Internal Medicine Residency Program

Welcome!

Why should you choose WVU Medicine Camden Clark for your internal medicine residency?

We truly enjoy what we do here, and the overall atmosphere here lends itself to teaching and learning which has been enhanced with our affiliation to WVU.

Our Internal Medicine Residency program is designed to teach and train residents to enter into the field of Internal Medicine, preparing them for board certification and to provide them with the knowledge they will need to care for patients in whatever area of Internal Medicine they choose.

Residents in our program spend time encountering a diverse patient population.  We are an unopposed residency allowing our residents abundant opportunities to gain hands on experience with a variety of clinical procedures and different patient pathologies.  Furthermore, our smaller size residency provides a family atmosphere where our residents interact with faculty on a one-on-one basis.

In addition, here at WVU Medicine Camden Clark, we are committed to providing a dynamic, educational experience through didactics that include subspecialty lectures and grand rounds from WVU as well as our own faculty.  We also offer exposure to a wide array of research opportunities in Internal Medicine and its sub-specialties for our trainees.

I believe it is important to choose a residency that meets your core values.  Here at WVU Medicine Camden Clark, we value diversity and strive to develop not just your professional skills, but the whole person.  The atmosphere of our educational program, coupled with dedicated faculty, facilitates our residents’ abilities to achieve their potential for their future careers.

 

Michael Iannetti MD, FHM

Program Director

Camden Clark Medical Center (CCMC), located in Parkersburg, West Virginia is a full service, freestanding community hospital providing primary, secondary and selective tertiary services including Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and an array of specialties.

CCMC serves 10 counties located along the Ohio River and Mid-Ohio Valley of West Virginia and Southeast Ohio, and over the past decade has helped to build the Mid-Ohio Valley Rural Health Alliance, a respected regional health network.

CCMC is the 3rd largest hospital in the state by patient volume, which has grown significantly over the years, resulting in the addition of a 174,000 square foot South Tower. Key components of the new addition include a new 18 bed critical care unit, 18 bed step down unit, 11 operating rooms, a post anesthesia recovery unit, 5 minor/endoscopy rooms, and a same day processing/preadmission testing center.

The combination of our interest and commitment to teaching, along with the location, lifestyle and patient volume, make Camden Clark Memorial Hospital an optimal place to live and complete your resident training. Parkersburg is family oriented, with abundant recreational opportunities. Its school system is among the best in the state and it is located within easy driving distance of Columbus, OH, Pittsburgh, PA and Charleston, WV.

Camden Clark is the 3rd largest hospital in West Virginia behind the CAMC and WVU campuses. We have a total of 598 licensed beds  with approximately 17,500 total inpatient admissions.

Camden Clark Medical Center is a modern, full-service facility. To benefit our patients and to accommodate the efforts of our highly-skilled medical and supportive staff, our medical campus is fully equipped to provide excellent care.

Facilities at the Memorial Campus:

  • Total Beds: 327
  • Licensed beds: 327
  • Operational Beds: 302
  • Occupancy: 42%
  • Admissions: See Below
  • Level III Trauma Center: 27 beds, 3 minor-care beds
  • Critical Care Unit: 18 beds
  • Advanced Care: 18 beds
  • Telemetry Unit: 44 beds
  • Behaviorial Health Unit
  • Community Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Rehabilitation Center
  • Ambulatory Infusion Center
  • Diabetes Wellness Center

Some statistics from Camden-Clark include:

  • Total Admissions – 13,645
  • Total Births – 1,483
  • Total Admissions minus Births – 12,162
  • Total Emergency Visits – 53,992
  • Total Outpatients – 7,534
  • Total Inpatient admissions- 4,101

We are a 3 year ACGME accredited program where our primary goal is to train compassionate, dedicated, and well-skilled physicians of the future.

Camden Clark has a rich history that has been serving the Parkersburg, WV area since 1898. As a community hospital, the vision of “Stronger and Healthier” extends to us in the Internal Medicine program. We strive to take the best care of our patients, our colleagues and our community.  Our team is made of highly dedicated and talented residents, faculty and staff, and our program is a unique hybrid of academic and community-based teaching experiences.

