The focus of this club is to practice the French language in a clinical context and to increase awareness about French speaking communities both in the United States and globally. The goal is to provide a structured and collaborative environment for any student enrolled in any health professional school to enhance their medical French competency. There is no need to be fluent to join! We will provide language tips and medical French vocabulary.

There will be several events held over the year including:
• Monthly French conversation group
• Volunteer opportunities to support francophone communities
• Various cultural events
• Opportunities to meet faculty and community members who work in francophone settings


For additional information contact:  wvucfc@gmail.com


Abigail Tisler
Caitlin Montgomery
Vice President
Rachel Alderman
Peregrine Painter
Dr. Allison Lastinger
Facult Advisor
Twisha Shah
Medical School Class Representative


1. The Clinical French Club is a non-profit, volunteer-run student organization at the West Virginia University School of Medicine. Any student enrolled in any of the health care professional schools including dentistry, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, and medicine at West Virginia University are eligible for enrollment. All health care professionals currently employed by West Virginia University are also eligible to participate.
2. The Clinical French Club will be governed by a selected body of professional students. Officers will be decided based on interest and recommendation by the faculty advisor. A president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, and professional school representative will be nominated by the students and faculty advisor.
3. While the Clinical French Club is run by students, they will work closely with a faculty advisor involved in International Health.
4. The class will be taught by a person who is fluent in the French language and preferably by one who has experience in the health care field.