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Arvon celebrates graduation

By Staff | Dec 30, 2011

From left are Associate Dean for Student Services, James E. Brown, MD, FACOG, Assistant Dean for Student Services, Rosemarie Cannarella Lorenzetti, MD, MPH,  graduate Alexandria Nicole Arvon, MD and C.H. Mitch Jacques, MD, PHD, Dean, Eastern Division.  (submitted)

Alexandria N. Arvon, MD celebrated her recent graduation from the WVU School of Medicine on Dec. 9, 2011 at the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, Eastern Division in Martinsburg. While the WVU School of Medicine Eastern Division has graduated many classes, the ceremonies are usually held in Morgantown, in conjunction with WVU School of Medicine/ Morgantown. Arvon is the first medical student to hold her graduation ceremony at the Eastern Division campus and the event was attended by her family and special guests.

Arvon was a member of the first group of high school seniors selected for the Med STEP program in 2003. MedSTEP is a highly competitive academic program that provides pre-approved admission for the WVU School of Medicine, provided that participants remain in excellent academic standing and adhere to other scholarly requirements. It is a joint program with Shepherd University and the WVU School of Medicine. After successfully graduating from Shepherd University, Arvon entered medical school in Morgantown and completed her last two years of medical school on the Eastern Division campus in Martinsburg.

Dr. Arvon is a graduate of Martinsburg High School, the Shepherd University MedSTEP program and the WVU School of Medicine. She is the daughter of Skip and Yvonne Lantz of Martinsburg and is married to Trey Arvon. In January, Arvon will begin her residency at WVU’s Harpers Ferry Family Medicine. Family medicine residency is a hands-on training program that takes three years to complete. A medical residency is a requirement for all physicians who practice in the United States.