Medical Education

Petersen, Julie
Julie Petersen, DO
Medical School

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate School

Washington and Lee University

BA in Politics, Certificated in Shepherd Poverty Studies Program


Fayetteville, WV

Medical Interests

Global medicine, full spectrum Family Medicine


Music (piano and singing), running, cycling, rock climbing

Future Plans

Global medicine is my passion, and I plan to spend my career working in international healthcare and public health.

Reason for Residency

Grant is more committed to full-spectrum Family Medicine than any other program I've experienced, and I truly believe that will receive the best clinical education here.  You get the best of both worlds here - an unopposed FM program while still working at a major medical center with a diverse patient population.  It's a "jump in the deep end, get our hands dirty" kind of place that I loved.  I knew this was the place for me when Dr. Ramirez scolded me gently on Clin Med for suggesting that we consult GI for a paracentesis.

Year of study
Third Year