Family Medicine Residency @ AccessHealth

Family Medicine Residency Program

AccessHealth Teaching Health Center Family Medicine Residency is a 3-year, unopposed program and accepts 4 new residents annually.

Our program was founded in 2011 as one of the original 11 Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) sites. THCGME is funded by Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and bases residency training in community-based settings such as a Federally Qualified Health Centers. Research has shown that physicians who train in rural and underserved communities during their residency are more likely to work in these areas after graduation and feel well qualified to meet the needs of these communities. Our program places a strong emphasis on outpatient family medicine, while also meeting the ACGME requirements for hospital-based rotations.

Core hospital rotations occur at Raleigh General Hospital, a Joint Commission accredited, 300 bed hospital in Beckley, WV.

Teaching Health Center

AccessHealth (dba Community Health Systems, Inc.) is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in southern West Virginia. This is a nonprofit organization committed to providing comprehensive care to the citizens of Raleigh County and surrounding areas.

AccessHealth is a Level 3 NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home. The Health Center has continued to grow since its foundation in 1970. In addition to our original main hub, the Rural Acres Clinic, there are ambulatory clinics located in Beckley, Daniels, Mabscott, Glen Daniel, Princeton, Lochgelly, and Williamsburg, WV. Our services include Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Pediatrics, and Behavioral Health. We provide pharmacy services on site at our Rural Acres, Daniels, Mabscott, Glen Daniel, and Fayette Clinics. The Health Center includes a CLIA certified laboratory as well as ultrasound availability at AccessHealth Professional Medical Ultrasonics.

AccessHealth is the ACGME accredited Sponsoring Institution of the AccessHealth Teaching Health Center Family Medicine Residency Program.

AccessHealth Teaching Health Center is committed to the provision of patient-centered, evidence-based, primary health care and health education through innovative programs dedicated to community engagement, leadership, and excellence.

A Bit About Southern WV

AccessHealth is located in the southern part of West Virginia, in Beckley, WV. Beckley is a great location for those who love the outdoors. Our very own New River Gorge has been titled one of the newest National Parks to date in the United States. You will find some of the finest fishing, rafting, mountain biking, rock climbing, and hiking in the entire eastern U.S. Just head into the New River Gorge, which is about a half hour from Beckley’s downtown. The nearby Glade Creek trail follows an old rail line through a beautiful creek canyon. The recently completed Summit-Bechtel Reserve is the BSA’s hub for national-level jamborees in the East. There are also excellent golf courses and if you like winter sports, such as skiing, snowboarding, and tubing, Winterplace is nearby. You will quickly and easily see why our state has earned the nickname Almost Heaven.

AccessHealth Teaching Health Center is committed to the provision of patient-centered, evidence-based, primary health care and health education through innovative programs dedicated to community engagement, leadership, and excellence.

Visit WV

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Resident Block Schedule

PGY1

  • Community Medicine
  • Pediatrics- outpatient
  • Gynecology
  • Family Medicine
  • Family Medicine- inpatient
  • Internal Medicine
  • OB
  • General Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Elective
  • Geriatrics
  • Elective

* Continuity Clinic 1 day a week.

PGY2

  • Family Medicine
  • Pediatrics-outpatient
  • Elective
  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine/ Selective
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Critical Care
  • Orthopedics /Sports Medicine
  • OB
  • Elective
  • Surgery/ Selective
  • Pediatrics-inpatient

* Continuity Clinic: 1.5 days a week and 1 day a month of Nursing Home/ Longitudinal Care.

PGY3

  • Elective
  • Family Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Internal Medicine
  • Practice Management
  • Internal Medicine/Selective
  • Elective
  • Orthopedics/Sports Medicine
  • Pediatrics-inpatient
  • Surgery Selective
  • Elective
  • Internal Medicine/ Selective

* Continuity Clinic: 2 days a week and 1 day a month of Nursing Home/ Longitudinal Care.

Surgery / Selective: Dermatology; ENT; Urology; Vascular; Orthopedics, Podiatry.
Internal Medicine / Selective: Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Pulmonology, Neurology, Critical Care, Radiology, Wound Care, Anesthesia, Pain Management.
Elective: Any rotation in which more experience is requested.

