60 research labs in our facility
13th nationally in training rural-medicine doctors
10,000 The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that hospitals need nearly 10,000 new medical laboratory scientists each year
4,700 WVU School of Medicine alumni practicing or living around the world
93% of our early match slots have been filled
Diverse WVU students come from all 50 states, 108 countries and speak 100 different languages
82% of full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their field
$87 million in scholarships was awarded to WVU students during the 2016-17 academic year
5,000+ applicants for 110 positions at the School of Medicine

Professional Programs

1000+ Physical Therapy graduates in 43 years
100% Occupational Therapy boasts an impressive 100% employment rate after certification
100% Physical Therapy boasts an impressive 100% employment rate
13% Overall medical employment of lab technicians is projected to grow 13% from 2016-2016 (US BLS)
100% Placement rate, including admission to MD, MD/PhD and PhD programs, as well as employment in academic research
First in WV The Health Informatics and Information Management program is the first and only bachelor of science degree of its kind in West Virginia
6–1 Faculty-student ratio for the immunology and medical microbiology program

Exercise Physiology

Aquatic Therapy Exercise Physiology has the only Aquatic Therapy Program in the U.S.

M.D. Program

4 specialty tracks for medical students in global health, rural health, culinary and lifestyle medicine and accelerated curriculum (MATTER)
Accelerated curriculum MD students can finish school in 3.5 years through the MATTER program
Longest-standing WVU has been the premiere institution for medical education since 1903, with the first MD recipients in 1962
20+ WVU medical students consistently match in more than 20 residency specialties in more than 20 states every year
100 hours of community service are completed by each medical student before graduation


R1 WVU is one of only 115 institutions to receive an R1 research status out of 4,500+ schools in the US
2,030 students have participated in undergraduate research at WVU

Graduate Program

100 pre-doctoral students across 7 Ph.D. programs
23 states are represented by students in our graduate programs
7 doctoral programs in biomedical, clinical and translational sciences
3 Training Programs with 2 funded by the NIH T32 training mechanism
100% of our graduate students finish with at least one first author publication
300,000 hours are spent doing laboratory research each year by School of Medicine graduate students

Residencies & Fellowships

Most accredited WVU has the largest number of accredited residency programs in West Virginia.
Most training programs WVU is the only institution in West Virginia training in radiation oncology, ENT, anesthesiology, radiology, ophthalmology, plastic surgery and dermatology.
425+ residents and fellows employed by WVU Medicine