COVID-19: Keeping Campus Safe.

Overview

Paid Vacation 3 weeks paid vacation
Insurance
  • Malpractice: Provided by the State of West Virginia's "Comprehensive Liability Insurance Policy"
  • Group Term Life :  One and one-quarter percent ( 1 1/4 % )of annualized stipend with a minimum of $50,000 plus a $10,000 basic life insurance policy for a total of at least $60,000. Additional life insurance can also be purchased for the resident/fellow and their dependents.
  • Health: Variety of plans/costs ranging from $85/month to $520/month depending upon coverage and tobacco use status
  • Flexible Benefits: Dental/Vision.  All are pre-tax dollars.
  • Social Security: Employee and Employer pay social security taxes. International medical graduates who provide a copy of his/her J-1 Visa to administration will be exempt from social security taxes
  • Workers' Compensation: Coverage is provided.
  • Long Term Disability Insurance: Provided to resident at no charge.
Sick Leave Residents accrue 15 days of sick leave annually.
Parking Free
Book Fund

PGY1: $750

PGY2-PGY4: $1,000 annually

ATLS/ACLS/PALS Training

Provided

Salary

PGY1 - $55,000.00    

PGY2 - $56,000.00      

PGY3 - $57,000.00 

PGY4 [F1] - $58,000.00          

PGY5 [F2] - $59,000.00          

PGY6 [F3] - $60,000.00

PGY7 [F4] - $61,000.00

Plus a $2,000 Signing Bonus for Categorical Positions NRMP Matched

Other Benefits
  • Marshall Rec Center membership with optional discounted rate for spouse.
  • 10% Off at Victor’s Dry Cleaners
  • YMCA 25% off membership fees.
  • Orange Theory Fitness Discounted rates
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Additional Benefits Specific to Family Medicine

  • Grand Rounds lunch provided
  • Noon Conference lunch provided
  • Professional Dues: American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Medical License: Fee paid by FM Department
  • Moonlighting: Permitted second and third years with the approval of the program director.
  • CME Time: (PGY-1) 3 days  (PGY-2) 4 days  (PGY-3) 5 days
  • Chief Resident stipend- $1000

Our curriculum is truly designed so that you can be confident in the core areas of Family Medicine while developing your own special interests.

We provide a unique blend of inpatient, outpatient, and elective rotations while you provide care to your continuity patients and build future business practice skills.

Please select each year for additional details.



 

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Research and Scholarly Activity

Our Residents are encouraged to pursue their scholarly interests with our faculty. 

Dr. James Becker presents about Quality Improvement Projects at the monthly SWAG meeting

Our monthly Scholarship and Work in Progress (SWAG) meetings foster and support our resident’s current projects as well as ideas for the future.

Publications

  1. Franks A, Curtis C, Barker S.  Velamentous Cord: A Dangerous Case Complicated by a Rural Population. Marshall Journal of Medicine. 2015;1(1): Article 8. DOI: 10.18590/mjm.2015.vol1.iss1.8.

  2. Franks AM, Guzzo R, Barker S, King-Mallory R. Progressive Supranuclear Palsy – A Case Study from the Perspective of a Primary Care Physician Son. WVMJ. Jan/Feb 2017; 113(1):36-9.  PMID: 29373002

  3. Franks AM, Fischer R, Plummer A, Nettey R. Poland Syndrome: A Case of a Left Handed Infant. WVMJ-OA. April 2017; DOI: 10.21885/wvmj.2017.8.

  4. Franks A, Petrany SM, McElroy S, Alley A. The Marshall Family Medicine Residency twINTERN Schedule: The Impact of an Innovative Hospital Coverage Scheme on Resident Fatigue. Fam Med. June 2017;49(6):468-472.  PMID: 28633175 

  5. McCann KS, Barker S, Cousins R, Franks A, McDaniel C, Petrany S, Riley E. Structures Management of Chronic Nonmalignant Pain with Opioids in a Rural Primary Care Office. JABFM. Jan/Feb 2018;31(1):57-63. DOI: 10.3122/jabfm.2018.01.170163. PMID: 29330240

  6. Jarrell A, Mays A, Bannister T, Franks A. Cobalamin Deficient Thrombotic Microangiopathy: a Case of TTP or Pseudo-TTP. WVMJ-OA. April 2018; DOI: 10.21885/wvmj.2018.5.

  7. Franks A, McCann K, Saab M, Bell K. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Through Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome to Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome: a Journey Through Unclear Diagnoses. WVMJ-OA. June 2018; DOI: 10.21885/wvmj.2018.8.

  8. Franks AM, Urian JW, Patton R, Barker S. A Shocking Etiology of Placental Abruption: a Case of Electric Shock During Pregnancy. WVMJ-OA. July/August 2018;114(4):26-29.

