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Welcome from the Chief Residents

It is with enormous pleasure that we welcome you to our Marshall internal medicine residency program! Our residency training in internal medicine started in 1977, and has been since then successfully graduating elite, top-notch clinicians and scientists who work in West Virginia and all around the USA. Some of our graduates go onto the hospitalist track in their practice, others go onto primary care practice, and a significant proportion of our graduates match into very well-reputed fellowship programs.

Our residents have the privilege of rotating in three different hospitals: the Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Huntington, Cabell Huntington Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center (SMMC). Training in our program offers you exposure to a diverse patient population and variable pathologies. We have robust Intensive Care training as well during our three years of residency, which became well-structured since starting the Pulmonary-Critical Care Fellowship in July 2020. Primary care practice takes place in a variety of locations including VAMC, SMMC, Ebenezer Medical Outreach Clinic and Byrd Clinical Center. 

We are very fond of our Marshall Family and collegiality among our residents and faculty. We believe that every incoming batch feels at home, and welcomed. We pay special attention to residents and faculty wellness, utilizing certain days a month for these healthcare providers to “take a break,” rejuvenate and recharge! We conduct six-monthly residents’ retreat events tailored to resident’s preferences and suggestions. We make sure we are all reachable and approachable for any colleague who needs help of any kind. We look forward to meeting you soon in Huntington, where you will find the most beautiful nature, outdoors amusement, good company and the best training!

Drs. Rania Al Asmar and Abdul Mughees Rana
Chief Residents 2020-2021