Marshall School of Medicine welcomes incoming residents, fellows

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine welcomes 96 incoming resident physicians and fellows to its graduate medical education programs.

Set to officially begin training on July 1, Marshall’s newest cohort of trainees are from medical schools across the country as well as internationally. Many are medical alumni from West Virginia’s three medical schools. Twenty-nine percent are female.

Advanced physician training programs range from one to five years for residencies and one to four additional years beyond residency for fellowships. The hands-on experiences achieved through this intensive learning environment ensure trainees are prepared to practice their respective specialty autonomously.

“I always comment that training young physicians and watching them become the best versions of themselves is the best job in the world,” said Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean of graduate medical education at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. “Watching previous resident physicians develop into leaders and then program directors themselves adds another layer of pride. The training they receive at Marshall is intense, to say the least, but it is all worth it as they meet the requirements along the way and enter their respective specialty’s workforce.”

This is the largest cohort of incoming resident physicians and fellows on record at Marshall with the addition of new programs in gastroenterology, addiction medicine, geriatric medicine, child and adolescent psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry and pediatric hospital medicine. There are currently 246 total residents and fellows training through the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and its partner teaching hospitals.

Date Posted: Wednesday, June 30, 2021