  9. King-Mallory R, Barker S, McGrogan K, Franks A. Nadolol in Pregnancy: A medical student’s reflection on her pregnancy. Marshall Journal of Medicine. 2018;4(4): Article 5. DOI: 10.18590/mjm.2018.vol4.iss4.5.

  10. Krauss A, Barker S, Franks, A.  Revisiting Peripartum Cardiomyopathy: A Subsequent Pregnancy. WVMJ-OA. Nov 2018; DOI: 10.21885/wvmj.2018.16.

  11. Seaman C, Amos M, Franks A, Sexton A, McClelland K, Harris E.  Diabetic Muscle Infarction: A Rare End-Organ Vascular Complication of Diabetes.  MJM 5(4)28-37.

  12. Rodriguez K, Wellman C, Franks A, McClelland K, Bannister T.  Pigmentary and Other Dermatologic Manifestations of Minocycline: a reminder of adverse effects. MJM 5(4)21-7.

  13. Pellegrini VD Jr, Franks AM, Englander R. Finding Greater Value in the Fourth Year of Medical School: Accelerating the Transition to Residency.  Acad Med. 2020 Apr;95(4):527-533. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000003049.   PMID: 31651433

  14. Franks AM, Petrany SM. Building a Culture of Scholarship Within a Family Medicine Department: a Successful Eight-Year Journey of Incremental Interventions Following a Historical Perspective of Family Medicine ResearchMedical Science Educator, (), DOI: 10.1007/s40670-020-01107-81-6

  15. Dever J, Franks AM, Given LM, Rollyson W, Mays-Kingston A.  Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) in a Patient with Diabetes: a primary care perspective. MJM 6(4). DOI: 10.33470/2379-9536.1277

  16. Rupp DP, Huth C, Stickler K, Franks A, Rollyson W, Freeman WT, Giangarra C, Ours D. Shoulder Pain in a Weight-Lifting Adolescent Athlete: A Zoonotic Etiology. Cur Sports Med Rep Dec 2020: 19(12):517-21.

  17. Lester, Paige MS II; Franks, Adam M. MD; Rollyson, William MS IV; Barbour, Jenna K. MD; and Curry, Matthew B. MD (2021) "Anti-N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor Encephalitis: a diagnosis obscured by concomitant recreational drug use," Marshall Journal of Medicine: Vol. 7: Iss. 3, Article 5. DOI: 10.33470/2379-9536.1281

  18. Wendt BJ, Franks AM, Dusing SLO, Hess KL, O’Hanlon, KM, Petrany, SM.  Penile Variant of Mondor’s Disease: A Challenging Diagnosis Requiring Primary Care and Urologic Collaboration. WVMJ-OA. June 2021; 40-3.

  19. Franks, AM, Murphy M, Griffis M, Franks R, Franks CM, Petty G. “Alpha Gal Allergy: a new threat to Appalachia.” Marshall Journal of Medicine: Vol. 7: Iss. 4, Article 2. DOI: 10.33470/2379-9536.1348

  20. Smith, Samantha A. MS III; Franks, Adam M. MD; Rollyson, William MS IV; Griswold, Doreen; and Bannister, Tammy MD. "Adult Pulmonary Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis with Osseous Involvement: understanding this rare mimic of malignancy," Marshall Journal of Medicine: Vol. 8: Iss. 1, Article 4. DOI: 10.33470/2379-9536 HYPERLINK "https://doi.org/10.33470/2379-9536.1276".1276

  21. Wellman, Courtney MD; Ratcliffe, Jordan BS; Rollyson, William MD; Franks, Adam M. MD; Grome, Mike PA-C; and Walker, Robert MD. "Over-the-Counter Analgesic Use Patterns in Appalachian Older Adults, Focusing on Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs," Marshall Journal of Medicine: Vol. 8: Iss. 1, Article 5. DOI: 10.33470/2379-9536.1336

  22. Chongswatdi, Natavoot N. MD; Seaman, Callie MD; Harman, Diane RN, BSN; Rollyson, William MD; and Franks, Adam M. MD (2022) "Analysis of Blood Borne Pathogen Exposure Monitoring Protocol Adherence in an Academic Medical Center: a seven year analysis and literature review," Marshall Journal of Medicine: Vol. 8: Iss. 2, Article 6. DOI: 10.33470/2379-9536.1358

  23. Franks Adam M MD, Calamur Nandini MD, Dobrian Anca PhD, Danielson Mark PhD, Neumann Serina E PhD, Cowan Eileen MD, Weiler Tracy. Rank and Tenure Amongst Faculty at Academic Medical Centers: A Study of More than 50 Years of Gender Disparities. Acad Med

