Murphy Recognized As June Resident of the Month

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Leah C. Payne, Director of Public Affairs, Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy, 304-691-1713

Murphy Recognized As June Resident of the Month

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — D. Scott Murphy, M.D., is being recognized as the June Resident of the Month, announced Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean for graduate medical education at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.  

“It’s an honor to recognize our first psychiatry resident as a Resident of the Month,” Wehner said.  “Dr. Murphy is well known for his humanistic approach to patient care and for being an excellent educator to medical students.” 

Murphy is a native of Martin County in eastern Kentucky and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky.  He earned his medical degree at Marshall and completed his first year as a psychiatry resident at West Virginia University-Charleston Division (CAMC).  He is in the third year of the four-year psychiatry residency and was nominated by Suzanne Holroyd, M.D., department of psychiatry chair and program director. 

”Dr. Murphy is an exceptional resident, which I say with confidence having been involved in residency education for over 25 years,” Holroyd said in her nomination letter. “He always puts patients and families first. He has a wonderful way with them and can put even the most difficult patients at ease.”   

Murphy’s educational accomplishments include writing seven chapters on psychiatric topics for Universal Notes for Medical Students and authoring four research abstracts last year, with two presented at national meetings.  He is currently studying suicidal ideation in outpatients.

He was voted by medical students for the Gold Humanism in Medicine Resident Award last year, a recognition that honors medical students and professionals for demonstrated excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service.

As part of his recognition as the June Resident of the Month, Murphy received items including a plaque and a designated parking spot.  

 After finishing his residency next year, Murphy plans to join the department of psychiatry faculty.




Photo caption: Scott Murphy, M.D., (left) receives the June Resident of the Month Award from Suzanne Holroyd, M.D., chair and program director for the department of psychiatry at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.


Date Posted: Tuesday, June 6, 2017