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WVU Rural Health Day

The 3rd annual WVU Rural Health Day will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the
WVU Health Sciences Center in Morgantown.
The application is now open.

Application

The purpose of WVU Rural Health Day is to give pre-health students interested in rural medicine the opportunity to hear about and participate in activities that will enhance, impassion, and provide support in the sometimes daunting path to applying to medical school. Pre-medical undergraduate students will participate in hands-on workshops consisting of suturing, diagnostic ultrasound, intubation and wilderness medicine. There will also be a rural health panel discussion with rural physicians from across the state and a student-lead panel discussion. 

We invite undergraduate students at four-year colleges and universities or at community colleges completing pre-requisites for entry into a four-year college or university from West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee to register for this opportunity. Check out the 2017 agenda to get an idea of what's in store this year!

Please note that the application will remain open until April 1, 2018. We will select the first 80 students that apply. The slots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. We will accept registrants passed 80 just in case a participant may have to decline. 

If you have any questions or would like additional information about WVU Rural Health Day, please contact
Christie Zachary, MA, Program Coordinator for the WVU Institute for Community and Rural Health at 304-581-1789 or by e-mail

WVU Rural Health Day is jointly sponsored by the WVU Institute for Community and Rural Health, Pre-Health Professional Development Office, School of Medicine and Rural Track Programs, WV AHEC, and Maryland AHEC West.