We are currently under the graduate medical education of West Virginia University.  With our affiliation to WVU, we’ve been able to strengthen our residency program and provide opportunities for away rotations, research opportunities, and simulation exercises.

Our graduates have been successful in obtaining fellowships, academic appointments and careers in private practice.

In addition, we have medical students from WVU and WVSOM rotate with us allowing our residents to develop leadership and teaching skills.

Our residency is also actively involved with the West Virginia state chapters of ACP and SHM allowing our residents opportunities to present scholarly activity and network with residents at other programs.

We do sponsor J1 Visas.

Residency can be a stressful time, and here at WVU Medicine Camden Clark, we are committed to resident wellness.

We value work life balance.  We have several resident retreats throughout the year where residents are excused from clinical responsibilities.  In addition, our residents also engage in regular activities together as a group including trivia and hiking.

Our residents are also given protected time to participate in the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) through WVU which offers free mental health screening.

Furthermore, our program features a faculty mentorship where a resident is assigned a dedicated faculty to meet with on a regular basis to address any concerns or problems the resident may be facing.

Our staff takes great pride in maintaining an educational environment conducive to life-long learning. Attending physicians work closely with residents in a supportive role to foster independent quality medical decision making. This approach enables personal growth side by side with educational experiences that results in mutual respect between residents and attending physicians.

Michael Iannetti, M.D.
Internal Medicine, Program Director

Phone: (304) 424-4575

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Michael Cheshire, D.O.
Internal Medicine, Associate Program Director; Outpatient Clinic Director, Continuity; Third Year Osteopathic Medical Student Clerkship Director

Phone: (304) 424-4575

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Jennifer Leavitt, D.O.
Internal Medicine

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Neeharika Muddana, M.D.
Internal Medicine

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Abiy Kelil, M.D.
Pulmonary/Critical Care

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Brian Hornsby, D.O.
Internal Medicine

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Sarah Wescott, D.O.
 Internal Medicine, Associate Medical Director

Roselyne Knopf, M.D.
 Internal Medicine

Roshen Mathews, M.D.
Pulmonary/Critical Care

Seyoum Bage, M.D.
Infectious Disease

Showri Karnam, M.D.
Cardiology

Frank Schwartz, M.D.
Endocrinology

David Gnegy, M.D.
Chairman, Internal Medicine Residency

A typical day as an Internal Medicine Resident:

  • 6:30 – 7:00 AM: Morning sign-out from night team to day team
  • 7:00 – 10:00AM: Morning rounds presented by a student or intern
  • 10:00 – 12:00 PM: Morning rounds with senior residents and attending physicians
  • 12:00 – 1:30 PM: Lunch time conference/lecture, MKSAP Questions, Live Broadcast WVU Internal Medicine grand rounds and sub-specialty lectures
  • 1:30 – 5:00 PM: Finish rounding on patients, new admissions from Emergency Room/transfers
  • 5:00 – 7:00 PM: One intern and one senior resident on medicine stay in house until the night float team arrives
  • 6:30 PM – 7:00 AM: Night float team is in-house to answer pages, phone calls, and to admit patients from the emergency room and sign out with day team.

No 24 Hour Calls

Didactics:

Noon Conference:

  • Faculty Lectures on Areas of Interest/Expertise
  • Live Remote WVU Subspecialty Lectures
  • Yale Outpatient Medicine curriculum
  • ACP High Value Care
  • Point of Care Ultrasound
  • Quality Improvement
  • Medical Jeopardy
  • Camden Clark Grand Rounds
  • Journal Club
  • Landmark Trials
  • Intern Case Presentations
  • Morbidity and Mortality
  • Board Review Sessions

Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) Course

WVU Internal Medicine Grand Rounds Every Friday Morning

Two Day WVU Internal Medicine Board Review for 3rd Year Residents

Post-graduate Year-1

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Anesthesia (1/2 block)
  • Intensive Care Unit – 2 Blocks
  • Continuity Clinic – 1/2 day per week
  • Primary Care and Women’s Health
  • Cardiology
  • General Internal Medicine – 4 blocks
  • Night float – 2 blocks
  • Elective (1/2 block)

Post-graduate Year-2

  • General Internal Medicine – 3 blocks
  • Neurology
  • Pulmonology
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Night float
  • Infectious Disease
  • Continuity Clinic – 1/2 day per week
  • Endocrinology
  • Nephrology
  • Elective – 2 blocks

Post-graduate Year-3

  • Night float
  • General Internal Medicine – 3 blocks
  • Geriatrics
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Continuity Clinic – ½ day per week
  • Neurology
  • Rheumatology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Elective – 2 blocks

Electives:

  • Behavioral Medicine/Psychiatry
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • General internal medicine
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Hospital Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Non-Invasive Cardiology
  • Women’s Health
  • Pulmonology
  • Research
  • Urology
  • Rheumatology

Q: How many residents does Camden Clark Internal Medicine Residency program accept each year?
A: 6 PGY-1 residents each year.

Q: What are your residents like?
A: Our residents come from a variety of backgrounds and from all over the United States as well as internationally.

Q: What is the emphasis of the Internal Medicine Residency Program?
A: We are committed to training outstanding physicians, preparing them for careers in general internal medicine and subspecialties of their choice.  In addition, we prioritize resident wellness throughout their training.

Q: Are there opportunities to perform procedures?
A: Camden Clark’s Internal Medicine Program offers ample opportunities to learn and perform invasive procedures. Such procedures performed include central lines, intubations, arterial catheters, bronchoscopies, thoracenteses, and paracentesis upon graduation.

Q: Do residents have research opportunities?
A: Yes, we pride ourselves on identifying early in a resident’s career opportunities for research.

Q: Are meals provided to the residents?
A: Complimentary meals are provided to all house staff while on duty in the hospital.

Q: Does Camden Clark have a night float system?
A: Yes, the night float system is in effect Sunday through Friday night. Night float residents are responsible for admissions to the teaching service between 7pm and 7am.

Q: By what criteria are residents selected?
A: We look for applicants who are well-rounded, value professionalism and teamwork and possess a strong academic record.

Q: Do you offer electives for fourth year medical students?
A: Yes, electives for senior medical students are organized through the program contact Jill Jonas.

Q: Are there any fellowship opportunities at Camden Clark?
A: No, there are not any fellowships at our site.  WVU though has numerous fellowships, and our residents have opportunities to do elective rotations in Morgantown.  Furthermore, the majority of our graduates have been successful at attaining the fellowship of their choice.

Q: Does your residency accept international medical graduates?
A: Yes, we encourage international medical graduates to apply and sponsor J1 visas.

Q: What is your residency’s relationship with WVU?
A:  They are our sponsoring institution so we are under their graduate medical education umbrella.  They help to maintain our ACGME accreditation and provide our residents with opportunities for away rotations as well as other resources including access to their state of the art simulation center and research collaboration.

CONTACT US

Camden-Clark Medical Center
800 Garfield Avenue
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Main: 304-424-2111
Program Office: 304-424-2777

Program Director 
Michael P. Iannetti
800 Garfield Ave.
Parkersburg, WV 26101-5340
phone (304) 424-2777
Fax (304) 424-2056
Email: miannetti@wvumedicine.org

Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Clinic Director, and Osteopathic Clerkship Director
Michael Cheshire, D.O.

800 Garfield Ave
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Phone (304) 424-4575

Associate Program Director, Associate Medical Director
Sarah Wescott, D.O.
800 Garfield Ave.

Parkersburg, WV 26101-5340
phone (304) 424-2777

Residency Program Manager
Jill Jonas
800 Garfield Ave.
Parkersburg, WV 26101-5340
phone (304) 424-2777
Fax (304) 424-2056
Email: jill.jonas@wvumedicine.org

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ABOUT THE MID-OHIO VALLEY

Parkersburg, West Virginia is perfectly situated in the mid-Ohio Valley region, with Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Columbus, Ohio and, of course, Charleston, West Virginia just a scenic drive away. You’ll be close enough to the big cities for a day-trip, and close enough to get back home before homesickness sets in.

