The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) has once again been recognized as one of the nation’s top medical schools.
The school is ranked No. 14 in family medicine among all osteopathic and allopathic schools nationwide by the U.S. News & World Report “America’s Best Graduate Schools” 2018 annual publication. WVSOM is also ranked No. 14 in rural medicine. This is the 19th consecutive year WVSOM’s programs have received recognition.
Among all medical schools in the nation, WVSOM is No. 5 in the percentage of graduates entering primary care specialties, based on 2014-2016 residency data. Specifically, 70.3 percent of WVSOM graduates entered primary care.
“A commitment to educating primary care physicians who will serve in rural areas is at the heart of WVSOM’s mission,” said President Michael Adelman, D.O., J.D. “WVSOM’s recognition as a top medical school in primary care speaks to the dedication of the school’s faculty and staff to delivering an education that will enable our students to provide holistic, compassionate and capable care to their future patients.”
Medical school deans and senior faculty from across the U.S. determined the rankings based on educational programs. Results were calculated from a survey of accredited M.D. and D.O. medical schools across the country. The U.S. News & World Report recognizes institutions that offer top programs spanning specialties like business, law, medicine, engineering and education.