  24. Franks, Adam M MD, McCann, Kevin S MD, Velthouse, Kimberly MD, Sutphin, Rich MPH, Davies, Todd PHD, Petrany, Stephen M MD. Intentional Structured Opioid Monitoring Protocol: Responsible and Viable Deprescribing – Accepted WVMJ

  25. Franks, Adam M MD, Seaman, Callie MD, Franks, Emily MA, CCC-SLP, Rollyson, William MD, Davies, Todd PhD. Reading at Least One Book a Day to Children Less Than 1 Year Old: an analysis of language score impact and parental motivation strategies in a family medicine practice. - Accepted JABFM

Presentations/Posters

  1. Evaluation of Academies (table discussion) – Academies Collaborative National Meeting, May 2013 (Franks, Shah)
  2. Shortening Medical Education an Accelerated Approach – CFAS National Spring Meeting, March 2015 (Franks)
  3. Analysis of Appalachian Understanding of Family Physician Scope of Practice – MU Rural Research Day, November 2016 (Franks, Barker, RFMS)
  4. Shared Minimal Active Reading to Infants ‘SMARtI’ – MU Rural Research Day, November 2016 (Franks, R Nettey, Olive)
  5. Determination of the Impact of Counselling on Smoking Cessation Rates in Urban and Rural Appalachia Nicotine Replacement (poster) – MU Research Day, March 2016 (Clements, M Smith, Franks)
  6. 80 hour work week – fact, fiction, fears and future (table discussion) – CFAS National Spring Meeting, March 2016 (Franks)
  7. Practical Questions (and some answers) for Improving a ‘Medical’ Fourth Year – CFAS National Spring Conference, March 2017 (Franks, Pellegrini)
  8. Incorporating Research into Clinic and Education – Carolinas Residency QA/QI Conference, May 2017 (Franks)
  9. Improving the Accelerated Transition in Medicine and the Marshall Experience in Family Medicine – AAMC National Conference, November 2017 (Franks)
  10. Penile Variant of Mondor’s Disease (poster) – MU Research Day, March 2018 (Franks, Wendt, Patton, O’Hanlon, Petrany …)
  11. Poland Syndrome: A Case of a Left-Handed Infant (poster) – MU Research Day, March 2018 (Franks, Plummer …)
  12. Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome: A Dysautonomia from Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (poster) – MU Research Day, March 2018 (Franks, McCann, Bell, Saab)
  13. Pseudo TTP: A Case of Severe Cobalamin Deficiency (poster) – MU Research Day, March 2018
  14. HTN Polypharmacy Project in a Provider Based Clinic (poster) – MU QI conference, April 2018
  15. Improved Behavioral Health Access in a Provider Based Clinic (poster) – MU QI conference, April 2018
  16. Implementation of a COPD Action Plan in a Provider Based Clinic (poster) – MU QI conference, April 2018
  17. Implementation of a Systolic CHF (HFrEF) Action Plan in a Provider Based Clinic (poster) – MU QI conference, April 2018
  18. Improving Work Flow Efficiency in a Patient Centered Medical Home (poster) – MU QI conference, April 2018
  19. Marshall Rural Family Medicine Scholars Program – a longitudinal MS III sub-intern year (poster) – CFAS National Spring Meeting, April 2018
  20. Adult Pulmonary Langerhans Cell Hisiocytosis (PLCH) with Osseous Involvement (poster) – MU Research Day, March 2019
  21. Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy in a Patient Complicated by Diabetes Mellitus (poster) – MU Research Day, March 2019
  22. Diabetic Muscle Infarction; A Rare End-Organ Vascular Complication of Diabetes (poster) – MU Research Day, March 2019
  23. Pigmentary Manifestations of Minocycline: A Reminder of Adverse Effects (poster) – MU Research Day, March 2019
  24. Succenturiate Placental Lobe Abruption: A Placental Pathology Complicating an Already Dangerous Pathology (poster) – MU Research Day, March 2019
  25. Ensuring Appropriate Hypertension Medications in an Outpatient Provider-Based Clinic Using a Diabetic Health Home Model in a Patient-Centered Medical Home to Facilitate Efficient Patient Care Coordination and Improve Health Outcomes; A Multi-Disciplinary Quality Improvement Project (poster) – MU QI conference, April 2019
  26. Improving Access to Outpatient Behavioral Health Care for Patients of a Provider-Based Clinic; A Resident-Driven Quality Improvement Project (poster) – MU QI conference, April 2019
