The Marshall Community Health Consortium was established in 2014 by the working association of the Marshall University School of Medicine (MUSOM), Marshall Health, Valley Health Systems (VHS) and Cabell Huntington Hospital (CHH) to foster and promote the development of community-based rural primary care residency programs.
As a nonprofit, the Consortium will engage its stakeholders in joint, community-centric training of primary care residents (Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, MED/PEDS and Pediatrics) to help meet the projected shortfall of physicians within the State of West Virginia, the Tri-State area and Central Appalachia.
The Consortium is dedicated to centralizing, enhancing, and monitoring the education provided to house staff training at the following participating institutions and affiliated sites and is committed to meeting the demands and responsibilities inherent in maintaining graduate medical education program accreditation:
The Consortium’s now offers the following residency programs:
Holzer Family Residency Program - Located in Gallipolis, Ohio, the Holzer Family Medicine Residency Program has twelve residents who are dedicated to patient care. As part of its Sponsorship, the Consortium offers Marshall Tuesdays at Holzer, a Grand Rounds Lecture Series on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month.
Rural General Surgery Residency Program – The Consortium’s Rural General Surgery Residency Program was recently honored with becoming the NATION’s FIRST separately accredited ACGME Rural Training Program designation in any specialty! Beginning July 2023, the Rural General Surgery residents will spend at least 50% of their five year training at the Logan Regional Medical Center, one transplant month at the University of Kentucky, and the remainder in Huntington.
Rural Psychiatry Residency Program–– The Consortium was awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) to support the planning and development of a four-year rural psychiatry residency program in conjunction with Rivers Health (formerly Pleasant Valley Hospital) in Point Pleasant. West Virginia. Dr. Suzanne Holroyd, Chair, Department of Psychiatry is serving as the Rural Program Director during the accreditation process with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) . We have submitted a new program application for Review Committee consideration with the goal to participate in Match 2025 with the Inaugural Class of four residents starting on July 1, 2026.
Rural Internal Medicine Residency Program - The Consortium was awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) to support the planning and development of a four-year rural internal medicine residency program in conjunction with Holzer Health Systems in Gallipolis, Ohio. Dr. Stephen Roy, Associate Program Director for Marshall’s Internal Medicine Residency Program is serving as the Rural Program Director. Dr. Jennifer Calafato of Holzer is serving as the Associate Program Director. It is anticipated that a new program application will be submitted this fall to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) . The goal is to have Initial Accreditation to participate in Match 2025 with the Inaugural Class starting on July 1, 2026