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Worthy named April Resident of the Month

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Michelle Worthy, M.D., an internal medicine-pediatrics resident, has been selected as Resident of the Month for April by the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, announced Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean of graduate medical education at the school.

“Nominations for our April awardee focused primarily on Dr. Worthy’s leadership and delivery of outstanding patient care,” Wehner said. “She has provided exceptional leadership for the various resident committees she leads. Despite Dr. Worthy’s busy schedule, she always made time to help others in the transition of our new electronic health record. We are truly appreciative of all of her efforts during the past four years.”

Worthy is completing her fourth and final year of the combined internal medicine-pediatrics residency at Marshall. The Huntington, West Virginia, native earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky and medical degree from the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. After completing her residency training in June, Worthy will join the medicine-pediatrics faculty as an assistant professor at Marshall.

“It is an honor to have Dr. Worthy recognized as Resident of the Month,” said Elizabeth Saunders, M.D., medicine-pediatrics residency program director. “I’ve been repeatedly impressed not only by her exceptional patient-centered care but with her leadership qualities and involvement at the institutional level throughout her training. Dr. Worthy continues to exceed all expectations and serves as an excellent role model to her fellow residents and our medical students.” 

As part of her recognition, Worthy received a plaque and designated parking spot.


Photo caption: April Resident of the Month Michelle Worthy, M.D., (right) is pictured with Elizabeth Saunders, M.D., medicine-pediatrics residency program director.

Media Contact: Michele L. McKnight, Media Relations Coordinator, Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy, 304-691-1713

Date Posted: Wednesday, April 21, 2021