Marshall Family Medicine Residency provides a broad-based educational experience leading to competency in all types of practice settings. Residents with a special interest in rural practice have the opportunity to receive unique and extensive experiences in rural settings. They will learn how to function in areas where access to immediate referral is limited and where the latest diagnostic and treatment equipment is not always available. The Rural Health Track emphasizes development of an entire range of practice skills needed to care for the vast array of patient problems encountered by today's family physicians.
"Participating in the MU Family Medicine Rural Track really made me feel like I was a part of the community that I was serving, and it gave me real-world clinical experience that has helped in post-residency practice."
-- Lucia Soltis, MD
A partial listing of the special offerings provided by the program that will uniquely equip residents for rural service includes:
The Department of Family and Community Health is located in the foothills of the beautiful Appalachian Mountains. The Residency Program, through faculty and graduates, has affiliation with numerous rural and small town health centers throughout West Virginia, including the Lincoln Primary Care Center (LPCC) which provides the site for the Rural Health Track.