Who We Are

A mission of care in everything we do.

As a land-grant institution, the wellness of West Virginians is one of our top priorities. It’s why our students participate in rural rotations. It’s why our physicians serve our community members. It’s why our technologies and treatments are state of the art.

Going First, Together.

Everything we do here ripples through the state. That’s why we’re also renewing our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. No matter who you are or where you’re from, you’re welcome here — and we’re here for you.

In each of its schools, Health Sciences has implemented Diversity and Inclusion teams, comprised of administrators, faculty, staff and students, to help navigate the ideas of “diversity and inclusion” and all their complexities. We want to be better.

We’re working toward a better West Virginia.

Constantly improving our community — both in terms of wellness, and diversity, equity and inclusion — will be a challenge, but we’re Mountaineers. And we live for a challenge.

It’s time to come together and boldly pursue change for the good of all.

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Academic Teaching Hospital

WVU Medicine offers 1,641 licensed beds across 10 hospitals. Consistently ranked as a top academic medical center, WVU Medicine offers a unique collaborative space for our faculty, staff and students to learn with real patients and delivering life-changing patient outcomes.

We believe the role of a great academic medical center is to solve real problems and improve the health of our citizens. Across all of WVU — not just at the Health Sciences campuses — that duty is woven throughout our educational, research and community service activities.

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Health, Wellness and Prosperity: A Vision for West Virginia

An alumnus of the School of Medicine, Clay Marsh, M.D., returned to West Virginia University to serve as executive dean of the school and provide leadership to all five health schools and its numerous health centers and institutes. In his position, Clay envisions a future for West Virginia that believes it should place an emphasis on wellness, mindfulness, mental health, community and preventive health approaches through every aspect of patient care and research.

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West Virginia University attracts top-level talent across all of its majors, fields and programs. We're always looking for health professionals to join our team to foster an environment of patient-centered care, innovation, curiosity and service to the state.