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Pediatric Residency Program
Marshall University
Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
1600 Medical Center Drive, Ste. 3500
Huntington, WV 25701
304-691-1374
304-691-1375 (fax)

Audra Pritt, M.D.
Program Director, Department of Pediatrics
bannister4@marshall.edu

Lisa G. Watts
Pediatric Academic & Training Administrator
lwatts@marshall.edu

Although this represents the 2016 version of the curriculum, we have opted to use it for our program rather than updated versions due to changes in 2017 that made the curriculum much more generalized. 

Didactic Curriculum - 2-Year Series

ABP Content Outline Area

November

Musculoskeletal Disorders/Sports Medicine

December

Neurologic Disorders 1

January

Preventive Pediatrics/Poisoning/Environmental Expos.

Febuary

Emergency Care

March

Critical Care

April

Fetus and Newborn Infant

May

Collagen Vascular/Renal/Disorders of Eye/Miscellany

June

Neurologic Disorders 2

July

Fluid and Electrolyte Metabolism

August

Nutrition and Nutritional Disorders

September

Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders

October

Respiratory Disorders

November

Allergic and Immunologic Disorders

December

Patient Safety and Quality Improvement

January

Skin Disorders

February

Growth and Development

March

Infectious Diseases

April

Metabolic Disorders

May

Behavioral/Mental Health/Psychosocial/Abuse

June

Pharmacology and Pain Management

July

Adolescent Medicine/Gynecology/Substance Abuse

August

Endocrine Disorders

September

Blood and Neoplastic Disorders

October

Cardiovascular Disorders

One of our program aims is to serve the needs of our infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), through both direct patient care and by teaching about the comprehensive needs of this unique population. Our faculty and residents are known at a national level for their work and research on this area. 

>>Learn more about the dedicated Neonatal Therapeutic Unit where we treat NAS infants at Hoops Family Children's Hospital. 

One of our program aims is serving the needs of underserved individuals in the central Appalachian region through both direct patient care and by fostering an understanding of rural populations and the unique challenges of providing health care in small communities. 

As detailed in the article, "Adequately Preparing Physicians for Rural Health Practice," our residency program recently focused on the topic of rural health practice by surveying residency graduates practicing in rural areas. Likewise, these graduates share their experiences with current residents through grand rounds and discussion sessions focused on how to best prepare for a rural general pediatric practice. 

Residents and faculty continue to use the guidance provided by study findings to present at conferences and research events.  

Marshall Pediatrics physician, Dr. Marie Frazier serves as the medical director of the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) at Hoops Family Children’s Hospital.  The CAC has provided care to hundreds of children and adolescents in our community since opening in 2017.  A curriculum has been developed for the pediatric residents and hospital medicine fellows to further educate them in how to examine and care for children that have experienced sexual abuse, testify in court to aid in conviction of their perpetrators, as well as in the unique psychosocial characteristics that must be considered in caring for these children. The CAC was able to meet the criteria for national accreditation by the National Children’s Alliance and was awarded accreditation in 2020.

Angie Seay is the CAC Coordinator.  She is responsible for scheduling appointments, coordinating interviews and follow-up with law enforcement, Child Protective Services (CPS) and outside agencies involved with the children we see.  She is also our forensic interviewer (1 of 2) and has completed over 500 of the forensic interviews for the CAC.  She also has extensive experience with the CPS system as she is a licensed social worker and worked at CPS for 17 years.  She is considered the “backbone” of the CAC and an invaluable team member. 


Marie Frazier, MD
Director of CAC

Our inpatient pediatric service led by our Pediatric Hospital Medicine team provides evidence based care during Family Centered Rounds in a team based educational setting.