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The Marshall Advantage

  • A small class size that provides a family-like atmosphere and enables you to have easy access to dedicated teaching faculty.
  • From the beginning of medical school, our Marshall Mentor Program allows you to work in a clinical setting so that you can integrate basic science knowledge and practice history taking and physical examination skills.
  • A small group learning environment and a Clinical Skills Laboratory in which you begin learning history taking and physical examination skills.
  • A fewer number of students per clerkships so that you have greater opportunities for skills development than you might find at other larger schools.
  • Electives in Wilderness Medicine that prepare you to treat emergencies outside of a clinical setting as well as the nation's first Wilderness Medicine Residency Track in the Department of Family Medicine.
  • International electives that will give you a perspective on health care that cannot be taught in medical school as well as exposure to diseases not ordinarily found in the United States. Marshall students have participated in international electives in as many as 38 countries.  Marshall University School of Medicine's Department of Family Medicine created the nation's first International Health Residency Track.
  • The Department of Family Medicine is the first in the country to establish a Public Health Policy Residency Track designed to advance the ideals of service, stewardship and commitment to the greater good.
  • Great success in residency placement, both in primary care and subspecialty medicine.