  27. Improving Patient Self Care and Decreasing Out of Medical Home Utilization for Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction (HFrEF) through a Multi-Disciplinary Heart Failure Action Plan; A Resident-Driven Quality Improvement Project (poster) – MU QI conference, April 2019
  28. Improving Pneumonia Vaccination Rates in a Provider-Based Clinic; A Resident-Led Quality Improvement Project (poster) – MU QI conference, April 2019
  29. Reducing Emergency Department Utilization Rates through Improvement of a Family Medicine Answering Service; A Resident-Driven Quality Improvement Project (poster) – MU QI conference, April 2019
  30. Using a Diabetic Health Home Model to Improve Diabetic and Psychiatric Care of Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Patients in a Provider Based Clinic (PBC) – a multidisciplinary quality improvement project (poster) – MU QI conference, April 2019
  31. Primary Care Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment – Holzer, October 2019 (Franks)
  32. Shared Minimal Active Reading to Infants – WVRHC, October 2019 (Seaman MS III, Barker MD, Steele MD, Bumgardner-Franks CCC-SPL, Franks MD)
  33. Shared Minimal Active Reading to Infants (SMARtI)  (poster) – WVRHC, October 2019 (Seaman MS III, Barker MD, Steele MD, Rollyson, MS IV, Bumgardner-Franks CCC-SPL, Franks MD)
  34. Analyzing the Efficacy of Transition of Care Visits in a Patient Centered Medical Home – Southern Medical Association regional conference, November 2019 (Wellman MD, Stickler MD, Lester MS III, Christiansen MD, Franks MD)
  35. Succenturiate Placental Lobe Abruption: a placental pathology complicating a dangerous delivery – Southern medical association regional conference, November 2019 (MStickler MD, Smith MS III, Franks MD)
  36. Promotion and Tenure by the Numbers – CFAS National Combined Meeting, March 2020 (Franks) – accepted but cancelled d/t COVID
  37. Evaluation of Factors Affecting Nutritional Status in the Independent Living Community Dwelling Oldest Old – MU Research Day 2020 (Baisden MS III, Nakafuku MD, Grome PA-C, Walker MD, Rollyson MS IV, Franks MD)
  38. Spirometry on Community Dwelling Oldest Old: Determining a Normal – MU Research Day 2020 (Macpherson MS III, Chongswatdi MD, Walker MD, Grome PA-C, Rollyson MS IV, Franks MD)
  39. Over-The-Counter Analgesic Medication Habts of Geriatric Patients – MU Research Day 2020 (Ratcliffe MS II, Barbour MD, Grome PA-C, Walker MD, Rollyson MS IV, Franks MD)
  40. Ensuring Appropriate Hypertension Medications in an Outpatient Provider Based Clinic: a resident led multidisciplinary quality assurance/improvement project – MU QI conference, June 2020 (Barbour MD, Ours MD, Rupp MD, Lowe RN, Alcorn RN, Rollyson MS IV, Franks MD) * Outstanding Resident Patient Safety Award – 2nd Place
  41. Impacting Patient Perceptions of Communication in a Patient Centered Medical Home: a resident driven quality improvement project – MU QI conference, June 2020 (Howerton DO, KStickler MD, Harvey MD, Franks MD, Wilson PSA, Rollyson MS IV)
  42. Improving Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates for Patients of Provider Based Clinics: A Multidisciplinary Resident Driven Quality Improvement Project – MU QI conference, June 2020 (Sexton MD, Given MD, Bannister MD, Pack RN, Rollyson MS IV, Franks MD)
  43. Improving Vaccination Rates in a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH): a student led improvement project – MU QI conference, June 2020 (Salyers MD, Napier MD, Finley MD, Parker MD, Alcorn RN, Lowe RN, Rollyson MS IV, Franks MD) * Outstanding Resident QI Award (tie)
  44. Transition of Care Process: decreasing hospital readmissions for a family medicine residency based patient centered medical home – MU QI conference June 2020 (Wellman MD, MSitckler MD, Berry DO, Franks MD, Christiansen MD Petrany MD) * Vice Dean’s Award for Best Integrated/Sustainable QI Project
