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Academics - D.O.

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Lecture Hall

Years 1 & 2

In the first two years of the comprehensive medical education program, learning takes many forms: in the lecture hall, in the laboratory, and through interaction with standardized patients and 24 high fidelity human simulators – including male and female adults, children, newborns and a robot that simulates delivery of a baby.

In a survey of current students, the emphasis on early clinical experience was their number one reason for attending WVSOM. Students learn a variety of clinical skills with real patients as early as their first year. These curricular activities integrate the basic sciences and their application to the patient.

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Pre-Clinical Education

Osteopathic Principles and Practices (OPP)


Years 3 & 4

During years three and four, students have the advantage of WVSOM's Statewide Campus. The system of seven main sites located throughout West Virginia with additional surrounding partner hospitals and clinics allows students to hone clinical skills in physician offices and hospital settings.

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Pre-Doctoral Clinical Education

WVSOM Statewide Campus

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