Med school rankings

The DO schools on U.S. News’ best med schools list

U.S. News & World Report released its annual report of the best med schools for primary care. Learn which osteopathic medical schools made the list.

U.S. News & World Report ranked three osteopathic medical schools on its annual list of the best medical schools for primary care. The 2020 list was published Tuesday.

Last year, U.S. News stopped ranking med schools in some categories that DO schools have historically ranked highly in, including rural medicine and geriatrics.

To put together the primary care rankings, 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. How a given med school was rated by other med schools and residency program directors factored significantly into where it landed on the list. Learn more about the ranking methodology here.

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

  • No. 71 (tie): University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • No. 74: Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • No. 82 (tie): Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine—Erie

See the full list here.

Med schools that produce the most primary care residents

U.S. News’ list of the med schools that produce the most primary care residents included eight DO schools in the top 10. See the list here.

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