  45. Using a Diabetic Health Home Model to Improve Diabetic and Psychiatric Care of Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Patients in a Provider Based Clinic (PBC) – a multidisciplinary quality improvement project – MU QI conference, June 2020 (Schnakenberg MD, Perrin MD, Dingess MSW, Grabo-Wright PharmD, Becker MD, Rollyson MS IV, Franks, MD)* CMO’s Outstanding Interdisciplinary Team Project
  46. Decreasing Tobacco Use Disorder through Clinical and Psychosocial Modalities within a Patient Centered Medical Home: a multidisciplinary quality improvement process – MU QI conference, June 2021 (Waseem Khader DO, Jacob Lyons DO,  Jim Becker MD, Tammy Lowe RN, Jessa Dingess MSW, Samantha Wright PharmD, Paris Johnson MPH, Bill Rollyson MD, Adam M. Franks MD)
  47. Enhancing the Rates of Advanced Directives in a Provider Based Clinic: a resident led multidisciplinary QI project – MU QI conference, June 2021 (Courtney Wellman MD, Jamie Anderson MD,  John Apgar DO, Olivia Cox DO, Malesa Price DO,  Sydney Cook MS III, Carolyn Curtis MD, Jessa Dingess MSW, Bill Rollyson MD, Adam M. Franks, MD)
  48. Improving Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates for Patients of Provider Based Clinics: a multidisciplinary resident driven quality improvement project – MU QI conference, June 2021 (Andrew Brown DO, Hannah Leport MS IV, Tammy Bannister MD, Amy Pack RN, Bill Rollyson MD, Adam M. Franks MD) * Outstanding Resident QI Award
  49. Improving Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Outcomes in a Provider Based Clinic (PBC): a resident driven multidisciplinary quality improvement project – MU QI conference, June 2021 (Pamilphreet Malhi MD, Malesa Price DO, Samantha Grabo-Wright PharmD, Natavoot Chongswatdi MD,  Bill Rollyson MD, Adam M. Franks, MD) * CMO’s Outstanding Interdisciplinary Team Project – 2nd Place
  50. Development and Management of a Comprehensive COVID-19 Program in a Division I Sports Program: a fellowship driven, multidisciplinary quality improvement project – MU QI conference, June 2021 (Kasey Stickler MD, S. Blass Morrone MS I, Chris Lapole PT, David Rupp MD, Andy Gilliland MD, John Jasko, MD, Bill Rollyson MD, Adam M. Franks, MD) * Outstanding Resident QI Award – 2nd Place
  51. Development of a Regional COVID-19 Screening Program by a Family Medicine Department in Response to a Pandemic: a multidisciplinary quality improvement project – MU QI conference, June 2021 (Jon Apgar DO, Reid Palmer, Judy Watters, Tammy Lowe RN, Tammy Bannister MD, Bill Rollyson MD, Adam M. Franks MD, Stephen M. Petrany MD)* Vice Dean’s Award for Best Integrated/Sustainable QI Project – 2nd Place
  52. Improving Screening Rates for Diabetic Retinopathy in a Family Medicine Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH): a student led quality improvement project – MU QI conference, June 2021 (Deena Dahshan MS III, Michael Amos MD, Chuck Clements MD, Bill Rollyson MD, Adam M. Franks MD)
  53. Improving Influenza Vaccination Rates in a Provider Based Clinic (PRB): a resident led quality improvement project – MU QI conference, June 2021 (Joshua Napier MD, Luke Finley MD, Jordan Dever MS IV, Katie Salyers MD, John Parker MD, Bill Rollyson MD, Adam M. Franks MD)
  54. Breaking Health Access Barriers in a Rural Primary Care Setting through Telehealth: a pandemic facilitated rural quality improvement project – MU QI conference, June 2021 (Evan McClanahan MS IV, Katheryn Bell MD, Bill Rollyson MD, Adam M. Franks MD, Stephen M. Petrany MD)
  55. Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome: a primary care perspective of unilateral limb claudication in a healthy young adult – MU Research Day, October 2021 (Jeremy Eckels MS II, Austin Nichols MS IV, Holly Farkosh MS IV, Adrienne Mays MD, Adam M. Franks MD)
  56. A Case of  Systemic Sarcoidosis Presenting as Subcutaneous Nodules on the Extremities – MU Research Day, October 2021 (Kathryn M.E. Taylor MS II, Evan Stalnaker MS IV, Morgan Stickler MD, Tammy Bannister MD, Adam M. Franks, MD)
  57. Effects of Increased Opioid Dosage for Geriatric Hip Fracture Patients in an Inpatient Rehabilitation Setting – MU Research Day, October 2021 (Erin Shaver JD MS II, Chris Fitzpatrick PharmD, Rabah Boukemis MD, Lee Chaffin, Courtney Wellman MD, Paris Johnson MPH, Adam M. Franks, MD)
