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WVSOM alumnus turns tragic events into opportunity to serve others

LEWISBURG, W.Va. – To this day, Michael Peterson, D.O., tastes blood in his mouth during stressful situations. Peterson is regional assistant dean for the South Central Region of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine’s (WVSOM) Statewide Campus, where third- and fourth-year medical students complete clinical rotations. The South Central[Read More…]

Jennifer Garner to deliver keynote address at GameChanger event 

Award-Winning actress headlines dinner program for Prevention Education Golf Classic  FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Award winning actress, businesswoman and philanthropist Jennifer Garner will deliver the Keynote Address at the fourth annual GameChanger Prevention Education Dinner and Golf Classic May 22-23 at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Garner will[Read More…]

Pulmonology and critical care specialties address health risks common in West Virginia

WV Press Association LEWISBURG, W.Va.— If you think pulmonologists always focus on a patient’s lungs, you’d be wrong. Tom Takubo, D.O., of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine’s (WVSOM) Class of 1999, said many people don’t realize how intimately the lungs are intertwined with other organs involved in the breathing[Read More…]

Primary care is ingrained in WVSOM’s mission, but school excels at preparing students for any specialty

Urologist, pediatric anesthesiologist, dermatologist, pulmonologist and general surgery featured in latest magazine LEWISBURG, W.Va. — At its core, the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) has always been driven by one purpose — to educate students to pursue careers as primary care physicians in rural and underserved areas, especially in[Read More…]

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…]