The family medicine residency at Marshall is a springboard into a variety of professional paths. Our graduates have numerous career choices, some of them including academic medicine, private practice or fellowship training. Marshall Family Medicine residents receive a comprehensive education that ensures they are prepared to practice medicine in diverse settings based on their own interests.
"I came to the Marshall Family Medicine Residency program after finishing medical school at Marshall. Family med was the natural choice for me as I had a never ending list of interests in medicine ranging from geriatrics and palliative care to wilderness medicine. After residency, I went to work in the Emergency Department at Cabell Huntington Hospital.
My favorite rotations in residency were our departments inpatient service along with the one month rotations in the medical ICU and with the trauma service. Those months were certainly some of the most demanding times in residency but also made me realize how well I had been trained to keep patients with severe illness alive.
I have been working in the Emergency Room since finishing residency but will be moving at the end of this year to Lewisburg, West Virginia, to join a private practice where I will be doing a combination of inpatient medicine and nursing home care."
Lee VanHorn, MD
2017 Program Graduate
"Marshall's family medicine residency is a great training program, and I cannot think of a better place to learn the full spectrum of family medicine. Residency can be isolating from those outside the medical community. At Marshall, faculty along with my fellow residents and colleagues were always supportive and encouraging. There was always the sense of being a part of a team and the importance of a work-life balance. The training I received made me a well-rounded family physician, which provided me with a number of career paths to pursue after residency. I would not change the teaching and lessons I learned while at Marshall for anything.
Currently, I am completing a Sleep Medicine Fellowship at Stanford University, with plans to practice sleep medicine following fellowship."
Brandon Flores, MD
2020 Program Graduate
"I have nothing but fond memories of my three years of residency at Marshall. Residency was the first time I ever lived outside of my home state of Pennsylvania, but because of my co-residents and faculty members I felt constantly supported and made lifelong friends along the way. The education I received was excellent, but one valuable characteristic of this program is the flexibility. I knew early on I wanted to pursue an obstetrics fellowship and that having prior OB experience would make me a more competitive candidate. Marshall worked with me to tailor my electives throughout my second and third years of residency, which led to multiple fellowship offers. During fellowship I was able to use my training when I acted as the attending physician on the medicine service and as a preceptor in the outpatient clinic.
I am currently working as a FP-OB and faculty member for the Tallahassee Memorial Family Practice Residency Program."
Kaitlin McGrogan, MD
2018 Program Graduate