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Introduced Version Senate Resolution 55 History

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SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 55

(By Senators Miller, Laird, Stollings, Jenkins, Cole, Carmichael, D. Hall, Unger, Kessler (Mr. President), Yost, Williams, Plymale, McCabe and Fitzsimmons)

 

Recognizing the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine for excellence in medical education and its many contributions to the State of West Virginia.

    Whereas, The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine is located in Lewisburg, West Virginia; and

    Whereas, The mission of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine is to educate students from diverse backgrounds as lifelong learners in osteopathic medicine and complementary health-related programs; to advance scientific knowledge through academic, clinical and basic science research; and to promote patient-centered, evidence-based medicine; and

    Whereas, The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine is dedicated to serving, first and foremost, the State of West Virginia and the special health care needs of its residents, emphasizing primary care in rural areas; and

    Whereas, The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine is a leader in producing graduates who practice in rural settings and has a nationally recognized faculty and innovative programs; and

    Whereas, U. S. News & World Report has ranked the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine among the top medical schools in the nation in primary care and family medicine for the past fourteen years, solidifying the school’s reputation as a place where scientific study and compassion are joined in one curriculum; and

    Whereas, The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine is known nationwide for its efforts in rural, family and primary care medicine and has received many accolades to support its efforts, including: 1st in the nation for graduating primary care physicians who practice in rural Appalachia (Academic Medicine, April 2012); 3rd in the nation for percentage of medical school graduates entering primary care specialties (U. S. News & World Report); 12th in the nation for percentage of graduates entering rural medicine (U. S. News & World Report); and 12th in the nation for percentage of graduates entering family medicine (U. S. News & World Report); and

    Whereas, Graduates of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine practice medicine in forty-seven states and the District of Columbia, and in forty-six of West Virginia’s fifty-five counties; therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate:

    That the Senate hereby recognizes the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine for excellence in medical education and its many contributions to the State of West Virginia; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.

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