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Local student graduates from med school

Item by Denise Allen Membreno

Kristalyn K. Gallagher graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine with the degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine on May 31.

While at WVSOM, Dr. Gallagher was the treasurer of Emergency Medicine Club. She has a bachelor of science degree in Physiology from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla. She is a 1999 graduate of Ridgeview Christian School in Stuarts Draft.

Dr. Gallagher is the daughter of Randy and Patti Gallagher of Staunton, and the wife of BJ Barrick. She is planning a residency in general surgery at Oklahoma State University Medical Center in Tulsa, Okla.

WVSOM – an award-winning medical school located in southeastern West Virginia – offers a nationally ranked medical-education program with a dose of small-town charm. WVSOM is recognized worldwide for its efforts in rural, family, and primary care medicine. The college has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s best medical schools for nine consecutive years, including four of the last five years as one of the Top 10 rural medicine programs in the country. Visit WVSOM online at

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