HUNTINGTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Nearly 100 resident physicians and fellows began training Friday at Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.
The trainee lineup consists of students from 45 medical schools from 13 different states and 10 countries.
Advanced physician training provides hands-on experience to ensure trainees are as prepared as possible for entry into private practices or academic medicine. These programs range from one to five years of residencies to one to four years beyond residency for fellowships.
“The residency and fellowship training programs are a source of pride for the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine,” said Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., the school’s vice dean of graduate medical education. “We provide the training required to prepare new medical school graduates to practice medicine independently. Training young physicians makes every health care system better. With nine accredited residencies and 14 accredited fellowships, as well as two residencies accredited within the Marshall Community Health Consortium, we are training future physicians to serve the Tri-State, southern West Virginia and other underserved rural communities.”
This year also saw the launch of a new fellowship program for neonatal-perinatal medicine. There are now 260 total trainees studying at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine across 25 programs. The largest program, internal medicine, hosts 70 total residents.