Glenville State University, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine enter partnership

GLENVILLE — On Friday, February 18, representatives from Glenville State University and the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) met to welcome Glenville State as a partner in the Pre-Osteopathic Medicine Program (POMP) at WVSOM.

WVSOM partners with affiliate undergraduate institutions for the program, which is designed for undergraduate students who have an interest in osteopathic medicine and plan to enter osteopathic medical school.

“We’re excited about this partnership with the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. We see this as a win not only for our students in making a more streamlined process for them as they matriculate to medical school, but also as we work together to tackle the various issues with staffing and healthcare in this country. I am pleased that Glenville State is a partner in this pipeline program,” said Glenville State University President, Dr. Mark A. Manchin.

“I am very excited that WVSOM and Glenville State University are establishing this osteopathic medicine pipeline program. This is a win, win, win! A win for WVSOM, for Glenville State University, and especially for their students who are interested in becoming an osteopathic physician,” said West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine President, James W. Nemitz, Ph.D.

The goal of POMP is to promote osteopathic medicine, increase the number of excellent WVSOM applicants, support aspiring osteopathic physicians at all levels of education, and continue the legacy of osteopathic medicine. Students who successfully complete all program requirements will receive guaranteed acceptance to WVSOM.

The program ensures that undergraduates will have the opportunity to network with medical students and medical professionals and to receive shadowing opportunities, while improving their knowledge of osteopathic medicine.

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