WVSOM recognized as a Great College to Work For

The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) has been recognized for the seventh time as one of the best schools in the nation to work for, according to a survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education’s annual report on academic workplaces. The school has also been included on the Honor Roll, which is a distinction awarded to institutions that are cited most often across all recognition categories.

WVSOM was recognized in 10 out of 12 categories including:

  1. Collaborative governance
  2. Compensation and benefits
  3. Confidence in leadership
  4.  Facilities, workspaces and security 
  5. Job satisfaction
  6. Professional/career-development programs 
  7. Respect and appreciation 
  8. Teaching environment 
  9. Tenure clarity and process
  10. Work-life balance

Leslie Bicksler, WVSOM’s vice president of human resources, said the recognition reinforces WVSOM’s reputation as a vital organization in the community, throughout the state of West Virginia and in the communities in which graduates practice.  

“WVSOM has received this recognition over several years and it is always a topic of conversation with our applicants at WVSOM,” she said. “Applicants, whether prospective students or job applicants, consistently state how warm and inviting the campus is. Our people are the building blocks of this campus, and receiving recognition shows the world that WVSOM is truly a great place to work.”

WVSOM President, Dr. James W. Nemitz, said he is excited to lead such a reputable institution.

“What makes WVSOM a great school to work for are the people who work here. We are blessed to have an amazing team of employees who help provide our students with the best possible education,” Nemitz said. “Everyone at WVSOM is important and valued for their contributions. It truly is an honor that our faculty and staff recognize WVSOM as a Great College to Work For in so many different categories.”

WVSOM has built a culture based on family values and employee unity, which is a culmination of more than 40 years of teamwork, according to Tiffany Burns, WVSOM’s director of human resources.

“Based on the school’s history, and looking to the school’s future, WVSOM’s employees know the far reaching and lasting impact they have on WVSOM and the students we serve,” she said. “WVSOM appreciates and celebrates accomplishments of the school and of each other, and employees step in when we need each other the most.”

The primary factor in deciding recognition was employee feedback through The Chronicle’s survey. WVSOM was one of 253 institutions participating in the survey.

Date Added: 
Tuesday, August 7, 2018