The Eastern Campus at the West Virginia University School of Medicine provides a community-centered approach to medical education with a strong focus on rural health for students, residents and fellows. The campus serves the nine-county Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, which includes Jefferson, Berkeley, Morgan, Hampshire, Mineral, Hardy, Grant, Pendleton and Tucker counties.
The Eastern Campus is home to a full spectrum of programs, from undergraduate medical education to graduate medical education.
Each academic year, approximately 15 third- and fourth-year WVU medical students can choose to continue their studies with direct clinical experience on the Eastern Campus. The Eastern Campus offers an immersive longitudinal curriculum for medical students with many one-on-one student-to-faculty educational opportunities across all disciplines.
Rural Family Medicine Residency
The Rural Family Medicine Residency Program offers residents full-spectrum family medicine training in a rural setting. The four-year residency program accepts six residents per year, and the main practice site is located at Harpers Ferry Family Medicine, where faculty and residents see more than 30,000 patient visits per year. Residents complete their inpatient rotation at Jefferson Medical Center, a 25-bed critical access hospital in Ranson, where they care for obstetric, newborn, pediatric, general medical, telemetry and critical care patients. Additional training occurs at Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg, as well as inpatient pediatrics rotations at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
Maternal Child Health Fellowship
The Maternal Child Health Fellowship Program offered at the WVU School of Medicine Eastern Campus is a non-accredited, non-traditional ACGME fellowship program that prepares family medicine physicians in advanced obstetrical and newborn care in a rural setting. The one-year fellowship program accepts two residents per year and aims to train family-medicine providers to deliver family-centered maternity and newborn care with the goal of meeting the needs of rural areas. The main practice site for the Maternal Health Fellowship Program is Harpers Ferry Family Medicine.