Nationally-Acclaimed Rural Healthcare Physician to Speak at Concord

For Immediate Release: 
Sep 30 2001

Nationally-Acclaimed Rural Healthcare Physician to Speak at Concord

Athens, W.Va. - Dr. Robert Walker, professor and chair of family and community health and associate dean for clinical affairs at the Marshall University School of Medicine will be speaking at Concord College, Monday, November 26, 2001, 5:00-6:00 p.m., in room 300 in the College’s Science Building.

Dr. Walker will be lecturing on parasitology which is the study of parasites (worm, insects, etc.).

The College’s biology club is sponsoring the event.

The presentation is free to the general public. For more information, call Dr. Tonya McKinley, 1-304-384-5219 or e-mail


Concord College Notes: The Concord College division of natural sciences includes the departments of biology, mathematics, and physical sciences. This division prepares graduates to enter careers in mathematics, computer science, the allied health sciences, the natural sciences, and teaching. Students are also prepared to enter graduate programs in chemistry, physics, biology, computer science, mathematics, geology/environmental science, statistics, and programs in the professions of medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy.

Marshall University School of Medicine emphasizes primary care and encourages students to practice in West Virginia. Since the Association of American Medical Colleges has published rankings, MUSOM has consistently placed in the top ten (of 125 allopathic or conventional medical schools) in the percentage of graduates entering primary care practice. Six Marshall students were awarded the Year IV $10,000 Health Science Scholarships; only 13 were awarded statewide. The scholarships were awarded based upon a student’s commitment to practice primary care medicine for a minimum of two years in an underserved rural area of West Virginia. Their entering Class of 1999 had a male to female ratio of 50:50.