WVSOM Day recognized at Capitol

The West Virginia state Capitol was filled with green and gold on March 4, 2019, which was a day West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice declared “WVSOM Day” in the state.

For the seventh year, WVSOM faculty, staff and a group of students in the Statewide Campus system represented the medical school in the House of Delegates and Senate halls.

A proclamation by the governor’s office was presented to WVSOM President James W. Nemitz, Ph.D., with other leadership, students and employees recognizing the school’s mission to serve the state of West Virginia and provide quality health care to its residents. WVSOM was also presented with a Resolution from the Senate and a Citation from the House of Delegates.

The school’s “Living our Mission” campaign was the main theme during the day. The campaign encourages students, faculty, staff and alumni to immerse themselves in community service projects and share the work they are doing throughout the local area and state.

Booths provided free blood pressure readings by students and information from marketing and communications, Statewide Campus, alumni, human resources, the WVSOM Foundation, Rural Health Initiative, Center for Rural and Community Health, Healthy Children’s Initiative, Southeastern Area Health Education Center and Mountain State Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institutes. Hands-on demonstrations were provided of one of the school’s human-patient simulators, as well as the research and anatomy departments.

Date Added: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019