Nearly finished with medical school, fourth-years set their eyes on the prize: A spot in a good residency program in their desired specialty.
According to a list published by U.S. News & World Report, the following medical schools are leading the way, helping more of their graduates secure their top-choice residency positions.
Here’s US News’ list of the top medical schools with the highest percentage of first-choice residency placements:
|School||2017 graduates admitted to their first-choice residency||2017 graduates who applied for a residency||Percent admitted to their first choice|
|Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine||75||131||57.3 %|
|Eastern Virginia Medical School||83||138||60.1%|
|University of California – Irvine||58||96||60.4%|
|East Tennessee State University||46||71||64.8%|
|University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine||84||116||72.4%|
|William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine||71||92||77.2%|
|West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine||145||181||80.1%|
|Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine||178||212||84%|
|Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine—Virginia, Carolinas and Auburn||321||345||93%|
Note: U.S. News assembled this list by surveying its 177 ranked medical schools; only 23 schools provided first-choice residency placement data. To learn more, view the full U.S. News list.