Education

Better patient outcomes start in the classroom.

Great healthcare professionals don’t just happen. They’re fostered in an environment where compassionate care and curiosity is encouraged from day one. Our students are taking what they learn here and applying it every day to the patients and communities they serve.

Teaching a new generation of health professionals.

WVU’s five health schools — Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health — are constantly adapting to focus education and training efforts on the world’ ever-changing health problems.

Our graduate education programs, WVU Medicine courses and continuing education opportunities offer advanced instruction, training and rotations in the lab, hospital or out in rural clinics.

A Partnership with Purpose

As an academic teaching hospital, West Virginia University’s health students benefit from having access to WVU Medicine — the state’s largest provider of care and largest employer. With the opportunity to work alongside world-class physicians and participate in groundbreaking research, it’s an environment that encourages curiosity, fosters innovation and champions patient-centric care. Through hospitals, clinics and numerous healthcare facilities in communities across West Virginia, our students get hands-on experience with real patients and unique training through rotations, residencies and other educational opportunities on the frontlines of modern patient care.

Hands-on experience. Cutting-edge technology.

When it comes to patient care, experience is everything. With the Center for Simulation Training and Education for Patient Safety, our students are learning life-saving procedures, developing interprofessional communication skills and using new technologies, before they get into patient care environments.

Immersive Education

Being prepared for real-world patient care environments is a crucial part of healthcare education. Having the knowledge of the language of patient care environments, understanding how to work with patients, and how different disciplines communicate can help a medical professional deliver the best possible care right from the start.