  58. Assessment of Elements Affecting Nutritional Status in Elderly Appalachians – MU Research Day, October 2021 (Andrew Ferguson, Courtney Wellman MD, Paris Johnson MPH, Adam M. Franks MD)
  59. Identifying Factors that Predict Positive Testing during a Pandemic in a Division I Sports Medicine Program – MU Research Day, October 2021 (Blass Morrone MS II, Andrew Brown DO, Kasey Stickler MD, Paris Johnson MPH, David Rupp MD, Adam M. Franks, MD)
  60. Impacting Patient Perception of Medical Care and Communication in a Patient Centered Medical Home – MU Research Day, October 2021 (Willie Kimler MS II, Tanner Gilbert DO, Robert Hall MS, Hyla Harvey MD, Paris Johnson MPH, Adam M. Franks, MD)
  61. Assessing Factors that Impact COVID Testing Rates in a Regional Testing Center– MU Research Day, October 2021 (Seth Bergeron MS II, Justin Spradling MS IV, Jon Apgar DO, Tammy Bannister MD, Adam M. Franks, MD)
  62. Weight Loss in Community-Living Older Adults during the COVID-19 Pandemic – MU Research Day, October 2021 (Thomas McIntosh MS II, Courtney Wellman MD, Robert Walker MD, Adam M. Franks, MD)
  63. Gender Parity: Aligning with the Mission of CFAS – CFAS Connects January 19, 2022 (national) (Adam M. Franks, MD)
  64. THE BROOKLYN PROJECT: improving the efficiency of CERNER through a multidisciplinary QI method – MU QI Conf June 2022 (John Apgar, DO; Morgan Stickler, MD; Camille Slash; Tammy Wilson, PSR; Tammy Lowe, RN; Samantha Wright, PharmD; Jessa Dingess, MSW; Brandon Kelley, IT; Adam Cremeans,IT; Natavoot ‘Nick’ Chongswatdi, MD; David Rupp, MD; Judy Watters Adam M. Franks, MD; Stephen M. Petrany, MD) - CMO’s Outstanding Interdisciplinary Team Project Vice Dean’s Award for Best
  65. Improving Proton Pump Inhibitor Stewardship within a Provider Based Clinic – multidisciplinary QI Safety project – MU QI Conf June 2022 (Thomas Burdon, MD; Zach Runyon, DO; Matthew Curry, MD; Sam Grabo-Wright, PhamD; Adam M. Franks, MD ) - Vice Dean for Research’s Best Integrated/Sustainable QI Project
  66. Enhancing Office Culture through Collaboration with Nursing, PSRs, and Pharmacy: a multidisciplinary quality improvement project – MU QI Conf June 2022 (Benjamin Wainblat, MD; Sam Wright, Pharm D; Tammy Lowe, RN; Jessica, PSR; W. Mitch Shaver, MD; Adrienne Mays, MD; Tammy Bannister, MD; Chuck Clements, MD; Adam M. Franks, MD) - Outstanding Resident QI Award First Place
  67. Improving Radiologic Time-to-Test Turnaround for Patients in a Non-Sports Medicine Facility – a fellow led multidisciplinary QI project – MU QI Conf June 2022 (Andrew Brown, DO; Kasey Stickler, MD, CAQSM; David Rupp, MD, CAQSM; John Roth, MS-III; Adam Franks, MD) - Outstanding Resident QI Award Second Place
  68. Enhancing the Rates of Advance Directives – a resident led safety QI project – MU QI Conf June 2022 (John Apgar, DO; Olivia Cox, DO; Sydney Shepherd, MS IV; Carolyn Curtis, MD; Courtney Wellman, MD;  Paris Johnson, MPH; Adam M. Franks, MD) - Outstanding Resident Patient Safety Award First Place
  69. Impacting Patient Perception of Communication within a Patient Centered Medical Home: A multidisciplinary QI project – MU QI Conf June 2022 (Tanner Gilbert, DO; Willie Kimler, MS II; Blue Cremeans, MS IV; Tammy Wilson, MD; Robert   Hall, MD; Adrienne Mays, MD; Paris Johnson, MPH; Adam M. Franks, MD) - Outstanding Resident Patient Safety Award Second Place
  70. Treatment of Tobacco Use Disorder through Clinical and Psychological Modalities: a multidisciplinary quality improvement process – MU QI Conf June 2022 (Thaddeus Martin, MS II; Jacob Lyons, DO; Jim Becker, MD; Tammy Lowe, RN; Jessica   Dingess, MSW; Samantha Wright Pharm D; Paris Johnson, MPH; Adam M. Franks, MD) - Outstanding Medical Student QI Award
  71. Improving Diabetic Care and Understanding of Patients in a Rural Residency Program through Targeted Communication – a multidisciplinary quality improvement project – MU QI Conf June 2022 (Michael Amos, MD; Deena Dashan, MS IV; Erik Bevil; Jessa Dingess, MSW; Samantha Wright, PharmD; Paris Johnson, MPH; Kathryn Bell, MD; Tammy Bannister, MD; Clinton Brown PhD; Adam M. Franks, MD)

