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Didactic Modules

Scholars are required to complete one of the following modules each year.  All modules* are designed to meet the 40 hour didactic requirement.

Interprofessional Education Module

Scholars will participate in interprofessional (IPE) activities that provide information on various healthcare topics.  Additionally, scholars will also engage in reflection, application of knowledge and skills, respectful communication, and gain experience in IPE education.

This course is taught by Gina Baugh, PharmD.  Dr. Baugh is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Director of Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences at WVU's School of Pharmacy, and the Director of Interprofessional Education for the WVU Health Sciences Center.

Cultural Competency Module

Scholars will engage in various opportunities to establish cultural competency with respect to patient care in rural and underserved areas of West Virginia.

This course is taught jointly by Linda Alexander, EdD., and Heather Henderson, MA.  Dr. Alexander is the Senior Associate Dean for Academic, Student and Faculty Affairs for the WVU School of Public Health, and Professor Henderson is the Director of Assessment for the WVU School of Public Health.

Community Rural Immersion Module

Scholars will participate in an interprofessional community-based activity lasting 3-4 days in an underserved or rural area of West Virginia.  This includes community based experiential and clinical learning activities and culminates in a recommended plan of action for addressing a healthcare need (ex: access to services, nutrition, diabetes, etc.). In addition to the immersion, students will engage in additional activities as required by the online module. 

Please note that this module only fulfills the 40 hour didactic requirement. It does NOT fulfill the 40 hour community based education requirement. 

This course is taught by Treah Haggerty, MD.  Dr. Haggerty is the Director of the Rural Scholars Program for WVU's Department of Family Medicine. 



*Additional modules are currently being developed. Please check back for updates.