such as leadership position as vice-president, secretary, treasurer, or SIG head.



DECEMBER COMMENCEMENT: December, 15, 2017 @2pm
CLASS OF 2018 Match Day:  March 16, 2018 - Lakeview 
CLASS OF 2020 White Coat: March 17, 2018 – Metropolitan Theatre
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. 

MEDSPANISH Practice Session Nov 6 @12pm
CATALYST Training Session Nov 6 @ 6pm; 1905
CULINARY IG Nov 7 @ 12pm; 1909
RIG Nov 7 @12pm; 1901
JOURNAL CLUB Nov 7 @ 6pm                               

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.

RESIDENCY INTERVIEWS If you have less than 8 interviews scheduled, please see one of your campus deans.

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.

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.   

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 CHARLESTON STUDENTS. Dinner Meeting for Charleston Campus MSI and MSII students: Mon., Nov. 6, Room 1909 HSC Building, 5:00-7:00pm.  An opportunity to meet your campus classmates, the Charleston Student Services Deans and staff, and some of our current students on rotation in Charleston. 

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.

FUTURE CHARLESTON STUDENTS. Dinner Meeting for Charleston Campus MSI and MSII students: Mon., Nov. 6, Room 1909 HSC Building, 5:00-7:00pm.  An opportunity to meet your campus classmates, the Charleston Student Services Deans and staff, and some of our current students on rotation in Charleston. 

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

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.

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.

Surgical M & M – Fri., Nov. 10th, 7:30-8:30am, in BMC 8th Floor Classroom.  Topic: “Post-Op Bleeding”

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,

MEDICAL M & M – Thur., Nov. 16th, 7:30am, in BMC 8th Floor Classroom.  Topic TBA.

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

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 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. Thur., Nov. 2nd, 4-7pm: Holiday Meal Planning and Tasting Workshop 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. 30-Nov. 5: Dr. Feaga
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