Grants

  1. Shared Minimal Active Reading to Infants (SMARtI) (Spring 2015) - $25,000.00
  2. Determination of the Effect of Counseling on Smoking Cessation Rates in Urban and Rural Appalachians Taking Nicotine Replacement Therapy (Spring 2015) - $25,000.00
  3. Brain Games in Pregnancy Brain (Fall 2015) - $25,000.00
  4. AAFP Senior Immunization Grant (Spring 2016) -$11,500.00
  5. Music and Memory (Fall 2016) - $25,000.00
  6. Loneliness and Isolation among the Rural, Community-Dwelling Oldest-Old (Spring 2018) -  $8363.42
  7. Nutritional Literacy and Application in Rural West Virginia Parents and Children (Spring 2018) -  $9,271.00
  8. Impairment of Smell and Taste in Rural, Community-Dwelling Elders (Spring 2018) - $9,312.42

Venues for dissemination of scholarly works include grand rounds presentations, journal club participation, and presentations at local, regional, and national conferences.

  

Annual Research Day 

Annual Quality & Safety Summit and Poster Day



  • RB CITI Certification

  • Practice-based learning and improvement projects 

  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics Module

  • Presentation at grand rounds during PGY-1, 2, and 3 years

  • Ethics and Professionalism Lectures four our MS-1/MS-2 Medical Students.

  • Clinical correlation lectures for our MS-3 students on their Family Medicine Clerkship

   

Our Residents Teaching Ethics

Our Residents Teaching the MS-3 Clerkship Students





Community Outreach Activities

Marshall Medical Outreach

The Department of Family and Community Health continues its involvement in Marshall Medical Outreach, a free mobile health clinic that provides medical care for the homeless and those at risk of homelessness in Huntington. Under the supervision of Dr. Charles Clements, Marshall Medical Outreach provides primary care to its patients, and, within the last year, has expanded its services to meet the needs of those it serves. As a medical student-led service, Marshall Medical Outreach gives medical students an opportunity to become involved in medical community service.

The mission of Marshall Medical Outreach is to provide continuity of care to those in need, and medical students and physicians volunteer their clinical resources to provide comprehensive care to these people. Marshall Medical Outreach operates one Saturday each month at Trinity Episcopal Church, and in its four years of operation, it has received funding from grants, community businesses and organizations and private donations. 


Ebenezer Medical Outreach

The Department of Family and Community Health has been a charter partner in the development of Ebenezer Medical Outreach (EMO) since its inception in the late 1980s. At that time the department collaborated with the Ebenezer Methodist Church to provide health care to uninsured patients of our community and has been a significant force in leading the initiative through extraordinary growth to the multi-service community institution it has become. Additionally, the historic Douglass Center, which houses the EMO clinic, pharmacy and dental suite was purchased by Marshall University in 2015. In the face of significant funding decreases by the state of West Virginia, the department has been working diligently to keep the mission of EMO active in our community by leading the transitions needed to continue providing health care services to the uninsured of the region. We have supported the effort to procure additional funding from WV DHHR that will assist in keeping EMO financially viable for the upcoming year. The chairman of our department, Dr. Stephen Petrany, remains medical director of the EMO clinic and vice-president of the board of directors. He and Dr. Nair continue to provide regular supervision of resident care at the center at no cost to EMO.


Recovery Point

The Department of Family and Community Health provides comprehensive primary medical care to clients participating in Recovery Point WV's addiction recovery program in Huntington. We have started a clinic on-site where the residents of the Recovery Point can be seen by one of our family physicians for acute and chronic medical problems during their stay. Twice monthly, we provide a physician, a nurse, and an assistant, and also bring some equipment, while utilizing available space at the facility. Additionally, our activities there allow the center to obtain discount drug testing for all of their clients, resulting in a substantial cost savings that can be reinvested into the recovery effort. We acquire 25 new patients per month during the 2 half days of service. This work has been cited by the Huntington City Mayor as an outstanding contribution to our community that allows those in recovery to have their medical issues addressed while they seek addiction recovery.  Given our community’s problem with substance abuse and addiction that has garnered much needed attention recently, every small effort can become an important piece of the overall solution to what sometimes feels like an overwhelming problem for our region.


Bechtel Summit Boy Scout Center

Marshall Family Medicine Faculty and Residents help provide medical coverage for the Bechtel Summit Boy Scout High Adventure Center in Summersville, West Virginia. They provided medical coverage for over 1,000 scouts, exchange students and other participants for one to two weeks each summer. This allows the Center to provide high quality medical support in a high risk environment.


