MED SCHOOL RANKINGS

The DO schools on U.S. News’ best med schools list for 2022

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.

In 2019, U.S. News stopped ranking med schools in some categories that DO schools have historically ranked highly in, including geriatrics. However, this year, the publication released several new lists that DO schools ranked highly in, including medical schools with the most graduates in primary care and med schools with the most graduates practicing in rural areas.

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, the number of graduates in primary care residencies, and the number of graduates in primary care. 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 ranking on U.S. News’ list of the best medical schools for primary care:

  • No. 17 (tie): Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • No. 57 : University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • No. 80 (tie): Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine—Erie

Med schools with the most graduates practicing in primary care

This new U.S. News list includes nine DO schools in the top 10. See the list here.

Med schools with the most graduates practicing in rural areas

This new U.S. News list includes six DO schools in the top 10. See the list here.

Med schools that produce the most primary care residents

This list includes six DO schools in the top 10. See the list here.

Med schools with the most graduates practicing in underserved areas

This new U.S. News list includes four DO schools in the top 10. See the list here.

1 comment

  1. Clearly as a COMS, DesMoines, Ia, graduate x 1965 I recognize the historic issues of prominent national rankings, but neglect that I see in our literature the rankings of those of us who pursued specialty training.

    Long ago we have crossed the bridge that historically frustrated and isolated us… but many of superiorly achieved., against ALL ODDS!

    I personally took my Pediatric DO residency in 1967-1968. I created and modified Adult ventilators to support newborns who in wholesale routinely succumbed to severe birth related breathing disorder. I cared for over my residency 30 newborns with severe breathing insufficiency, 81% lived and were well physically and developmentally well vs historically 100% DEAD whether in MD or DO hospitals.

    Yes I published within JAOA. It took manufacturing 5 more years before a pediatric ventilator was marketed and 2 more years before a newborn ventilator was created. I begged manufacturing to creat these tools. They said NO CALL..NO NEED.. NO REASON.

    My work efforts were not prompted by any published or lectured media, anywhere. There are I’m sure many awesome similar storie and while high ranks laud primary care, many, many of us took the specialty route. Please share your rankings for our graduates seeking specialty.. we should be equally proud of all that all of us have done!

    Max H Robins. DO, FACOP
    peddocmi@hotmail.com

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