Marshall University School of Medicine approved for neurology residency program & ABPN Issues 2017 Crucial Issues Forum Report on Physician Wellness and Burnout

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From the President of the AUPN

The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine has been awarded initial accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to offer a neurology residency training program beginning July 1, 2018

The ACGME is the national accrediting body for post-M.D. training programs in the United States.

“The approval of neurology residency training here at Marshall adds a fundamental program to our offerings,” Joseph I. Shapiro, M.D., dean of the School of Medicine said. “In addition to giving our medical students an option to train here, the new program provides increased capacity to care for patients with neurological disease. I want to commend Drs. Paulette Wehner and Paul Ferguson, as well as their staff members, for preparing a stellar application and bringing this program to fruition.”

Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean for graduate medical education at Marshall, said the four-year program will train up to three residents per year, for a total of 12 resident physicians when the program reaches capacity.

“The development of an ACGME-approved residency program is a lengthy process requiring detailed annual plans, a review of faculty members and their qualifications as well as a comprehensive site visit,” Wehner said. “We couldn’t be more pleased with the announcement.”

Neurology department chair Paul B. Ferguson, M.D., says the addition of neurology resident physicians means continued advancements in neurologic care for patients across the region.

“The demand for neurologic care in the United States continues to increase,” Ferguson said. “The incidence of stroke, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease is rising, and we will now be better positioned to meet that growing need. I want to thank all of our staff in the department, particularly residency program director Justin Nolte, M.D., and residency coordinator Amanda Jones, for their significant contributions to the process.”

Neurology residents will see patients at Marshall Neurology, Cabell Huntington Hospital, St. Mary’s Medical Center and the Huntington VA Medical Center.

With the approval of the neurology residency, the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine now offers nine accredited residency programs and seven fellowships.

Please join me in congratulating Marshall University School of Medicine. 

ABPN Issues 2017 Crucial Issues Forum Report on Physician Wellness and Burnout

The ABPN has issued a 16-page report documenting speaker presentations and discussion summaries for the 2017 Crucial Issues Forum, held in April in Chicago. Please click here to view the press release. Please click here to view the report. 

Reminder: Please Update your Institution’s Profile by November 15th

AUPN will soon begin our 2018 dues process. AUPN would like to ensure all records are accurate for this process, and that all Chairs and Directors are receiving the most out of their institutional membership.  Therefore if you have not yet, we ask that you please take 5 minutes of your time and complete following by November 15th

1) Chairs: please update your profile by going to and clicking on Members Only Log In. Click on update profile and update each tab at the top of the screen (Main, Address, Phones) to confirm the records are accurate. 

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2) Email the names, suffix and email for the following: 

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Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Karen C. Johnston, MD, MSc
President AUPN 

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University of New Mexico, School of Medicine: Chair of the Department of Neurology

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