|Paid Vacation||3 weeks paid vacation|
|Sick Leave||Residents accrue 15 days of sick leave annually.|
|Meals||On - call meals are provided by the hospital|
|Book Fund||PGY I: $500.00 annually
PGY II - PGY V: $1,000 annually
PGY I: $52,000
Plus a $2,000 Signing Bonus for Categorical Positions NRMP Matched
Dr. James Becker presents about Quality Improvement Projects at the monthly SWAG meeting
Rural Research Grants
The Department of Family and Community Health continues its involvement in Marshall Medical Outreach, a free mobile health clinic that provides medical care for the homeless and those at risk of homelessness in Huntington. Under the supervision of Dr. Charles Clements, Marshall Medical Outreach provides primary care to its patients, and, within the last year, has expanded its services to meet the needs of those it serves. As a medical student-led service, Marshall Medical Outreach gives medical students an opportunity to become involved in medical community service.
The mission of Marshall Medical Outreach is to provide continuity of care to those in need, and medical students and physicians volunteer their clinical resources to provide comprehensive care to these people.
Marshall Medical Outreach operates one Saturday each month at Trinity Episcopal Church, and in its four years of operation, it has received funding from grants, community businesses and organizations, and private donations. Over 1,400 persons have been treated during this outreach over the past four years.
The Department of Family and Community Health has been a charter partner in the development of Ebenezer Medical Outreach (EMO) since its inception in the late 1980s. At that time the department collaborated with the Ebenezer Methodist Church to provide health care to uninsured patients of our community and has been a significant force in leading the initiative through extraordinary growth to the multi-service community institution it has become. This last year saw significant changes for EMO as the Affordable Care Act continued to provide insurance coverage to many of the patients it has been serving for over 25 years. Additionally, after much effort, the Douglas Center (which houses the EMO clinic, pharmacy, and dental suite) was purchased from Ebenezer by Marshall University. In the face of significant funding decreases by the state of West Virginia, the department has been working diligently to keep the mission of EMO active in our community by leading the transitions needed to continue providing health care services to the uninsured of the region. We have supported the effort to procure additional funding from WV DHHR that will assist in keeping EMO financially viable for the upcoming year. Dr. Petrany remains medical director of the EMO clinic and vice-president of the board of directors. He and Dr. Nair continue to provide regular supervision of resident care at the center at no cost to EMO. Approximately 2,500 patients were seen during the 2014-15 year at the Ebenezer Clinic which coordinates all aspects of their care.
This year we further expanded our community outreach activities by partnering with the Huntington Recovery Point, an addiction recovery center housing 100 clients. The Department of Family and Community Health now provides comprehensive primary medical care to the clients that participate in their program. We have started a clinic on-site where the residents of the Recovery Point can be seen by one of our family physicians for acute and chronic medical problems during their stay. Twice monthly, we provide a physician, a nurse, and an assistant, and also bring some equipment, while utilizing available space at the facility. Additionally, our activities there allow the center to obtain discount drug testing for all of their clients, resulting in a substantial cost savings that can be reinvested into the recovery effort. We acquire 25 new patients per month during the 2 half days of service. This work has been cited by the Huntington City Mayor as an outstanding contribution to our community that allows those in recovery to have their medical issues addressed while they seek addiction recovery. Given our community’s problem with substance abuse and addiction that has garnered much needed attention recently, every small effort can become an important piece of the overall solution to what sometimes feels like an overwhelming problem for our region.
The Department of Family and Community Health is involved with Girls on the Run. Girls on the Run is an international organization dedicated to teaching teams of girls grades 3-5 life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and physical activity. The lessons include topics related to understanding self, relationships and the community. Each lesson includes an active game designed to emphasize the day’s topic (i.e. choosing healthy fuel, avoiding bullying, gossip, etc.) while simultaneously preparing the girls to complete a celebration 5K at the end of the season. The girls also design and complete a community service project as part of the curriculum. As soon as the program became available to Cabell County, Marshall Family Medicine’s Dr. Erika Harris brought the program to Nichols Elementary where she has served as head coach for the past year.
