The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) is delivering on its mission to educate physicians serving underserved areas by once again being recognized as one of the nation’s top medical schools for rural medicine.
The school is ranked No. 12 in family medicine by the U.S. News & World Report “America’s Best Graduate Schools” 2015 annual publication. WVSOM is also ranked No. 16 in rural medicine. This is the 16th consecutive year WVSOM’s specialty programs have received recognition. Medical school deans and senior faculty from across the U.S. determine specialty rankings based on educational programs. Results were calculated from a survey of 128 accredited M.D. and D.O. medical schools across the country.
“Day in and day out, WVSOM’s mission is to educate students who will serve the special health care needs of West Virginia residents, emphasizing primary care in rural areas,” said WVSOM President Michael Adelman, D.O., J.D. “The consistent recognition in family medicine and rural medicine demonstrates WVSOM’s commitment to providing our students with a high quality, educational foundation for their professional careers.”
Among all medical schools in the nation, WVSOM continues to be No. 3 in the percentage of graduates entering primary care specialties, based on 2010-2012 residency data.