Marshall School of Medicine welcomes 72 new resident physicians, fellows

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 7, 2016
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Marshall School of Medicine welcomes 72 new resident physicians, fellows

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine has welcomed 72 new resident physicians and fellows to its graduate medical training programs.

The new class of trainees represents 36 medical schools, including 26 residents from in-state medical schools. There are currently a total of 195 residents and fellows training in the 15 residency and fellowship programs that are part of the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine-Marshall Health system.

“It is exciting to watch these young physicians in training develop and master the competencies to become outstanding members of the health care team,” said Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean for graduate medical education at the Marshall School of Medicine. “Our medical faculty have worked tirelessly this past year to bring new specialist training opportunities to Marshall, and their work has paid off.”

This month also marks the start of a new sports medicine fellowship in the department of family medicine and new nephrology and hematology-oncology fellowships in the department of internal medicine, as well as the continued expansion of the psychiatry residency and the addition of a new dental residency in partnership with Cabell Huntington Hospital.

The two new dental residents are recent graduates of West Virginia University’s School of Dentistry, whose administration supported Marshall’s development of the new program. The Huntington residency received approval from the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) in April 2016 and will be eligible for full accreditation following a site visit next summer.

“Both our local dental colleagues and those at WVU have been so supportive as we worked to bring this new, unique training opportunity to Marshall,” said Raj K. Khanna, D.M.D., M.D., chair of the department of dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery. “As we work toward full CODA accreditation, continued community support will be equally important.

The new group of trainees began July 1.

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Date Posted: Thursday, July 07, 2016