WVSOM recognized by U.S. News for 17th year


The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) is once again being recognized as one of the nation’s top medical schools.

The school is ranked No. 13 in family medicine by the U.S. News & World Report “America’s Best Graduate Schools” 2016 annual publication. WVSOM is also ranked No. 14 in rural medicine. This is the 17th consecutive year WVSOM’s specialty programs have received recognition.

“Part of WVSOM’s mission is to educate students who will serve the health care needs of West Virginia residents, emphasizing primary care in rural areas,” said WVSOM President Michael Adelman, D.O., J.D. “This annual recognition in family medicine and rural medicine reinforces our commitment in achieving our mission.”

Among 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.

Medical 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.

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