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.
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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.
Medical Schools in West Virginia:
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."
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.
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