WVSOM recognized by U.S.News for 18th year

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

The school is ranked No. 12 in family medicine among all osteopathic and allopathic schools nationwide by the U.S.News & World Report “America’s Best Graduate Schools” 2017 annual publication. This is the 18th 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 2013-2015 residency data. Specifically, 70.1 percent of WVSOM graduates entered primary care. 

“Part of our school’s mission is to emphasize primary care in rural areas,” said WVSOM President Michael Adelman, D.O., J.D. “The fact that such a large percentage of our graduates are entering primary care and we continue to be recognized by U.S.News proves that WVSOM is delivering on its mission.” 

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.