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MarshallMD Magazine

MarshallMD (previously Benefactor) is the annual publication sharing the latest news from the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and the School of Medicine Alumni Association for the Marshall family--alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends. 

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Featured Stories

California Dreaming (cover story)
From Logan County, West Virginia, to the Marshall University football field to sunny San Diego, Dr. Kevin Smith ('86), an interventional pain & regenerative medicine specialist, recalls his journey to medicine. The former Thundering Herd starter also shares what it was like being the only football player in the early 1980s to pursue a medical degree. 

The Class of 1981: In a Class of Their Own
The School of Medicine inaugural class recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of their graduation in 1981. Classmates reflect on the excitement and immense faith they had in Marshall University leaders that this brand new medical school would succeed. In turn, they became the trailblazers for thousands of students to follow. 

Being First
Inaugural Internal Medicine Chair Maurice Mufson, MD, reflects on the early days of the School of Medicine. The challenges that awaited faculty members and the Class of 1981 were met with great resolve and tenacity. The Marshall family celebrated together when the class scored well on tests and met each new milestone.

Being a Patient Made Me a Better Physician
Does being a patient yourself make you a better physician? It certainly gives you a different perspective. Four School of Medicine alumni share what they learned navigating their own health crises. 

The Day Cindy Called
If you're a student or graduate of the School of Medicine, you undoubtedly remember the day Cindy Warren called to share the news that you had been accepted into medical school. Read more about the legacy of THE Cindy Warren and how her lifetime of service inspired the recent naming of a conference room in her honor.