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9 DO schools rank in top 10 for producing the most primary care residents

LMU-DCOM tops the list of schools with the most graduates headed to primary care residencies in U.S. News’ list.

Nine out of the 10 medical schools that produce the most primary care residents were osteopathic medical schools, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of med schools.

The rankings were based on the percentage of graduates entering primary care specialties between 2015 and 2017.

Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine topped the list with 80.6% of graduates entering primary care residencies, followed by Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine with 75.3%, and William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine with 71% of graduates headed for primary care residencies following graduation.

Here are the top 10 medical schools with the most graduates heading into primary care:

No. 1: Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, Harrogate, Tennessee –¬† 80.6%

No. 2: Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pikeville Р75.3%

No. 3: William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Hattiesburg, Mississippi Р71%

No. 4: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg – 69.2%

No. 5: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Virginia, Carolinas and Auburn – 69%

No. 6: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, Pennsylvania – 68%

No. 7: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill – 62%

No. 8. Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana – 61%

No. 9: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Biddeford, Maine – 60%

No. 10: University of North Texas Health Science Center – Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Forth Worth, Texas – 60%

See the full list here.

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