Marshall and Regional Athletics

The Department of Family and Community Health has provided uncompensated support to Marshall Athletics for many years. Our faculty and resident physicians have provided hundreds of hours of sports medicine coverage to the university and the local community and the state during the last year. We provided coverage for several Marshall Varsity teams:

  • Dr. Boukhemis – Men’s Soccer
  • Dr. Patton – Women’s Soccer, Softball
  • Dr. Rupp – Women’s Soccer, Women’s Basketball
  • Dr. Shaver – Men’s Basketball

In addition, our faculty and residents provided medical support to local high school football programs. Team physicians include:

    • Cabell Midland High School – Drs. Patton and Shaver
    • Spring Valley High School - Dr. McCann
    • Huntington High School – Dr. Rupp with Dr. Hendricks from Orthopedics
    • Wayne High School – Dr. Gary Cremeans
    • Lincoln County High School – Dr. Greg Elkins

Our faculty and resident physicians have also supported many local and regional sporting events during the 2014-15 year:

      • St. Mary’s Triathlon with Orthopedics – Drs. Rupp, Steele and Siford
      • St. Mary’s Cross Country Meet – Drs. Shaver and Rupp
      • Marshall Marathon with Orthopedics – Dr. Rupp
      • Region 1 soccer tournament with Orthopedics – Drs. Boukhemis, Clements, Patton, Rupp, Poole, Siford, Lane, Price and Curtis
      • West Virginia High School Wrestling Tournament with Orthopedics – Dr. Rupp
      • WSAZ Wrestling Tournament with Orthopedics – Dr. Rupp

Sideline Coverage

With many faculty, residents, and students interested in sports medicine, the Residency Program voluntarily provides sideline coverage for local high schools and for Marshall University Athletics. Sports and events covered include football, basketball, soccer, wrestling, cross country, track and field, baseball, softball, and mass-participation events.

Awards

Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Resident of the Month Award 

John Apgar, MD
April 2022
Ben Perrin, MD
February 2021
Morgan Stickler, MD
June 2020
Kasey Stickler, MD
October 2018
Kaitlin McGrogan, DO
December 2017
Freddie W. Vaughan II, MD
April 2017

Outstanding Residents/Fellows nominees should set the standard for displaying exemplary service to patients and/or families; providing outstanding educational or training efforts; providing humanitarian service; and/or, representing the School of Medicine in a manner that surpasses other residents/fellows. The Selection Committee will be chosen by the Vice Dean, Graduate Medical Education.


The Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society

Two family medicine residents inducted into AOA Honor Medical Society (2020) 

AOA Honor Society welcomes Family Medicine Resident and Faculty member (2019)

 

AOA national honor society selected Courtney Wellman, MD, then Family Medicine PGY-2, Chief Resident and Kate Steele, MD, Assistant Professor in Family and Community Health as new members of the JCESOM chapter.  The two were elected by their peers for demonstrating strong academic performance, leadership and professionalism, as well as their ethics and service to the school and community.


Gold Humanism Award

 

Gold Humanism Honor Society
March 2018 Inductee, Courtney Wellman, MD

All on One Campus

The Family Medicine Center is housed in the Marshall University Medical Center.

  • State-of-the-art facility designed with residency training as its focus.
  • 30 examination rooms;
  • specialized procedure rooms for minor surgery, colposcopy, etc.
  • expanded resident work space
  • new residency conference room/library
  • expanded computer systems
  • dedicated counseling and family therapy space
  • patient education rooms
  • easily accessible faculty offices

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The Marshall University Medical Center provides a technologically advanced focal point for the clinical teaching, outreach and service programs of the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. 

  • 185,000-square-foot center connected to Cabell Huntington Hospital and the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center through a shared atrium and multiple connectors.
  • Comprehensive, state of the art center offering both primary and specialty care outpatient services.
  • Houses the main outpatient clinics and clinical education support facilities for seven of the school's major clinical departments:
    • Family & Community Health
    • Neuroscience
    • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    • Orthopedics
    • Pediatrics
    • Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine
    • Surgery
  • Provides a cohesive clinical education environment, allowing medical students, resident physicians and fellows in advanced training to cross specialty lines to follow patients through all stages of care.
  • In addition to a modern health science library and learning center, the center houses the academic and administrative offices of the School of Medicine.

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  • Cabell Huntington Hospital is a regional, 313-bed referral center that serves as the primary teaching hospital for the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. 
  • Cabell Huntington cares for patients from more than 29 counties throughout West Virginia, eastern Kentucky and southern Ohio.
  • The hospital’s emergency/trauma service is a designated Level 2 Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center.
  • It has the highest patient trauma volume of any Level 2 trauma center in West Virginia.
  • It offers specialized care centers such as the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Burn Intensive Care Unit and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
  • It offers the latest in medical technology and individual treatment for critically ill newborns, children and adults.
  • Specially equipped air and ground transport services are always ready for patients requiring immediate attention.


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