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Human Resources

The Office of Human Resources is dedicated to fostering a work environment that attracts and inspires excellence in faculty and staff, allowing WVSOM to successfully fulfill its educational mission. Under the direction of Leslie Bicksler, Vice President for Human Resources, the department is responsible for recruitment, hiring, and retention of a diverse, qualified workforce. The Office of Human Resources provides labor relation services along with employee training and evaluation programs. The Office of Human Resources' goal is the development of a highly qualified faculty and staff workforce and to help create a work environment which fosters individual achievement, teamwork, integrity, professionalism and accountability.

The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) is committed to fostering an educational environment that values the development of human potential, cultural and ethnic diversity, and understanding. ​WVSOM will not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student or applicant for admission on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, veteran or military status, disability, genetic information, or other category that is protected under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. ​WVSOM neither knowingly affiliates with nor grants recognition to any individual, group or organization having such discriminatory policies or practices. This rule extends to all WVSOM activities related to the management of its educational, employment, financial, business and other affairs. It applies to all personnel management practices including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, transfer, promotion, training, compensation, benefits, layoff and termination. WVSOM is committed to maintaining an atmosphere that is free of discrimination and harassment in any form. ​

WVSOM will continue to take affirmative action measures to ensure the entry of qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities as defined by law into the faculty, staff and student bodies. In education, equal opportunity on a merit basis is fundamental to equality in all other forms of human behavior; therefore, commitment to this goal is required of every WVSOM employee.

Office Hours

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday (excluding observed holidays)

WVSOM Named a "Great Colleges to Work For" 2018 Honor Role

The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) has been recognized for the seventh time as one of the best schools in the nation to work for, according to a survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education’s annual report on academic workplaces. The school has also been included on the Honor Roll, which is a distinction awarded to institutions that are cited most often across all recognition categories.  WVSOM was recognized in 10 out of 12 categories.