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Internal Medicine Residency Program

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Sarah Sofka, M.D.

Thank you for your interest in the Internal Medicine Residency Program at WVU School of Medicine in Morgantown, WV! Our primary goal is to provide a nurturing environment and the necessary tools for you to become a competent and compassionate clinician.

Our moderate sized program allows our residents to take an active role in how the residency program functions. Residents have a strong voice in all decisions regarding changes in rotation structure and curriculum. Our curriculum is made up of a variety of educational activities including bedside teaching, interactive resident conferences, didactic lectures, web-based modules, POCUS, and simulation in our state-of-the-art simulation lab. Our research curriculum pairs residents with a faculty mentor to work on scholarly projects in whatever area of interest you may have.

The primary teaching site is West Virginia University Hospital, a 690 bed facility. WVUH is the main quaternary referral center for West Virginia, western Maryland, and southwestern Pennsylvania. Residents are exposed to a multitude of common and rare diseases, providing a dynamic training environment.

We offer fellowship training programs in Cardiology (including interventional, imaging, and structural), Hematology/Oncology, Gastroenterology, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Nephrology, Infectious Diseases, Endocrinology, Rheumatology, Palliative Medicine/Hospice, and Sleep Medicine.

We have developed a robust Global Health Track. Our current international locations are Guatemala, Ghana, India, and Nepal. We also offer a research track through the WV Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Trainees are able to obtain a Master’s Degree in Clinical and Translational Science during their residency. Primary Care, Hospitalist, Rural, Medical Education, and Patient Safety/Quality Tracks are also options!

Most importantly, our program thrives because of our talented and caring faculty. The attending physicians are approachable and skilled at clinical teaching. You will also find the learning environment to be encouraging and positive. We have monthly social events to promote social support both from fellow residents as well as faculty. Our residents consistently cite the relationships between residents and faculty as being a key strength of the program.

We again appreciate your interest in the program and welcome the opportunity to meet with you during the interview season.

Thanks for visiting our website!

Sarah Sofka, M.D., FACP
Program Director, Internal Medicine
Associate Professor
West Virginia University