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WVSOM students immerse themselves in anatomy virtual reality

LEWISBURG, W.Va. – Two years ago, the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) began rolling out virtual reality clinical scenarios as additional educational tools for its students. Now, the institution is offering students another virtual reality component — anatomy. Medical students are once again using headsets and hand controllers,[Read More…]

Handheld ultrasound training will help aspiring doctors at WVSOM to expedite diagnosis, care

LEWISBURG, W.Va. – Since the 1990s, point-of-care ultrasound technology has become more widely used among physicians at the bedsides of patients. Now, the portable technology, often referred to as POCUS, is also common in medical education — with schools like the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) placing an emphasis on[Read More…]

W.Va. lawmakers hear updates from EMS leadership during final interim session

WV Press Staff Report CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Legislature’s Joint Committee on Volunteer Fire Departments and Emergency Medical Services (EMS), on Sunday, heard presentations from both WV EMS Coalition Director Chris Hall and Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) Director Jody Ratliff. First to present was Hall, who[Read More…]

State healthcare leaders discuss need for more providers, lack of healthcare access, and abortion ban legislation during WVPA Legislative Lookahead

By Autumn Shelton, West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Healthcare industry leaders joined together on Friday for the West Virginia Press Association’s annual Legislative Lookahead, where they discussed healthcare priorities that should be considered during the upcoming legislative session.  James W. Nemitz, Ph.D., president of the West Virginia School[Read More…]

WV Press presenting Legislative Lookahead Friday, Jan. 5

The West Virginia Press Association will host the 2024 Legislative Lookahead at the Culture Center at the Capitol Complex. Print, broadcast and online media will get a preview of the legislative session and updates on economic development and healthcare. The 2024 60-day regular session of the West Virginia Legislature runs[Read More…]