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Julie Wesp, MS-2, named American Medical Student Association Region III Director

11th Annual MUSOM Golf Classic

A Call for Academic Medicine Cover Art

Marshall Med Students Win Honors at Scientific Meeting

Julie Wesp, MS-2, named American Medical Student Association Region III Director
Posted: March 23, 2009

The Office of Student Affairs is very pleased to announce that Ms. Julie Ann (Juls) Wesp, MS-2, has been elected as Region III Director for the American Medical Student Association. As Regional Director, Ms. Wesp will be responsible for oversight, program planning and recruitment endeavors of all AMSA chapters in West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Washington, DC. Presidents of AMSA chapters in these states will report to her and she will serve as the liaison for these chapters and the national body of AMSA. Congratulations to Juls for this outstanding accomplishment.

11th Annual MUSOM Golf Classic
Posted: March 5, 2009

The 11th Annual MUSOM Golf Classic is May 5, 2009, honoring the Class of 2009. If you are interested in playing in the classic, please complete the registration form with your payment and return to my attention. Have a great day.

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A Call for Academic Medicine Cover Art
Posted: January 29, 2009

In July 2008, the journal Academic Medicine began featuring original works of art on each month’s cover. This permanent feature,"AM Cover Art," has been overwhelmingly popular with readers, and we now announce an open-ended call for new submissions. Please follow the link below to read details about the feature and to learn how to submit an original work. We accept submissions from anyone with an academic medicine experience to share, so please spread the word to others who may be interested!

Call for AM Cover Art:

If you have any questions about AM Cover Art, please contact me directly (202.828.0429,

Thank you,
Mary Beth
Mary Beth DeVilbiss
Staff Editor
Academic Medicine
2450 N St, NW
Washington, DC 20037

Marshall Med Students Win Honors at Scientific Meeting
Posted: October 24, 2008

Five Marshall University medical students brought home honors from competitions last weekend at the scientific meeting of the West Virginia Chapter of the American College of Physicians.

Mary T. Sale, a second-year medical student from Charleston, won first place in a research competition for her poster presentation on a tobacco-related project and now goes on to national competition.

A team of four fourth-year students defeated a team of West Virginia University medical students in the Doctor�s Dilemma competition, a Jeopardy-style event. The Marshall team won both rounds, with a final score of 800 to 350. Team members included William Terrell (captain) of South Point, Paul Bailey of Kearneysville, Janelle King of Williamstown and Sydnee McElroy of Huntington.

The poster competition won by Sale had approximately 80 entrants, most of them medical residents or fellows. She was the only second-year student competing. The award qualifies her to present the poster at the national competition during the American College of Physicians meeting in April.

Her research project, undertaken with Dr. Lynne Goebel, professor of medicine, was �Use of Medicare Billing for Tobacco Cessation Counseling.� After reviewing records of more than 36,000 patient visits, they found that although Medicare paid for such counseling 78 percent of the time when it was billed, providers submitted claims for the counseling only 18 percent of opportunities.

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