Education Schedule

Morning Report: 7:15-7:45 am- M, T, W, F
Didactics: Thursday afternoons
Lunchtime Lectures: Monthly
Mountain State OPTI: OPP Refreshers / OPP
Morbidity & Mortality: Quarterly
Workshops: Quarterly
Tumor Board: Monthly
Journal Club: Monthly

Compensation & Benefits

Salary

  • PGY1: $45,000.00
  • PGY2: $50,000.00
  • PGY3: $55,000.00

Bonus

  • Sign On: $5,000.00
  • Annual Retention: $5,000.00
  • Annual Incentive Opportunity: $5,000.00
  • Monthly Housing Allowance: $500.00
  • Paid Time Off

    • PGY1: 15 days per Contract Year for Vacation, Personal Leave, Sick Leave or Continuing Medical Education
    • PGY2: 15 days per Contract Year for Vacation, Personal Leave, Sick Leave or Continuing Medical Education
    • PGY3: 20 days per Contract Year for Vacation, Personal Leave, Sick Leave or Continuing Medical Education

    Benefits

    • Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, and Vision)
    • Health Savings Account (HSA)
    • Short Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • 401 (K) Retirement Plan
    • Professional Liability Insurance for Residents
    • TrueLearn Test Bank
    • Annual CME Fund: $2,000
    • Lab coats provided
    • MacBook / iPhone
    • Electronic Library Subscriptions: Pub Med, Epocrates, DynaMed, and others
    • BLS, ACLS, and PALS Training

    Meet The Residency Staff

    Kimberly Ballard, DO, FAAFP
    DIO / PROGRAM DIRECTOR

    Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
    Residency: Charleston Area Medical Center Family Medicine

    Johnny Walker, MD
    ASSOCIATE PROGRAM DIRECTOR

    Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
    Residency: Marshall University Family Medicine

    Angela Pendleton, DO
    FACULTY

    Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

    Scott Lostetter, DO
    FACULTY

    Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
    Residency: West Virginia University Family Medicine

    Bethany Wimmer
    PROGRAM COORDINATOR
    bwimmer@accesshealthwv.com

    Meet The Residents

    PGY3
    Elizabeth Baker, DO

    PGY3
    Christopher Marlowe, DO

    PGY3
    Kaustav Mukherjee, MD

    PGY3
    Jacob Reddin, DO

    PGY2
    Allie Arthur, DO

    PGY2
    Drew Humphrey, MD

    PGY2
    Caden Minnix, DO

    PGY2
    Tylor Tabit, DO

    PGY1
    Sarah Daniel, DO

    PGY1
    John Evans, MD

    PGY1
    Blake Pack, MD

    PGY1
    Jonathen Rezk, MD

    Apply for Residency

    All applicants must meet entry requirements established by ACGME. Applicants with one of the following qualifications are eligible for appointment to an ACGME accredited program:

    Graduate of colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by Commission of Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA).
    Graduate of medical schools in the United States and Canada accredited by the Liaisons Committee of Medical Education (LCME).
    Graduate from a medical school outside of the United States or Canada, and meeting one of the following additional qualifications: Valid Certificate from the ECFMG OR holding a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States.
    AccessHealth Teaching Health Center Family Medicine Residency Program will accept applications only through ERAS and utilizes the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) for the selection process.

    Applicants must provide a Dean’s Letter from their medical school and 3 letters of reference.

    Selection criteria include academic credentials, communication skills, personal statement, and interest in Family Medicine, particularly in rural and underserved communities. AccessHealth does not discriminate with regard to gender, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

    Residents requesting to transfer from another program will require a satisfactory summary evaluation from all previous Program Directors prior to being considered for a resident position.

    Applicants who successfully match at AccessHealth Teaching Health Center Family Medicine Residency Program will receive a written contract immediately, a current benefit summary including paid time off and leaves of absence, and documentation of details of professional liability insurance. Successful applicants must also be willing and prepared to complete all required background checks, drug screens, pre-employment physicals and provide all documentation as required for employment by AccessHealth.