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WVU’s first-year medical students kickoff orientation with hands-on learning, life skills

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WHO: 120 incoming West Virginia University medical students

WHAT: Orientation and professional development activities

WHEN: Wed., July 31 – Thurs., Aug. 8 

WHERE: Most events take place at the WVU Health Sciences Center in Morgantown unless otherwise noted below


  • Wednesday (July 31) Health Sciences Center
    2:45 p.m. —Stop the Bleed, an interactive training to teach individuals how to prevent death from hemorrhage
  • Thursday (Aug. 1) Chestnut Ridge Park’s WestVaco Building, Morgantown
    Note: Rain location: WVU Shell Building, Morgantown
    10 a.m. — Hands-on skills sessions
    12:15 p.m.— Team building exercises
  • Wednesday (Aug. 7) Health Sciences Center
    3 p.m. — Student Organization Fair
  • Thursday (Aug. 8) Health Sciences Center
    2 p.m.— Interactive tours of the Health Sciences Center for Family members
    5 p.m. — Oath of Integrity Ceremony

About the School of Medicine and the incoming class:

  • Students from the M.D. Class of 2023 hail from 12 states and Canada. 
  • Thirty-six percent of the class have degrees from WVU while the remainder of the class represent 48 other undergraduate institutions. 
  • Two members of the class have served in the U.S. military. 
  • A portion of the class members have prior experience in the healthcare field, serving as emergency medical technicians, medical assistants, medical research assistants, certified nurse assistants and scribes. 



CONTACT: Cassie Thomas
WVU School of Medicine

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