Statewide Campus

The Statewide Campus system at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine consists of seven regions across the state where third- and fourth-year medical students fulfill their clinical rotations in participating West Virginia hospitals.

The system is geared toward an enhanced curriculum that encourages students who become physicians to practice in West Virginia.

Each regional campus site provides structured programs for students through small group interactions, lectures and clinical case conferences. The Statewide Campus program has garnered more than 2500 preceptors who help to provide a stronger infrastructure for clinical and postgraduate training.

SWC Clinical Resources

Localized Residency Programs Improve Educational Experience

WVSOM officials saw a need for a Statewide Campus system to ensure students were receiving the utmost educational experience, a more stable home life and more opportunities to complete their residency programs in the state.
Prior to the inception of the program, students were scattered across the U.S. for their clinical rotations. Through regional assistant deans and physicians, students gain a stronger clinical rotation experience from these mentors as well as enhance their learning through personal evaluations.

Inspiring Rural Doctors

The goal of the system is similar to WVSOM's mission to train students who will be inspired to become doctors in rural areas. Studies have shown that nearly 80 percent of physicians who complete their predoctoral medical training, internship or residency in a state remain in that state to practice medicine. Other advantages of the statewide system include the opportunity for hospitals to recruit students in a residency program; medical education and residency directors get to know students on a long-term basis; and students and their families become more established in the community as well as take part in more ongoing community projects. About 60 hospitals, clinics and medical centers across West Virginia participate in the Statewide Campus program.

Statewide Campus Sites

Statewide Campus sites are divided into seven geographical regions. South East, South Central, South West, Central West Northern, Central East and Eastern

WV map showing Statewide Campus regions

South East Region: Princeton, Beckley, Lewisburg

Regional Assistant Dean: Hilary Hamric, DO

Director: Megan Meador, MA

Administrative Assistant: Cynthia (Cindy) Stowers

(304) 256-4400

Base Hospitals

Beckley Appalachian Regional Healthcare Hospital | Greenbrier Valley Medical Center | WVU Medicine Princeton Community Hospital | Raleigh General Hospital

Northern Region: Wheeling, Weirton, Steubenville

Regional Assistant Dean: Lisa Hrutkay, DO

Director: Mary Beth Fitch

Administrative Assistant: Ashley Millard

(304) 905-8492

Base Hospitals

Washington Health System | Weirton Medical Center | WVU Medicine Wheeling Hospital | WVU Medicine Reynolds Memorial Hospital | Trinity Health System

Eastern Region: Martinsburg, Petersburg, Hagerstown, Frederick

Regional Assistant Dean: James Wadding, DO

Director: Carolyn Cox, MA

Administrative Assistant: Mary Frances Horton

(304) 596-6335

Base Hospitals

Frederick Health Hospital | Grant Memorial Hospital | Meritus Medical Center | WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center | WVU Medicine Jefferson Medical Center

South West Region: Huntington, Gallipolis

Regional Assistant Dean: Jimmy Adams, DO

Director: Carolyn Penn

Administrative Assistant: Matthew Hunter, MS

(304) 399-7591

Base Hospitals

St. Mary's Medical Center | Holzer Health Systems

Central East Region: Bridgeport, Elkins, Buckhannon, Morgantown

Regional Assistant Dean: Josalyn Mann, DO

Director: Adrienne Tucker, MPA

Administrative Assistant: Lori Wetzel

(304) 637-3655

Base Hospitals

Davis Medical Center | Mon Health Medical Center | WVU Medicine St Joseph's Hospital | WVU Medicine United Hospital Center

Central West Region: Parkersburg, Marietta

Regional Assistant Dean: Marla Haller, DO

Director: Joan Gates

Administrative Assistant: Kelita Deems

(304) 428-4929

Base Hospitals

Marietta Memorial Hospital | WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center

South Central Region: Charleston, Logan

Regional Assistant Dean: Michael Peterson, DO

Regional Assistant Dean: Brandon Rose, DO

SC Director: Karen Sadd

SWC Director: Sarah Collins

Administrative Assistant: Michael Rader

Administrative Assistant: Jennifer (Jenny) Scott

(304) 720-8832

Base Hospitals

Charleston Area Medical Center | Logan Regional Medical Center | Thomas Memorial Hospital