Medical Schools in West Virginia

Updated: April 3, 2020

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This blog lists the medical schools located in West Virginia and outlines some features of the state which you should consider if you are applying to a medical school in West Virginia.

West Virginia's relatively small population is served by two medical schools, making it an ideal state to consider studying in, especially if one wants exposure to rural medicine, as well as underserved populations.

1. Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine

2. West Virginia University School of Medicine

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Medical Schools in West Virginia:

1. Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine – Location: Huntington, WV

Established in the 1970's, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine sees roughly 2200 applicants competing for 80 available spots. The school's mission is to "provide high-quality medical education and postgraduate training programs to foster a skilled physician workforce to meet the unique healthcare needs of West Virginia and Central Appalachia."

Prerequisite Courses - Semester Hours

General biology or zoology (with lab): 8

General chemistry (with lab): 8

Organic chemistry (with lab:) 8

Biochemistry: 3

Physics (with lab): 8

English: 6

Social or behavioral sciences: 6

Highly Recommended Courses 

Statistics/Biostatistics or Epidemiology: 3

Cellular and Molecular Biology: 3

Admission statistics

Minimum considered GPA: 3.0

Minimum considered MCAT: 496

2. West Virginia University School of Medicine – Location: Morgantown, WV

West Virginia University School of Medicine's mission statement is to "support a culture of purpose, accountability, honesty and gratitude that prepares our learners to be resilient and confident as they care for people, conduct research and transform lives." On average, each year roughly 5500 applicants compete for 110 available spots into the MD program.

Prerequisite courses - Semester Hours

Biology or Zoology: 6 

General Chemistry: 6 

Organic Chemistry: 6 

Substitute with 3 Hours Organic Chemistry and 3 Hours Biochemistry

Physics: 6 

Lab Courses: 6 

Lab Courses must be in Biology, Biochemistry, Physics, Inorganic or Organic Chemistry

Recommended Pre-Medical Coursework

Biochemistry

Cell and Molecular Biology

Physiology

Admission statistics

Average accepted GPA: 3.80

Average accepted MCAT: 509

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