Camden Clark serves a population of nearly 140,000, making it one of the busiest hospitals in the region.

Parkersburg is family-oriented with a sense of community that is unlike anywhere else. Residents of the Mid-Ohio Valley participate in charitable organizations at a higher rate than anywhere in the country, and the school system is the finest in the state. Everyone who lives here knows the secret; there just isn’t a better place to raise a family! The cost of living in the Mid-Ohio-Valley is significantly lower than in other major markets, which is sure to position you to achieve other goals.

For recreation, West Virginia’s place as one of the top adventure destinations in the country can’t be beat. The state boasts world-class whitewater rafting, rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking – you name it. Some of the best mountain biking in the east can be found right in our backyard at Mountwood Park.

If you’re looking for a slower pace for your family, the North Bend Rail Trail starts in Parkersburg and covers 70 uninterrupted miles. More traditional activities are also quite popular. Locally, golf is king, but there are too many other activities to mention them all.

  • Blennerhassett Island State Park: Restored revolutionary-era mansion and European-style estate, accessible by a ride on a traditional sternwheeler.
  • Campus Martius Museum: Artifacts and stores from the first settlement in the Northwest Territory. This Marietta, Ohio, museum also houses one of the earliest homesites in the area.
  • Hotel Blennerhassett: Restored Victorian era hotel & restaurant. Centerpiece of Parkersburg’s downtown district with authentic guest rooms as well as gourmet cuisine. Host to conventions and special celebrations year-round.
  • Julia-Ann Square Historic District: Homes restored to turn-of-the century grandeur.
  • Mountwood Park: Lake, mountain bike & hiking trails, picnic areas and more. Host to annual mountain bike races & triathlon and nationally rated as a mountain biking destination
  • North Bend State Park/Rail Trail: 72-mile hiking/biking/horseback trail connecting historic towns and cities important in the region’s development as a center of the oil and gas industry. This park is also home to a 300-acre lake, camping, cabins, lodge, restaurant & nature trails open to both hiking and mountain biking.
  • Parkersburg Art Center: Traveling and permanent exhibits, educational programs, and community events.
  • Parkersburg City Park: Fishing pond, mini-golf, picnic areas, walking trails, swimming pool and host to annual Multi-Cultural Festival, holiday celebrations, fairs & festivals, and other community events.
  • Historic Smoot Theatre: National touring shows and locally produced performances in a restored Vaudeville-era theatre.
  • Grand Central Mall: home to more than 70 stores including electronics, jewelry, housewares and more.

Recommended Hotel Information (Get the CCMC corporate rate!!):

  1. The Blennerhassett Hotel:  .0.2 miles / 320 Market St, Parkersburg, WV 26101 / (304) 422-3131
  2. TownePlace Suites by Marriott: .0.2 miles / 415 7th Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101 / (304) 485-4485
  3. Hampton Inn & Suites: 4 miles / 920 Emerson Ave, Parkersburg, WV 26101 / (304) 428-0555
  4. Comfort Inn and Suites: 4 miles / 401 37th St, Parkersburg, WV 26101 / (304) 424-5300
  5. Holiday Inn Express & Suites / 7 miles / 10057 Emerson Ave Parkersburg, WV 26101 / (304) 916-7380

Where to Eat while in town:

Parkersburg offers a wide variety of restaurants from Outback steakhouse, Olive garden and the like, however some of the local favorites are as follows:

  1. Lui Lui – $$$
  2. Columbos Italian Restaurant – $$$
  3. Parkersburg Brewing Company – $$
  4. Fusion Japanese Steakhouse – $$$$
  5. Ruby’s Italian – $$
  6. Mango’s Latin Bistro – $$
  7. Cham’s Lebanese – $$
  8. CJ’s Italian Restaurant – $$$