The Mountain State OPTI
Mountain State Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institutions, Inc.(MSOPTI) or Mountain State OPTI was accredited by the American Osteopathic Association in June, 1999.
The consortium is comprised of a central member, the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, located in Lewisburg, West Virginia, and its partner training institutions. See Affiliated Hospitals for a list and locations of the MSOPTI partners.
While varied in size and scope, each MSOPTI partner hospital offers unique training opportunities for both pre and postdoctoral trainees. At the present time, postdoctoral training opportunities in the MSOPTI consortium include:
traditional osteopathic internship programs, and residency programs in:
- Emergency Medicine
- Family Medicine
- Internal Medicine
- Combined Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine
- Urological Surgery
- Geriatric Medicine Fellowship
The consortium aims to establish additional primary care residencies and to expand the consortium by exploring potential new training sites.
Mountain State OPTI and the Teaching Health Center Initiative
AccessHealth Teaching Health Center (THC) and Cornerstone Care THC, are newly developed Family Medicine Residency training sites consisting of networks of rural health centers designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and partner hospitals. With central offices located in Beckley, WV and Greensburg, PA, respectively, they were approved for federal funding through HRSA and offer a unique primary care curriculum primarily in ambulatory settings.
Manuals & Publications
(304) 647 - 6343
(304) 647 - 6344 - Fax
GME / MSOPTI Staff
Lorenzo Pence, D.O., FACOFP
Vice President – Graduate Medical Education & Rural Outreach
Victoria Shuman, D.O., FACOFP
Associate Dean – Graduate Medical Education
& Academic Officer
William Shires, M.A.
MSOPTI Executive Director
MSOPTI Administrative Assistant
Christine (Tina) Plaugher
MSOPTI Administrative Secretary Senior
SEAHEC Executive Director