Residency Program

At a Glance

West Virginia University Emergency Medicine has a three-year, ACGME-accredited Emergency Medicine Residency, founded in 1993. The program accepts 10 residents per incoming class. WVU Emergency Medicine residents train at three clinical sites, including WVU Medicine’s Ruby Memorial Hospital, United Hospital Center, and St. Joseph’s Hospital.

WVU Emergency Medicine Residency’s mission is three fold:

  1. To provide you with an outstanding, medically sound education, so you will be able to provide care to any patient with whom you come in contact.
  2. To surround you with departmental leaders who offer a dynamic, evidence-based, and innovative curriculum.
  3. To continue our track record of graduating residents who are competent to practice independently in any emergency care setting.

  • Full Program Information

    We focus on clinical excellence, personal growth, and leadership.

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  • Applicant Information

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  • Residency Benefits

    We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits to our residents.

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  • Current Residents

    Meet our current first-, second-, and third-year residents.

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To be a leading academic Department of Emergency Medicine regionally, nationally, and internationally — with a continual focus on the health and well-being of West Virginians.


To draw upon the talents of the Emergency Medicine faculty at West Virginia University School of Medicine to:

  1. Provide world-class emergency care to every patient every day in WVU Medicine’s emergency care centers
  2. Create and sustain educational programs that train the future leaders in Emergency Medicine — whether they work in the community or in a large academic medical center
  3. Define the medicine of tomorrow through support of state-of-the-art, investigative research

Residency Leadership Team

The WVU Emergency Medicine faculty embodies the best in emergency care. Our team of board-certified Emergency physicians and support staff are as focused on your academic development as they are on providing the highest level of care.

  • Ian B.K. Martin, MD, MBA
    Ian B.K. Martin, MD, MBA Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine Learn More
  • Erica Shaver, MD
    Erica Shaver, MD Program Director Learn More
  • Christopher Kiefer, MD
    Christopher Kiefer, MD Associate Program Director Learn More
  • Aaron Monseau, MD
    Aaron Monseau, MD Assistant Program Director Learn More


Research opportunities abound at West Virginia University. Whether you come to us as a novice researcher or an experienced publisher and grant writer, the Department of Emergency Medicine has the support structure in place to allow you to reach success in scholarly activity and publication.

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About Morgantown

A great place to call home.

Morgantown is located in north central West Virginia, near the Pennsylvania and Maryland borders. It is easily accessible via Interstates 79 and 68, both of which traverse the city.

  • 30,666 permanent residents
  • Additional 28,766 full-time West Virginia University students
  • Vibrant, diverse college town atmosphere
  • Ranked 18th best college town by Business Insider
  • Named best small city in the East by Rating Guide to Life in America’s Small cities
  • Ranked number 1 dreamtown in the country by
  • Low cost of living relative to larger cities
  • Many residents own their own homes, but rental options abound as well
  • Low crime rate
  • Relatively short commute time from all Morgantown neighborhoods, leaving more time after work to spend with family and on activities

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