The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University has been awarded a new residency program, set to begin next summer.
Marshall’s School of Medicine announced Wednesday its accreditation for a new neurology residency training program.
Neurologists study and treat brain and nervous system disorders ranging from strokes to Alzheimer’s disease.
Marshall’s four-year program will accept three residents per year, for a total of 12 when it reaches its capacity. The program begins July 1, 2018.
The addition makes the ninth accredited residency program at the Joan C. Edwards School, which also offers seven fellowships.
Chairman of the school’s Department of Neurology Paul Ferguson said the new program will help increase access to critical care.
"By creating a neurology residency program, we will not only increase the number of providers within the greater tri-state area, but also improve the likelihood that our trainees will move from here into underserved areas of our state following the completion of their training," Ferguson said.
Neurology residents will see patients at Marshall Neurology, Cabell Huntington Hospital, St. Mary’s Medical Center, and the Huntington VA Medical Center.