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

For the third year in a row, LMU-DCOM tops U.S. News’ list of schools with the most graduates going to primary care residencies.

Six 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 2017 and 2019.

Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine topped this year’s list with 79.2% of graduates entering primary care residencies. The next DO school on the list is William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine, which landed in the No. 3 slot with 78% of graduates headed for primary care residencies.

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

No. 1: Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine – 79.2%

No. 2: New York University–Long Island – 79%

No. 3: William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine – 78%

No. 4: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill – 71%

No. 5: West Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine – 70.2%

No. 6: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie – 69%

No. 7: University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine – 64.8%

No. 8: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Virginia – 63%

No. 9: Baylor College of Medicine – 62.7%

No. 10: Eastern Virginia Medical School – 59.5%

See the full list here.

Related reading:

The DO schools on U.S. News’ best med schools list for 2021

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