\r\n\r\nThe West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) is once again being recognized as one of the nation\u2019s top medical schools.\r\n\r\nThe school is ranked No. 13 in family medicine by the U.S. News & World Report \u201cAmerica\u2019s Best Graduate Schools\u201d 2016 annual publication. WVSOM is also ranked No. 14 in rural medicine. This is the 17th consecutive year WVSOM\u2019s specialty programs have received recognition.\r\n\r\n\u201cPart of WVSOM\u2019s mission is to educate students who will serve the health care needs of West Virginia residents, emphasizing primary care in rural areas,\u201d said WVSOM President Michael Adelman, D.O., J.D. \u201cThis annual recognition in family medicine and rural medicine reinforces our commitment in achieving our mission.\u201d\r\n\r\nAmong all medical schools in the nation, WVSOM continues to be No. 3 in the percentage of graduates entering primary care specialties, based on 2012-2014 residency data.\r\n\r\nMedical school deans and senior faculty from across the U.S. determined the specialty 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.