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UNECOM leads DO schools on U.S. News’ best med schools list

U.S. News & World Report ranked eight osteopathic medical schools on its annual list of the best medical schools for primary care.

U.S. News & World Report ranked eight osteopathic medical schools on its annual list of the best medical schools for primary care. The 2019 list was published Tuesday.

For the 2019 lists, U.S. News dropped several categories that DO schools have historically ranked highly in, including family medicine, rural medicine and geriatrics.

To put together the list, U.S. News relied on surveys it gathered from most med schools as well as test scores, average GPA and the number of students entering primary care specialties upon graduation. Learn more about the ranking methodology here.

These are the eight DO schools that received a numerical rank for primary care:

  • No. 69: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Biddeford, Maine
  • No. 79: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing, Michigan
  • No. 79 (tie): Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • No. 85: University of Pikeville—Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pikeville, Kentucky
  • No. 85 (tie): Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, Pennsylvania
  • No. 90: University of North Texas Health Science Center—Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Worth, Texas
  • No. 93: Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, Harrogate, Tennessee
  • No. 93 (tie): West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Lewisburg, West Virginia

See the full list here.

3 comments

  1. Title is a bit misleading, No?
    More primary care also means less students are going into specialties or competitive residencies.

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