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Graduate Medical Education welcomes the 2024 cohort of trainees

West Virginia University School of Medicine’s newest class of 236 resident and fellow physicians, dentists and clinical psychologists will begin training in the Graduate Medical Education program at the Morgantown, Parkersburg and Harpers Ferry campuses. The majority will be starting clinical work the first week of July.

“WVU is the oldest and largest medical education institution in the state offering specialized graduate medical training in rural, primary and specialty care,” said Manuel Vallejo, M.D., D.M.D., associate dean and designated institutional official for graduate medical education. “It’s an exciting time for everyone. Our learners get to begin rotations and settle in to their new departments and homes. We get to meet the many of the best and brightest as they build on the skills that will serve them the rest of their careers.”

Dr. Vallejo also emphasized the variety of training programs the current class of medical residents are training in. Overall, 85 specialties are represented with internal medicine being the most popular, with 29 trainees. The transitional year program is starting 13 trainees and the psychiatry program is starting 11.

This year’s incoming graduate trainees come from 30 states and 26 countries, representing 102 medical schools.

The incoming residents’ average reported age is 29 years old, with the oldest at 56 years old and the youngest at 24 years old with 61% identifying as men and 39% identifying as women.

A total of 89 are from West Virginia, with 65 WVU School of Medicine graduates, 10 from Marshall University School of Medicine and 14 from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.

This year’s annual GME-sponsored New Resident Orientation conference will occur over two days on June 24 and 25 in the Hostler Auditorium.

Currently, there are more than 640 residents and fellows training within the WVU Medicine- Hospital system.

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