Better patient outcomes start in the classroom.
Great healthcare professionals don’t just happen. They’re fostered in an environment where compassionate care and curiosity are encouraged from day one. Our students are taking what they learn here and applying it every day to the patients and communities they serve.
A Partnership with Purpose
As an academic teaching hospital, West Virginia University’s health students benefit from having access to WVU Medicine — the state’s largest provider of care and largest employer. With the opportunity to work alongside world-class physicians and participate in groundbreaking research, it’s an environment that encourages curiosity, fosters innovation and champions patient-centric care. Through hospitals, clinics and numerous healthcare facilities in communities across West Virginia, our students get hands-on experience with real patients and unique training through rotations, residencies and other educational opportunities on the frontlines of modern patient care.
Being prepared for real-world patient care environments is a crucial part of healthcare education. Having the knowledge of the language of patient care environments, understanding how to work with patients, and how different disciplines communicate can help a medical professional deliver the best possible care right from the start.