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Paid Vacation 3 weeks paid vacation
  • 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
Meals On - call meals are provided by the hospital
Book Fund PGY I: $500.00 annually
PGY II - PGY V: $1,000 annually



PGY I: $52,000
PGY II: $53,000
PGY III: $54,000
PGY IV: $55,000
PGY V: $56,000

F-1: $55,000 
F-2: $56,000
F-3: $57,000
F-4: $58,000

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

Other Benefits
  • Retirement: Residents can contribute to retirement plan however it is not matched by the company.
  • Marshall Rec Center membership with optional discounted rate for spouse.
  • Discounted laundry rate at White Way Cleaners ($8 per white lab coat).

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.

Case Studies

  1. Abruption by Electric Shock (Urian, Franks, Barker)
  2. Fetal Effects of Nadolol (King-Mallory, Barker, Franks)
  3. Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis d/t MAC (Chongswatdi, Ranavaya, Eads, Givens)
  4. Left-Handed Infant: Poland Syndrome (Franks, Bannister, RNettey, Plummer, Fischer)
  5. Mondor’s Syndrome (O’Hanlon, Petrany, Wendt, Groves, Dusing, Hess)
  6. Natural Delivery (Franks)
  7. Postpartum Cardiomyopathy (Krauss, Franks, Barker)
  8. Postpartum LAD Dissection (Patton, McElroy, Trull, McGrogan, Prusak)
  9. Tracheal Stenosis (Rupp, Van Horn, Sexton, Madden)

Clinical Research

  1. ACL Injury Prediction by Functional Testing in Preseason High School Athletes (Rupp)
  2. Board of Pharmacy Effect on Doctor Shopping for Controlled Substances (Becker, Hess)
  3. Dermoscopy Aided Biopsy (O’Hanlon)
  4. Fitness Vital Sign (McCann, Thompson)
  5. Glycemic Control with Steroid Injections (Rupp)
  6. High Medical Utilizer Co-Morbidities (Christiansen, Becker)
  7. Maternal Intuition of Fetal Gender (Barker, Joyce, Franks)
  8. Music & Memory in Dementia (MStickler, Wellman, Given, Joshi, Pinson, Linz, Franks)
  9. Onsite Primary Care Services in Community Based Behavioral Health (KStickler, Mays)
  10. Opioid Management Protocol (McCann)
  11. Pain Perception in a Rural Population (Wendt, McCann)
  12. Physician Burnout (McCann)
  13. E.A.C.H. Trial (Gress, Franks, McCann)
  14. Toradol vs Steroid Shoulder Injections (Rupp)

Educational Research

  1. Rural Family Medicine Scholar Program Analysis (Franks, Barker, Olive)
  2. Teachback Method (Mays, Nair, Mohit)
  3. Time Motion Study of Clinician Work Flow (Nair, Hatfield-Kresh)
  4. twINTERN Fatigue Monitoring (Franks, Petrany, McElroy. Alley)
  5. twINTERN 2 Fatigue Monitoring (Franks, Lambert, Petrany)
  6. Analysis of Public’s Understanding of Family Physicians Scope (Barker, Madden, Franks)
  7. Academic Medicine Course Impact on Career in Academic Medicine (Mays)


  1. Logan County Focus Group Needs Assessment (McCann, Thompson, Plymale)
  2. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research in an Academic PCMH in Rural Appalachia (Becker, Petrany)


  1. Inpatient Medication Reconciliation (Cross, Garbo)
  2. NAS Scoring Standardization Analysis (Curtis, McElroy, Franks)
  3. Outpatient Rooming Work Flow (N.Nettey, R.Nettey, Riley, Chongswatdi, Mays, Franks)
  4. Patient Transfer Center Analysis (Barker, Gibbs, Nair)
  5. PPI Use in the Outpatient Office (Curry, Curtis, Raubitschek, Bell)
  6. RAFT Patient Satisfaction (Bannister, Shaver, Franks)
  7. Rural Immunization Program for the Elderly (Sexton, Vaughan, Bannister, Franks)
  8. Spirometry in COPD (Chongswatdi, Becker)
  9. Predictors of potentially avoidable inter-hospital transfers to an academic medical center (Nair)

