Charleston Area Medical Center/West Virginia University-Charleston

Charleston, WV

Sharon Istfan, MD

Program Director

Amanda Mullins

Program Coordinator

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Community-based, academic medical center program nestled in the Appalachian Mountains

  • Serves a diverse population including many rural communities across southern West Virginia

  • Resident continuity clinic is an FQHC based in our medical center

  • Focus on primary care and preparing residents for practice or fellowships

  • Program emphasizes cultivating your individual interests by providing training in advocacy, clinical research, and quality improvement

  • Charleston Area Medical Center is one of the largest health systems in West Virginia and serves the entire southern area of the state

DETAILS
  • Dedicated, free-standing children’s hospital

  • Close-knit community of 21 residents (7 per class)

  • Close collaboration with Behavioral Medicine and Family Medicine residents

  • Over the past 5 years, ~50% of our graduates have pursued fellowship training

  • Rural health training opportunities

LOCATION
  • Diverse, urban/suburban/rural population

  • Wide variety of restaurants, brew pubs, coffee shops

  • Easy driving distance to multiple major cities

  • WV is known for its outdoor activities (whitewater rafting, hiking, mountain biking, skiing, and more)

CURRICULUM
  • 13 blocks per year

  • Opportunity to rotate through all core specialties

  • Hospital-based Child Advocacy Center

  • Individualized electives (education, QI, research)

  • Strong emphasis on scholarly activity

  • Interactive, case-based, academic half-day

DIVERSITY INITIATIVES
  • Multicultural potlucks

  • Participation in GME-led institutional DEI efforts

  • Ongoing education for faculty and residents

ON SOCIAL MEDIA
 
 

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