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The Internal Medicine Club at the West Virginia School of
Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) is proudly one of the largest and most
active clubs on campus, extending memberships to 30% of the student
body. Our mission is to bring together students who share an
interest in internal medicine and educate them about the many
opportunities available in this diverse field. The club promotes
leadership, education, and service to the community to foster the
development of skilled and compassionate osteopathic
Under the guidance of ACP Member, Patrick Ryan, MD, the club
leadership includes Rebecca S. Barrett, OMS-II (President), Matt
Pugh, OMS-II (Vice President), Calvin Yang, OMS-II (Treasurer), and
Wynee Lou, OMS-I (Secretary).
This year we hosted our Second Annual Blood Drive open to WVSOM
and the greater community of Lewisburg, WV. Dubbed "The Bleed Off",
the blood drive was a competition between the first and second-year
students for the most units of donated blood. Through the combined
efforts of our volunteers, donors, and partnership with the
American Red Cross, 75 units of blood were donated. The second-year
students won the competition and received a pizza party on the
In October, a pioneering team of third-year students entered
into the Medical Student Doctor's DilemmaTM competition at the 2009
WV Chapter Scientific Meeting of the ACP. Our students competed
with fourth-year students from WVU and Marshall medical schools.
This marked the first year that WVSOM was represented at the ACP
statewide competition, and we hope to continue our participation at
In November, we hosted our Second Annual Internal Medicine Club
Week. In line with our mission, the week was comprised of a variety
of activities to cater to students interested in internal medicine
and to benefit the greater community. Dr. Ryan played Alex Trebek
in a Jeopardy competition that was designed as a Step 1 Board
Review for first and second-year students. We also hosted a chili
cook-off, in which 26 chilies prepared by students, their families,
and faculty were judged. Prizes were graciously donated by John
Garlitz, DO and the WVSOM Bookstore. Proceeds were allotted to host
future guest speakers and to benefit the local Children's Home
Society. To conclude the week, we had the distinguished honor of
hosting ACOI Board member John B. Bulger, DO, FACP, FACOI. Dr.
Bulger's presentation was a case-based lecture that focused on
analyzing liver function tests. He was highly energetic and his
insight into the field of internal medicine was very
The Children's Home Society (CHS) is our year-long community
service project. The CHS is an emergency shelter for at-risk
adolescents who are usually housed for no more than 90 days. Each
week, volunteers go the CHS as mentors and engage the adolescents
in learning activities to promote leadership, positive behavior,
critical thinking, and communication skills.
students at WVSOM show an increasing interest in internal
medicine each year. The spring semester looks promising, with
several guest speakers and board review Jeopardy competitions being
planned. It is our hope to continue to provide ample opportunities
and resources to these students interested in such a diverse
Rebecca S. Barrett, OMS-II
President, WVSOM Chapter of SOIMA/IMIG
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Class of 2012
February 2010 Issue of IMpact
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