Marshall University has implemented a response plan to protect our university community and to mitigate the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 in our community. The School of Medicine will continue to consult with university officials and monitor this developing situation, keeping in mind the safety of our students, faculty and staff as well as our commitment to academic excellence. The School of Medicine follows the most recent recommendations from the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) as it relates to medical education.
This is an evolving process and is subject to change. Therefore, students and faculty should monitor their email for updates. We will also continue to monitor the situation and keep post updates on this webpage as they occur.
For Marshall University information, please visit marshall.edu/coronavirus.
For patient information, please visit marshallhealth.org.coronavirus.
The following events have been canceled:
The following events have been postponed:
In accordance with the university's decision to suspend all in-person classes, through the end of the spring 2020 semester, the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine's Office of Medical Education, in collaboration with faculty, course directors and the executive leadership team has developed the following plan for the medical school curriculum.
The AAMC has instituted weekly calls with the senior leadership of medical schools on Thursday evenings. Students should contact their respective course and clerkship directors for further clarification on any matters. On-campus facilities are closed to students until further notice.
First-year-medical students will continue their coursework using online, distance learning.
Starting Monday, March 16:
Second-year-medical students will continue their coursework using online, distance learning.
Starting Monday, March 23:
Third-year medical students remain out of the clinical areas until at least April 1, during which time they are encouraged to continue studying for the NBME Shelf Exam. The NBME is working to develop technology that will allow the exam to be administered via remote proctoring. The Office of Medical Education will continue to work with clerkship directors to identify resources for students so that they can meet the learning objectives for their rotations.
Fourth-year medical students also remain out of the clinical areas until at least April 1. The Office of Medical Education has been corresponding with the LCME and the AAMC. We are currently reviewing each student’s schedule and developing a plan for moving forward. Do NOT worry….students will graduate on time and be able to start your residencies on time.
Starting Tuesday, March 17:
All students are relieved of their clinical duties through March 31. The Office of Medical Education is evaluating the next steps and will follow up with students and faculty in the coming days.