School of Medicine Coronavirus Update:
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A Special Message from the Office of Admissions:

UPDATE (October 27, 2020): Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be temporary changes to the Admission’s policy and Admission’s procedural documents enduring throughout application cycles affected by the pandemic. In these unusual circumstances, all successfully completed online college level biology, chemistry lectures and chemistry labs will be accepted to meet prerequisite requirements. This will continue until a date to be determined by the Admissions Committee as circumstances dictate.

UPDATE (April 14, 2020): Given the unprecedented circumstances surrounding COVID-19, Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine has carefully reviewed its perspective on Pass/Fail grading for the 2021 entering MD class. To alleviate additional stressors surrounding educational modifications, we have decided to accept Pass/Fail and CR/NC grading for prerequisite coursework for Spring Semester 2020. Courses and labs delivered via remote learning due to COVID-19 will also be accepted for the Spring 2020 Semester.  Remote learning and in-person prerequisite courses taken during 2020 Summer semester and thereafter must be letter-graded.


We can be reached via email or phone as seen in the contacts below. If we can help you in any way, please let us know and we send you all our best wishes and encourage you to remain safe and healthy.

Cindy Warren
Assistant Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs
Nancy Webb
Director of Enrollment Management
Jennifer Plymale
Associate Dean, Admissions

Founded in 1977, the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine is a state assisted, community-based medical school.  Our faculty and administration are committed to providing high quality medical education and graduate training to meet changing health care needs across our nation and throughout the world.

At Marshall, we specialize in rural health issues.  Many of our students are from rural West Virginia.  We train students in rural, clinical settings and we encourage our graduates to stay and practice in rural communities. 

We also believe that a diverse population leads to greater knowledge, understanding, acceptance, and mutual respect.  Therefore, we promote an inclusive environment at Marshall by attracting, recruiting and retaining individuals who represent varying backgrounds and perspectives.

We invite you to become part of our growing legacy.