Marshall University's Student Newspaper

The Parthenon

Marshall University's Student Newspaper

The Parthenon

Marshall University's Student Newspaper

The Parthenon

Chris Gardner gave the keynote at the Spring 2024 Commencement.
Class of 2024 Graduates With ‘Permission to Dream’
Anna Holstein, Staff Reporter • April 29, 2024
View All
Griffin Miller tallied four strikeouts in four innings.
Ragin' Cajuns Ravage the Herd
Ben Cower, Student Repoter • April 24, 2024
View All
Walk For Hope Flyer

Courtesy of Phi Alpha
Walk for Hope to Shine Light on Suicide Prevention
Baylee Parsons, Copy Editor • April 19, 2024
View All
The Parthenon on Twitter
Chris Gardner
Spring Commencement to Feature Inspiring Speaker
Sarah Davis, News Editor • April 23, 2024
View All
Check won the javelin throw with a distance of 36.26 meters.
Track and Field Trounce James Madison Invitational
Wade Sullivan, Student Reporter • April 20, 2024
View All
Peter Canellos speaks on the life of Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan.
Amicus Curiae Focuses on Harlan
Sarah Davis, News Editor • April 18, 2024
View All
The Parthenon on Twitter

Med School Launches Rural Residency

Med school faculty cut the ribbon to launch their new rural residency program.
Courtesy of Marshall University News
Med school faculty cut the ribbon to launch their new rural residency program.

After opening its doors in 2021, a new medical residency program is now in full swing.

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine’s rural residency program, in collaboration with the Marshall Community Health Consortium and Logan Regional Medical Center, welcomed its first three residents in the summer of 2023. 

The residency suite, located at Logan Regional Medical Center, was officially applauded by the community with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 10.

The new program will allow residents to reach rural communities for their general surgical needs. It was made possible by the school’s surgical faculty and funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration, according to Dr. Paulette S. Wehner, the vice dean of Graduate Medical Education at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.

Story continues below advertisement

“I am extremely proud of our outstanding general surgery faculty who have embraced the opportunity to provide high quality surgery training in a rural medical center,” she said in a Marshall University statement. “The program would not have been possible without HRSA support and the hard work of countless individuals.”

Following an accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education in 2022, the program is the United States’ first separately accredited rural residency training track program. 

This program is expected to leave an impact on rural West Virginia communities, according to Dr. David Gozal, the vice president of health affairs and dean of the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.

“To truly be a rural health care leader, we must identify scalable solutions with a lasting impact,” Gozal said in a Marshall University statement. “Rural residency programs are one such solution where we’re already seeing immediate results. We look forward realizing the full impact this training program will have in southern West Virginia and beyond in the coming years.”

Leave a Comment
Donate to The Parthenon
$85
$500
Contributed
Our Goal

Your donation will help continue the work of independent student journalism at Marshall University. If you benefit from The Parthenon's free content, please consider making a donation.

More to Discover
Donate to The Parthenon
$85
$500
Contributed
Our Goal

Comments (0)

All The Parthenon Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *