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School of Medicine resident elected to national post

Sep. 08, 2013 @ 11:50 PM

HUNTINGTON -- Dr. Kimberly R. Becher, family medicine resident in the Department of Family and Community Health at Marshall University's Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, was recently elected to serve as the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents representative to the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Becher was elected to the national post by her peers at the national conference in July. She will serve as the sole resident member on the board of directors, representing more than 3,000 family medicine residents nationwide.

Becher, who grew up in West Virginia and graduated from Marshall's medical school in 2011, is in her third and final year of residency and serves as one of the department's chief residents. Interested in health policy and reform advocacy, Becher also serves as one of Marshall's Paul Ambrose Health Policy Fellows.

Following residency, Becher plans on working in Clay County for Community Care of West Virginia.

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