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Osteopathic Medicine Residency

For more information on any of the residency programs offered by the graduate medical education department, please contact Megan Caruso at 304-234-8177 or at

Ohio Valley Medical Center's Graduate medical Education program offers two osteopathic medicine residency tracks - internal medicine and dually accredited emergency medicine. We also offer a traditional rotating internship.  As of 2016, we no long offer a combined EM/IM residency tract. All residents train side-by-side on an equal basis with their colleagues while gaining the additional skills unique to osteopathic medicine. Our Internal Medicine curriculum includes inpatient rotations balanced by rotations with physicians in their offices. Our Emergency Medicine residency is unopposed so our residents have ample opportunity to gain valuable procedural experience. In addition to the appropriate majority of time in our Emergency Department, our residents complete relevant rotations on inpatient services as well as out-rotations nationally and regionally renown quaternary and tertiary care facilities.  Our rotation schedules for osteopathic residents allowing for additional emphasis in osteopathic principles and practice.


Medical Student Electives

Students may choose to participate in various offered electives including emergency medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, general surgery, cardiology, gastroenterology, infections diseases, hematology/oncology, nephrology, pulmonary disease, pediatrics, endocrinology/metabolism studies, allergy and immunology as well as anesthesia. Electives are offered on a space available basis and preference is given to residents. Not every elective is available every block. Please contact Megan Caruso at 304-234-8177 or at for more information.



Program Benefits

  • Hospital provided scrubs and white coats
  • Hospitalization, physician coverage and major medical insurance programs and options
  • Hospital discounts
  • Worker's compensation
  • Tax-sheltered annuity
  • Free parking
  • Malpractice insurance
  • 10 paid vacation days for residents and interns
  • 3 sick days for residents and interns
  • 6 holidays for residents and interns
  • 5 CME days for PGY II-IV
  • CME reimbursement
  • AOA dues reimbursement
  • ACOEP membership (EM Program Only)
  • EMRA membership (EM Program Only)
  • ACEP membership (EM Program Only)


Wheeling and the Ohio Valley

If you want the luxury of living in a small town, but still want a big city feel, welcome to Wheeling West Virginia. The city, surrounded by the rolling hills of the Appalachians, boasts some of the best ranked schools in the nation, is home to the region's largest trail system, and has some great dining options.

The city has plenty of shopping, year-round entertainment, and its own hockey team, the Wheeling Nailers. You can find plenty of hand crafted artwork and jewelry at Wheeling Artisan Center. The Ohio Valley Shopping Center is located just minutes away and includes big name stores such as Macy's, Bath and Body Works, and The Children's Place. You can also shop the great outdoors at Cabela's in the Highlands.

Need groceries? Wheeling and its surrounding areas have Walmart, Target, Riesbeck’s, and Kroger.

Coleman's Fish Market, The Pointe Steakhouse, TJs Sports Garden Restaurant, Later Alligator, Uncle Pete's, and Avenue Eats have delicious menus if you wish to eat out. There are also plenty of fast food and pizza joints around town.

If you want to visit a large metropolitan city, Pittsburgh is just a 55 minute drive. Columbus is a little over 2 hours, and Cleveland is close to 3 hours away. These cities offer great dining, entertainment and collegiate and professional sports, such as the Pittsburgh Pirates, Steelers, Ohio State Buckeyes, and Cleveland Cavaliers. Whether you root for these teams or would like to see your favorite team play, there are multiple options for sports entertainment.

Want to have some fun outside? Go to Oglebay Resort which features golf, tennis, and the Good Zoo. The Schenk Lake area offers kayaks, fishing, paddle boats, aqua cycles, and a beautiful playground for the kids. Seasonal camps, horseback riding, picnic sites and seasonal events are also available at Oglebay.

Everyone loves chocolate and there's no better place to find it than Sarris ice cream shop and chocolate factory. The kids will love the giant castle made out of 1,500 pounds of real chocolate.

Wheeling also has beautiful parks, museums, a library, theaters, media outlets and more. The annual Greek and Italian festivals go on every summer just blocks from the hospital where you can enjoy great food and entertainment.


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