Media Advisory

WVU School of Medicine is in the “Top Ten” for Rural Health

WHAT: Press conference announcing the West Virginia University School of Medicine’s listing on U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges rankings

WHEN: Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: WVU Health Sciences Center Learning Center Commons (pylons lobby)

WHO:   WVU President Michael Garrison; John Prescott, M.D., dean of the WVU School of Medicine; Fred Butcher, Ph.D., interim vice president of WVU Health Sciences; and Hilda Heady, associate vice president for WVU Rural Health

WHY: The WVU School of Medicine is recognized by U.S. News and World Report for rural health education and training.  The School has demonstrated national leadership in service to rural areas, with various outreach and medical training programs.  The results are improved access to healthcare for rural West Virginians, as more students are exposed to the benefits of practicing in rural areas.

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For more information:
Cassie Waugh, HSC News Service, (304) 293-7087
cw: 03-31-08

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