Marshall University in WV?

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  1. Peeshee

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    Is there anyone from Marshall? Could you describe how the classes are and how the clinical experiences are? I really like the idea of the rural medicine program, and I also saw on the website that they have international electives. That is really great! Do you know if they accept transfers?
    Thanks!
     
  2. KyGrlDr2B

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    I don't attend the med school, but I'm a bio major at the university. I've had tons of correspondence with the faculty and staff at the med school. If you go to the web site and email or call Cindy Warren, I believe is her name, she is tons of help. If you are out of state, keep in mind that Marshall accepts only abut 2 out of states each year. I'm out of state (KY). Hope I could be of some help. :) By the way, I think her email is [email protected], but double check first!
     
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    Finally! Another undergrad from Marshall has joined SDN, other than myself! Ironically enough, I am also a KY resident.

    I agree that Ms. Warren is a very good resource. I spoke with her this summer, face to face, and she was extremely helpful.

    I also agree that it is fairly difficult to get into MUSOM out of state. Like she said already, they only take 2 WV non-residents and even at that, you have to live in a state that borders WV or have very strong ties to WV.

    As far as the med school is concerned, they mix PBL into their curriculum, but I am uncertain as to how much. I do know that as a MUSOM student, your first patient contact comes within the first or second week of your freshman year and it continues through both non-clinical years.

    Clinical experiences include 2 month rotations of surgery, peds, medicine, FP, psych, and OBGYN, all in your junior year. Senior year is left totally up to the student. At Marshall, you can continue rotating in one of the above areas or pathology. If you want to do other fields, you'll probably have to go elsewhere. I know there's an EM rotation about 1 hour or so from Huntington.

    Anyway, I hope that helps some. I don't really know anything about the international rotations though. Check the website.

    Ok, just out of curiosity, KyGrl...what year are you? I'm a sophomore small chem major, in case you were wondering.
     
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    Well, I'm in a hurry so I must make this quick. I'm a Mountaineer at heart, but I have no qualms at all about Marshall. Definitely, make it a point to speak with Cindy Warren. Not only is she loads of help, she's extremely pleasant, and I do believe she works EXTREMELY close with the admissions board. As for classes: not bad at all for the first year. We're out early afternoon most days except Monday. They structure a lot of time for us to study on our own (which seems to be the preferred method of learning), but they have enough things to encourage us to be here at the school so that we may be forced to study. As for seeing patients: I started about a month after school, but I could have started a little earlier. It's mandatory, but it's extremely flexible as to when we schedule meeting with a mentor. On top of that, it's pretty cool. Finally, there is a pretty cool program with wilderness medicine, and international medicine. However, the international travel, etc. are to be funded by the student I'm pretty sure. I do think that they are pretty liberal with loan money for that though. Don't quote me on that though. I missed the club meeting on it the other day. Sorry I was a little vague, but I've gotta go.
     
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    Sorry. They do accept transfers (3rd and 4th year primarily), I hear. And I believe we have about 4 out of staters.
     
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    Hey Psi...

    What's the only sign of intelligent life in Morgantown?

    A roadsign that says:

    Huntington 207

    Ok, sorry...I couldn't resist though.


    I'm really glad to hear some positive comments about MUSOM. I definitely plan to apply there, and probably to Morgantown, too. But I've still got a couple years.
     
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    Firebird-I'm a SR Bio major. I'm applying right now actually, got an interview next week at U of L. Woo Hoo!! :cool:
     
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    Congrats! Louisville has one of the best transplant hospitals (if not THE best) in the world. It also has a major trauma center...so there's a lot of opportunities there!

    By the way...I noticed that we posted the last two messages within a very short period of time. You weren't by chance in Drinko were you?
     
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