The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine is situated in Lewisburg, WV. Unfortunately, there is no on-campus housing available for students. However, there are many homes in nearby neighborhoods and downtown Lewisburg that are available for rent, and are within walking distance of the campus. To find affordable apartments and homes for rent, students can utilize popular home search websites or visit the WVSOM class Facebook pages. In case of any difficulty, students can contact Student Affairs for assistance. It is advised that students use their own judgment when evaluating a prospective rental unit or landlord/owner. WVSOM Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Fair Housing Act, which can be found on the Housing and Urban Development website.

When you are viewing a potential rental, you should observe its condition and ask the landlord/owner any questions that you might have. Some questions you may want to consider asking are the following:

  • Is there a deposit? If so, how much is it and how can I ensure that I will have the best chance that it will be returned?
  • How do I reach the landlord/owner in case of emergency or if there’s a problem?
  • Are utilites included in the rent
  • Am I responsible for snow removal?
  • Am I responsible for lawn care (mowing, etc.)?
  • Is pest treatment an expense foe which I am responsible?
  • Are pets allowed?
  • Is there an outside light for use at night?
  • Are the locks on the rental adaquately secure?
  • Are there working smoke detectors?


Housing During Clinical Rotations

Most students move out of their apartments at the end of the two years of preclinical training and relocate. Students are expected to secure housing in the area of their assigned statewide campus location while completing years three and four of their medical school training.

If you have a family, you may choose to maintain your Lewisburg residence because your children are in the local school system or your spouse has a job in the local area.

To accommodate those students who have left their lodgings in Lewisburg but who must return to perform clinical rotations in the area, WVSOM maintains the WVSOM Rotation House which has eight beds, available at no rental cost to the student. Reservations must be made for these rooms through the Rotation House Reservation Form, your Statewide Campus Director.