School of Medicine Coronavirus Update:
Read for more details specific to medical students and School of Medicine events.


Health Care Pathways Initiative (HCPI)

The Health Care Pathways Initiative, or HCPI, gives high school students from West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky a glimpse into the care setting and structure of STEM workplaces, including those in science, research, health care, pharmacy, nursing health informatics and engineering. HCPI is funded by the Army Educational Outreach Program (UNITE), a Walgreens Diversity Grant, Marshall Health and the Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy.

This event is traditionally an in-person, residential, four-week experience for ninth through 12th graders. However, for the 2021 session, HCPI will be hosted in a virtual classroom environment from Tuesday, June 1, through Wednesday, June 30, 2021.  >>Learn More 

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: The application deadline for the 2021 session is Friday, May 7. Session dates are June 1-30, 2021. 

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Project PREMED

Project PREMED offers an opportunity for undergraduate ethnic minority students to explore medical school as a career path. Students also gain insights into the processes and preparation required for applying to and attending medical school. Project PREMED is a five-day residential experience held during the summer. Due to COVID-19, this program will be held virtually for 2021.  >>Learn More

Virtual Program Dates: July 19-23, 2021


The application deadline for the 2021 session is Monday, May 3. Session dates are July 19-23, 2021. 

Diversity, Inclusion & Community Building Town Hall Series

November 10, 2020: A Conversation on the Advancement of Women in Health Care
Panelists: Dr. Paulette Wehner, Ginger Boles, Dr. Janet Wolcott, Dr. Cynthia Jones

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September 22, 2020: Mental Health - Providing a Listening Ear: Mental health and well-being in the time of COVID-19
Panelists: Dr. Robert Johnson, Dr. Candace Layne, Paula Rymer, Dr. Angela Thorp

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August 25, 2020: LGBTQ Health - What do you know? What can you learn?    
Panelists: Rev. Timothy S. Dixon, Rosemary Ketchum, Ally Layman, Dr. Bobby Miller, Shawn Schulenberg

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July 29, 2020: Let’s Talk about Racism & Bias in Pharmacy & Medicine
Panelists: Dr. James Frazier, Dr. Jennifer Hawkins, Dr. Cynthia Jones, Dr. Leonard White, Dr. Kevin Yingling

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Falls Prevention Symposium

Community and health professionals who work with the elderly are invited to attend this free two-day event hosted by Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of MedicineMarshall University School of PharmacyWest Virginia Bureau of Senior Services and Cabell Huntington Hospital. The symposium covers a variety of topics related to falls prevention and senior health. 

Falls prevention remains one of the most important topics in geriatric medicine. Individuals 65 and older account for 75% of the fall-related deaths that occur annually. Many of the known risk factors for falling can be mitigated or completely eliminated, so education in this area is critically important.

The 2020 symposium has been postponed. Please check back for additional information. 

Black Men in White Coats

The mission of Black Men in White Coats is to seek to increase the number of black men in the field of medicine by exposure, inspiration, and mentoring. Black Men in White Coats recently released a documentary film to encourage young African American men and boys who dream of becoming a doctor. 


JCESOM Documentary Panel Discussion

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