School of Medicine welcomes incoming residents, fellows July 1, 2022 Contact: Sheanna M. Spence, Marshall Health/Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, 304-691-1639 More than 94 incoming resident physicians and fellows officially begin training today at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Marshall’s newest cohort of trainees are from 45 medical schools across 13 different states and 10 countries. Thirty-seven are medical alumni from two of West Virginia’s medical schools. Thirty-seven percent are females, and 63% are males. Advanced physician training programs range from one to five years for residencies to one to four additional years beyond residency for fellowships. The hands-on experiences achieved through this intensive learning environment ensure trainees are prepared to enter private practice and/or academic medicine. “The residency and fellowship training programs are a source of pride for the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine,” said Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., the school’s vice dean of graduate medical education. “We provide the training required to prepare new medical school graduates to practice medicine independently. Training young physicians makes every health care system better. With nine accredited residencies and 14 accredited fellowships, as well as two residencies accredited within the Marshall Community Health Consortium, we are training future physicians to serve the Tri-State, southern West Virginia and other underserved rural communities.” A new fellowship program for neonatal-perinatal medicine launched this year. The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine now has 260 total trainees across 25 programs. The largest program is internal medicine, with 70 total residents. ———- Photo: New resident physicians in the internal medicine residency program.