General Overview

The Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program at Marshall University is based at the Marshall University Medical Center in Huntington, West Virginia. Marshall University School of medicine has been rated as "highly positive" in both academic atmosphere and family life, according to a nationwide survey conducted by State University of New York. This rating was based upon grant support, publications, teaching, tenure, productivity, low crime rate, child care and school systems.

Since its establishment in 1976, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University has been a nontraditional, community-integrated school working with community partners to help fulfill its mission to provide excellence in medical education, research and patient care. The school has placed special emphases on its goals of training primary care physicians and developing programs to help the state's underserved rural communities.


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

Each Resident will receive the most current editions of:

  • Nelson's Textbook of Pediatrics
  • Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine
  • Harriett Lane Handbook
  • Zitelli's Atlas of Physical Diagnosis
  • Smith's Recognizable Pattern of Human Malformations

In addition, each PGY1 resident receives $500 and all other levels, $1,000 per year for additional books and other educational resources or activities approved by the department.

Additional benefits include:

  • Annual subscription to PREP (Pediatrics in Review) with PREP questions
  • On-line access to Up-to-Date
  • 2 new lab coats the first year; 1 new lab coat every year thereafter (embroidered)

Professional Dues:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American College of Physicians

Sample Schedule

Year One Year Two Year Three Year Four
Medicine Inpatient Medicine Inpatient Medicine Inpatient Medicine Inpatient
Medicine Inpatient Medicine Inpatient Medicine Inpatient Medicine Inpatient
Medicine ICU Medicine EM Medicine ICU Medicine Ambulatory
Medicine Ambulatory Medicine Ambulatory Medicine Geriatrics Medicine Ambulatory
Medicine Elective Medicine Cardiology Medicine Elective Medicine EM
Medicine Elective Medicine Elective Medicine Elective Medicine Elective
Pediatric Inpatient Pediatric Inpatient Pediatric Inpatient Pediatric Inpatient
Pediatric Ambulatory Newborn Nursery Pediatric Office Based Ambulatory Pediatric Inpatient
NICU Pediatric ICU Pediatric Ambulatory NICU
Behavior & Development Pediatric Cardiology NICU Pediatrics Ambulatory
Pediatric EM Pediatric Elective Adolescent Pediatric Elective
Pediatric Elective Pediatric Elective Pediatric EM Pediatric Elective

Printable Sample Schedule (PDF)

Clinical Sites

The Combined program at Marshall University is highly integrated into three separate hospitals in addition to the Marshall University Medical Center Building. In spring of 2007 we opened the Byrd Clinical Center for internal medicine – cardiac services.

Cabell Huntington Hospital is contiguous with the Medical Center building and is the site for all inpatient pediatric activities as well as some internal medicine educational experiences. Cabell Huntington Hospital houses an 18 bed MICU, a 10 bed PICU, a 29 bed Level III NICU, and an 8 bed Burn ICU. A regional dialysis unit is also on the premises.

St. Mary's Hospital serves as an additional training site for internal medicine activities. It is also the site of the interventional cardiac catheterization lab as well as the cardiothoracic surgical service. It also houses a 10 bed MICU, a 10 bed SICU and a 10 bed Coronary Care Unit. Both hospitals serve as major regional referral tertiary care centers and bases of operation for Med-Com Emergency Medical Transportation Services which provide both ground and air transport for Eastern Kentucky, Southeastern Ohio, and Southern West Virginia.

The Byrd Clinical Center has been developed as part of Marshall University's Robert C. Byrd Center for Rural Health. This site houses major new medical student teaching facilities and clinical education patient care clinics that enable the School of Medicine to increase the size of its medical school class over the next several years, making it possible for Marshall to increase the number of well-trained doctors practicing in southern West Virginia and surrounding areas.

The ground floor of the Byrd Clinical Center contains a state-of the-art medical education teaching facility, including a 125 seat tiered classroom, several smaller classrooms and student study and lounge areas. Most significantly, a “Clinical Skills Laboratory” is included where medical students and residents can develop and hone their patient care skills using both computer-based models and live simulated patients, before moving into the "live" patient care settings contained on the upper floors. Three floors of patient care and clinical education space above provide expanded patient care capacity for up to 75,000 patient visits per year. Services include both General Internal Medicine and medical specialties including Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Infectious Diseases, Pulmonary and Rheumatology. The School of Medicine's Hanshaw Geriatric Center has relocated to the new facility as well as its Chertow Diabetes Center. The top floor houses a “Heart Institute”, combining the resources of the School’s cardiology, pulmonary and cardio-thoracic surgery faculty to focus on a chronic disease that more frequently affects southern West Virginia and its aging population.

Please visit the following websites for more information on our community:

Cabell-Huntington Convention & Visitors Bureau
Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce
Marshall University Community Information