School of Medicine Coronavirus Update:
Read for more details specific to medical students and School of Medicine events.

General Info

Mission Statement

It is the Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine’s mission to provide exemplary, comprehensive and continuing educational   opportunities in an environment enriched by scholarly activity for physicians in graduate medical education programs.  Integral to this educational responsibility is the commitment to provide quality health services in an atmosphere of care and compassion.  It is our commitment that the conduct of graduate medical education programs further our mission while educating future generations of physicians to serve our community, our State of West Virginia, our nation and our world’s evolving health care needs.

It is our goal to offer graduate medical education programs in which physicians in learning develop personal, clinical, and professional competence under the guidance and supervision of the faculty and staff outstanding in their respective fields and who are committed to teaching.  The Office of GME will ensure safe, appropriate and humane care of patients and the progression of resident physician responsibilities consistent with each learner’s demonstrated clinical experience, knowledge and skill. 

As part of a comprehensive university, we engage in scholarly activity including research and will make available to resident physicians opportunities to participate in the scholarship of our medical community.  The Institution and its leadership are committed to provide the necessary educational, financial and human resources to support and maintain excellence in graduate medical education to maintain compliance standards in accordance with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Statement of Commitment (PDF)

Master Affiliation and Program Letters of Agreements (PLAs)

Office Location

Office of GME / Resident Wellness Center
1639 13th Avenue (Elm Street)
Huntington, WV 25701

Staff Contacts

Paulette Wehner, MD
Designated Institutional Official (DIO) 
Vice Dean
Graduate Medical Education
Phone: 304-691-1824
Fax: 304-691-1818
Meet the DIO

Cindy Dailey, C-TAGME
Director of GME
Fax: 304-691-1818

Beth Ann Howard, BFA
Administrative Assistant

Fax: 304-691-1818

Lisa Milstead MHA, MSN-ED, RN, CHPN, CLC
GME Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Manager
Fax: 304-691-1818

JoAnn Raines, MA, C-TAGME
Sr. Program Coordinator/Special Projects
Fax: 304-691-1818