Pre-Med Pipeline Programs

The Pre-Osteopathic Program is an early assurance program designed for Concord University, Waynesburg University and West Liberty University undergraduate students who have a desire to become an osteopathic physician and have identified the WVSOM as their first choice for pursuing a medical education.

A WVSOM faculty mentor is matched to each student to monitor and encourage his/her science progress, as well as to answer any questions.

WVSOM – RHI Green Coat Program

The RHI Program is working with undergraduate health science students and pre-medical majors. One of the current projects is the WVSOM RHI Green Coat Program.

  • In the Green Coat Program, college students majoring in health sciences (with an interest in medical school) will be immersed in the hospital/clinic setting with supplemental opportunities available through the Statewide Campus office and the hospital partnership to broaden their exposure to working with an inter-professional healthcare team.
  • The intended outcomes of this program are to enhance student's opportunity for acceptance into healthcare professions, enhance student's commitment to becoming a healthcare professional serving rural populations and increase comfort and competency with patient interactions.
  • The criteria for college students interested in the Green Coat Program:
    • Must be a college sophomore or junior majoring in health sciences with an interest in medical school.
    • GPA of 3.0 or higher o Letter of recommendation from an advisor o An official transcript
    • Completion of the Green Coat Application
    • One-page essay describing the student's career goal and how it relates to Primary Care practice in rural WV.