Rural Research Grants

  1. Brain Games in Pregnancy Brain (N.Nettey, Cross, Leath, Barker, Franks)
  2. Music & Memory in Dementia (MStickler, Wellman, Given, Joshi, Pinson, Linz, Franks)
  3. Onsite Primary Care Services in Community Based Behavioral Health (KStickler, Mays)
  4. Rural Health Department Opioid Monitoring Protocol (Berry, McCann)
  5. (SMARtI) Shared Minimal Active Reading to Infants (R.Nettey, Steele, Olive, Franks)
  6. Self Esteem & Healthy Habits in Kids (Vaughn, Chaffin, McGrogan, Chongswatdi)
  7. Smoking Cessation Counseling (Smith, Burner, Vance, Clements, Franks)

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. Over 1,400 persons have been treated during this outreach over the past four years.

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. This last year saw significant changes for EMO as the Affordable Care Act continued to provide insurance coverage to many of the patients it has been serving for over 25 years. Additionally, after much effort, the Douglas Center (which houses the EMO clinic, pharmacy, and dental suite) was purchased from Ebenezer by Marshall University. 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. Dr. 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. Approximately 2,500 patients were seen during the 2014-15 year at the Ebenezer Clinic which coordinates all aspects of their care.

Recovery Point

This year we further expanded our community outreach activities by partnering with the Huntington Recovery Point, an addiction recovery center housing 100 clients.  The Department of Family and Community Health now provides comprehensive primary medical care to the clients that participate in their program.  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.

Girls On The Run

The Department of Family and Community Health is involved with Girls on the Run. Girls on the Run is an international organization dedicated to teaching teams of girls grades 3-5 life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and physical activity. The lessons include topics related to understanding self, relationships and the community. Each lesson includes an active game designed to emphasize the day’s topic (i.e. choosing healthy fuel, avoiding bullying, gossip, etc.) while simultaneously preparing the girls to complete a celebration 5K at the end of the season. The girls also design and complete a community service project as part of the curriculum. As soon as the program became available to Cabell County, Marshall Family Medicine’s Dr. Erika Harris brought the program to Nichols Elementary where she has served as head coach for the past year.

Girls on the Run strives to recognize power and responsibility to be intentional in decision making; embrace differences and find strength in connectedness; express joy, optimism and gratitude through words, thoughts and actions; nurture physical, emotional and spiritual health; lead with an open hear and assume positive intent; and stand up for themselves and others.

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. The 2014-2015 academic year was no exception. 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.

Global Medical Brigade (Honduras)

Dr. Clements made his sixth trip to Honduras with the Global Medical Brigade in the 2014-15 academic year. Dr. Clements acts as a faculty supervisor of medical students during this one week excursion to assist the third world community in Honduras. Up to 400 patients were seen daily during their moist recent visit.

Other Community Outreach Activities

The Department of Family and Community Health continued its tradition of broad community service during the 2014-2015 year. Residents and faculty participated in many additional outreach initiatives locally and in southern West Virginia, often in support of the activities of the Robert C. Byrd Center for Rural Health.


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

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

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

2019 AOA Honor society welcomes Family Medicine Resident and Faculty member


AOA national honor society has selected Courtney Wellman, MD, 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.

2014 Awards

Gold Humanism Award


The mission of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) is to recognize individuals who are exemplars of humanistic patient care and who can serve as role models, mentors, and leaders in medicine. The Society currently has over 24,000 members in training and practice. The power of the Society lies in bringing together like-minded individuals to sustain their own humanism and to inspire and nurture humanism in others. GHHS honors medical students, residents, fellows, role-model physician teachers and others who demonstrate excellence in humanistic clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service.

Other Awards

  • Dr. Dilip Nair – Dean’s Award of Excellence in Clinical Care 2017
  • Dr. Stephen Petrany – Excellence in Leadership Award 2017
  • Dr. James Becker – Faculty Impact Award 2017

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


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.


  • 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.