Work Study Positions

If you have been approved for federal work study you may contact the supervisors below to apply for their listed positions. All positions will be compensated at $11.50 per hour.

Clinical Sciences

Supervisor:
Aaron McGuffin
C325
304-654-1995

Hours per week/per student: Up to 15

Positions available: 2

Job Description:

The student will work in cooperation with Dr. McGuffin and the ASPIRE department to create effective study tools for students, specifically on material that is more challenging to learn. The study tools could be in the form of concept maps, matching exercises, mini quizzes/tests etc. that students can self-test on to ensure they are learning the content. This will include both year one and year two students. The material will be posted on a Teams page for all students to access.

ASPIRE

Supervisor:
ASPIRE Staff
A420

Hours per week/per student: 15

Positions available: 1

Job Description:

Coordinating/scheduling art studios.

  • Coordinating/scheduling art studios.
  • Maintaining art studio supplies.
  • Coordinating/scheduling mindfulness sessions.
    • Scheduling for art studios and mindfulness sessions will require coordination with Belinda Evans in Student Affairs.
  • Maintaining the bulletin board in the Tech Building (changing out posters/themes).
  • Other duties as assigned by ASPIRE.

Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

Supervisor:
Tina Allen / Jandy Hanna, PhD
A310A / A311
304-647-6216

Hours per week/per student: 2 - 5 hours per week.

Positions available: 1

Job Description:

 

  • Review grant time and effort entries for accuracy and completeness and communicate any issues with originating personnel for correction and resubmission.
  • Assist with packing and moving preparation of research lab materials.
  • Special Projects as needed.

 

Marketing and Communications

Supervisor:
Jennifer Spencer
C212
304-647-6304

Hours per week/per student: 3 - 15 hours depending on student's availability and academic needs.

Positions available: 1

Job Description:

  • Scan archival WVSOM photos.
  • Place Scanned photos in folder to categorize.

Clinical Evaluation Center - Position one

Supervisor:
Elizabeth Ziner, D.O.
304-647-6218

Hours per week/per student: 15 hours per week

Positions available: 2

Job Description:

  • Develop OSCE differential diagnosis flashcards and counseling tips sheets.
  • Develop and record the following types of OSCE videos:
    • Tips videos for physical exam, communications, OMM and counseling.
    • Encounter demonstration videos.
  • Develop OSCE practice cases for the above and for student practice.
  • Attend a PE Prep session.

Clinical Evaluation Center - Position two

Supervisor:
Elizabeth Ziner, D.O.
304-647-6218

Hours per week/per student: 15 hours per week

Positions available: 4

Job Description:

  • Help to create/publish POCUS Pearls (an ultrasound newsletter).
  • Help setup for US open labs.
  • Help create US how-to videos.
  • Create at least one US Open Lab presentation.
  • Setup and participate in US scanning sessions.
  • Help plan US festival (time permitting and depending on COVID trajectory).

Osteopathic Principles & Practice

Supervisor:
John Garlitz, D.O.
A410A
304-793-6825

Hours per week/per student: 3 - 7 hours

Positions available: 1

Job Description:

Transfer OPP archive videos to digital format with cataloging.

Office of Student Life

Supervisor:
Belinda Evans
SC101C
304-647-6401

Hours per week/per student: 10 - 15 hours per week.

Positions available: 4

Job Description:

  • Assist in ensuring equipment in the Founders Activity Center is in working order and being accessed by those with proper credentials.
  • Assist in ensuring that all visitors of the activity center adhere to recommended COVID-19 restrictions as posted.

Library

Supervisor:
Rachel McGuire
E101
304-793-6562

Hours per week/per student: 8 to 15 hours per week

Positions available: 8

Job Description:

  • Help library-users find physical and digital materials.
  • Check out/in items.
  • Answer question in-person and on phone.
  • Restock printer, stapler, etc.
  • Assist with special projects as assigned.

Center for Rural and Community Health

Supervisor:
Joyce Martin
A213
304-793-6571

Hours per week/per student:10 - 15 hours per week

Positions available: 2

Job Description:

  • Assist our youth outreach efforts through development, implementation, and assessment of projects such as the Youth Opioid Substance Use Awareness Toolkit, youth fitness and nutrition project; and other youth focused activities
  • Assist with our community health literacy and education efforts with development, evaluation and outreach of health awareness scorecards and other community health engagement activities.
  • Help cultivate engagement, visibility, and dissemination to promote and bridge our shared CRCH-WVSOM mission among WVSOM, student and community partners.
  • Assist with various tasks related to education and training, research, engagement and outreach as requested, including basic office support.

Media Services

Supervisor:
Kyle Jones
A121C
304-647-6262

Hours per week/per student: 10-15 hours per week depending on class schedule

Positions available: 8 total, 4 from year one, and 4 from year two

Job Description:

Media Services is the department responsible for helping facilitate all of your classes and labs, both live and archived. This year’s work study program is August 2nd – May 20, 2022. The Media Services work study students work one week on, one week off, alternating with other Media Services work study students.

As a Media Services work study student, you will attend lectures just like a regular student. The only difference is that you will work in concert with the Media Specialist to help present the live faculty presentations and WebEx streaming session. You will then upload the recorded academic content to eMedley and Vimeo for archival purposes following each lecture. That will be in the form of mp4 video files and mp3 audio files.

The position does not require an A/V background, just a little technical savvy. If you know your way around on a computer, can easily navigate web sites, and are able to follow some straightforward instructions, you will do well in this position. It’s a great way to stay engaged, get to know faculty members on a personal basis, and have the satisfaction of helping your fellow students in their pursuit of becoming a physician.

Our department’s goal is to provide students with the best possible educational experience during their first two years at WVSOM!