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Marshall School of Medicine names Courtney Nichols, M.D., December Resident of the Month

Monday, December 10, 2018
Sheanna M. Spence, Director of External Affairs, School of Medicine, 304-691-1639

Marshall School of Medicine names Courtney Nichols, M.D., December Resident of the Month

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Courtney Nichols, M.D. has been selected Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine’s Resident of the Month for December, announced Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean for graduate medical education at the school.

Nichols is completing her last year of the combined four-year internal medicine and pediatrics residency.

“It is a pleasure to recognize Dr. Nichols as Resident of the Month,” Wehner said. “During the past four years, I have personally witnessed her hard work and excellent attitude. Dr. Nichols is an excellent leader who works hard and is always willing to step up to complete any task given to her.”

Nichols was nominated for the Resident of the Month award by several peer residents for her excellent teaching skills and serving as a “quiet inspiration” for her teammates. Julie Parsons, M.D., second-year internal medicine resident wrote in her nomination, “Courtney is always excited to be at work and learn. Being on service with her teaches you to care for patients better and be more efficient.”

A West Virginia native, Nichols graduated from Nitro High School in Kanawha County and received her undergraduate degree in both chemistry and biology from Marshall University, where she also completed medical school.

“Dr. Nichols in an exceptional resident who encompasses all the qualities of a well-rounded physician with excellence defined in her patient care, medical knowledge and leadership,” said Residency Program Director Elizabeth Saunders, M.D. “This award truly reflects her compassionate clinical care and her willingness to always assist her fellow co-residents.” 

After completing her medicine-pediatrics residency, Nichols will be eligible to complete the board certifications examinations in both internal medicine and pediatrics. Nichols has been accepted to The Ohio State University to pursue a combined fellowship in adult and pediatric infectious disease upon completion of her residency training in June 2019.

As part of her recognition as the December Resident of the Month, Nichols received a plaque and designated parking spot. 


Photo caption: Courtney Nichols, M.D., (left) December Resident of the Month at Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, is pictured with medicine-pediatrics residency program director Elizabeth Saunders, M.D.

Date Posted: Monday, December 10, 2018