Girls on the Run strives to recognize power and responsibility to be intentional in decision making; embrace differences and find strength in connectedness; express joy, optimism and gratitude through words, thoughts and actions; nurture physical, emotional and spiritual health; lead with an open hear and assume positive intent; and stand up for themselves and others.
Marshall Family Medicine Faculty and Residents help provide medical coverage for the Bechtel Summit Boy Scout High Adventure Center in Summersville, West Virginia. They provided medical coverage for over 1,000 scouts, exchange students and other participants for one to two weeks each summer. This allows the Center to provide high quality medical support in a high risk environment.
The Department of Family and Community Health has provided uncompensated support to Marshall Athletics for many years. The 2014-2015 academic year was no exception. Our faculty and resident physicians have provided hundreds of hours of sports medicine coverage to the university and the local community and the state during the last year. We provided coverage for several Marshall Varsity teams:
In addition, our faculty and residents provided medical support to local high school football programs. Team physicians include:
Our faculty and resident physicians have also supported many local and regional sporting events during the 2014-15 year:
With many faculty, residents, and students interested in sports medicine, the Residency Program voluntarily provides sideline coverage for local high schools and for Marshall University Athletics. Sports and events covered include football, basketball, soccer, wrestling, cross country, track and field, baseball, softball, and mass-participation events.
Dr. Clements made his sixth trip to Honduras with the Global Medical Brigade in the 2014-15 academic year. Dr. Clements acts as a faculty supervisor of medical students during this one week excursion to assist the third world community in Honduras. Up to 400 patients were seen daily during their moist recent visit.
The Department of Family and Community Health continued its tradition of broad community service during the 2014-2015 year. Residents and faculty participated in many additional outreach initiatives locally and in southern West Virginia, often in support of the activities of the Robert C. Byrd Center for Rural Health.
Outstanding Residents/Fellows nominees should set the standard for displaying exemplary service to patients and/or families; providing outstanding educational or training efforts; providing humanitarian service; and/or, representing the School of Medicine in a manner that surpasses other residents/fellows. The Selection Committee will be chosen by the Vice Dean, Graduate Medical Education.
The Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society honored ten students, three residents, and two faculty members from JCESOM this pastApril by inducting them into the national honor society. AOA, which has inducted over 150,000 members since its inception in 1902, has over 120 chapters spread across the United States. AOA students are selected from among the top quartile in a given class. Academic performance, leadership, and professionalism are all considered, as well as a firm sense of ethics and service to the school and community. Resident and faculty inductees are selected by a caucus of members of the society, which includes students.
JCESOM’s newest AOA members celebrate their induction at the Touma Medical Museum onApril 16th. Pictured left to right: Jordan Hilgefort, Matthew Abadir, Haggar Ali, Jesse Cottrell,M.D., Kyle Burner, Josh Hess, M.D., Paul Viscuse, Anthony Alberico, M.D., (professor and chairman, department of neuroscience), Justin Nolte, M.D., (assistant professor, department of neuroscience), and Carolyn Curtis, M.D. Missing from the photo are Amanda Adkins, Shane Cook, Andrew Martin, Casey Patick, and Meaghan Tranovich.
The mission of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) is to recognize individuals who are exemplars of humanistic patient care and who can serve as role models, mentors, and leaders in medicine. The Society currently has over 24,000 members in training and practice. The power of the Society lies in bringing together like-minded individuals to sustain their own humanism and to inspire and nurture humanism in others. GHHS honors medical students, residents, fellows, role-model physician teachers and others who demonstrate excellence in humanistic clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service.
The Family Medicine Center is housed in the Marshall University Medical Center.
The Marshall University Medical Center provides a technologically advanced focal point for the clinical teaching, outreach and service programs of the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.