Program Description

Family Medicine Residency Programs strive to create an educational experience that prepare residents to be competent family physicians capable of providing comprehensive and coordinated care to a broad range of patients and families.  At West Virginia University School of Medicine (WVUSOM), we strive to take this experience a step further. 

It is our mission to have the most efficiently managed, successful, and respected residency in our region for the benefit of our rural population.  We begin to accomplish this through our educational, scholarship, and clinical opportunities.  Our department works closely with the MD degree curriculum at the WVUSOM and has a presence in each year of the curriculum.  The Department of Family Medicine has many educational leaders within the health sciences center including the directors of the Physical Diagnosis and Clinical Integration Courses, the Assistant Dean for Technology and Simulation, and the Family Medicine Predoctoral Director.  The department also works closely with the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), and through efforts of our department chair, the CTSI supported the development of a Practice-Based Research Network for the state of WV.  Moreover, the first CTSI sponsored fellow for a Masters in Clinical Research is a faculty physician in the department and assists a full-time PhD researcher to provide support for resident research.  Our clinical experience spreads over various settings including three primary care sites, Sundale Nursing Home, Morgantown Hospice/Amedysis, Ruby Memorial Hospital, and many community practices throughout WV. 

These qualities allow us to provide a unique and comprehensive training experience.