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KYCOM ranks No. 7 in 2018 Best Medical Schools

Eight osteopathic medical schools made this year’s U.S. News & World Report lists.

U.S. News & World Report released their list of the 2018 Best Medical Schools this week with the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) achieving the highest rankings of any osteopathic medical school at No. 7 in the rural medicine category and No. 12 in the family medicine category.

“We’re very pleased to once again be ranked so highly in areas central to our mission,” said AOA President and Dean of UP-KCOM Boyd Buser, DO, in a university announcement.

KYCOM also has the second highest number of graduates entering primary care residencies at 76.3%.

In total, eight osteopathic medical schools were ranked in four categories:

Primary Care:

  • No. 33: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing
  • No. 51 (tie): Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, New Jersey
  • No. 66 (tie): University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth
  • No. 86 (tie): University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine
  • No. 88 (tie): Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa

Family Medicine:

  • No. 12: University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • No. 14 (tie): Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Athens
  • No. 14 (tie): West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg

Geriatrics

  • No. 15 (tie): Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, New Jersey

Rural Medicine:

  • No. 7 (tie): University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • No. 14 (tie): West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg

Visit the U.S. News & World Report website for the full report.

4 comments

  1. Not surprised to see UNTHSC-TCOM in Fort Worth make the list! I was impressed from the moment I stepped foot in that school as an aspiring med-student taking a tour. I’m always so glad I chose to attend. Here in Massachusetts, patients often choose me because I’m a DO! Indira Konanur DO, TCOM class of 2007

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