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Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine

Medical School

Mailing Address
1600 Medical Center Drive
Huntington, West Virginia 25701
(304) 691-1700
Email address
School Information
"Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine is a state-supported, community-based medical school established in 1977. Our faculty and administration are committed to providing high quality medical education and graduate training to meet the changing health care needs of our nation’s citizens. We specialize in rural health issues as expressed in special efforts to recruit students from rural West Virginia and place graduates in clinical practice in rural areas. Additionally, because we believe that a diverse population offers a rich environment that leads to greater knowledge, understanding, acceptance and mutual respect, we promote an inclusive environment by attracting, recruiting and retaining individuals who represent varying backgrounds and perspectives." "The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine through its faculty practice plan, Marshall Health, provides excellent medical care to the citizens of Huntington, West Virginia and the entire tri-state region of southern West Virginia, southeastern Ohio and eastern Kentucky. Our 250 physicians and 225 residents and fellows offer care in more than 75 specialties and subspecialties at locations around the region including our outpatient centers and at our primary hospitals, Cabell Huntington Hospital, St. Mary’s Medical Center and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center." (Source:

Actions Taken

  • On September 27, 2019 the school reported that the National Association of Medical Minority Educators (NAMME) would host its southern and central joint regional conference at Marshall University. The focus of the conference was "managing diversity in a way that positively impacts the recruitment and retention of minority students in health professions." Conference presentations and workshops featured "topics ranging from understanding your impact factor to integrative learning to the critical race theory." 
  • The school's Office of Diversity and Inclusion states, "We strive for an inclusive, supportive environment, empowering individuals to achieve their academic objectives and increase their intercultural competencies and knowledge of social justice issues."
Last updated June 29th, 2023
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