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Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Ranked Among Best Graduate Schools

March 19, 2012:

U.S. News & World Report magazine has released its “2013 Best Graduate Schools” listings, including its rankings of the best medical schools for primary care.

Four osteopathic medical schools made the rankings for best schools for primary care, including one in the top 25 and two in the top 50. These schools and their rankings include:

  • Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM) in East Lansing (17) 

  • University of North Texas Health Science Center—Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNTHS/TCOM) in Fort Worth (35) 

  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pa. (52)

  • University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM) in Biddeford, Maine (68)

In addition, osteopathic medical schools make up the top four schools with the highest percentage of graduates entering primary care. MSUCOM tops this list.

Furthermore, four osteopathic medical schools are named top schools for rural medicine, including: 

  • University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg



While several osteopathic medical schools appear on the list for best medical schools for research, none of them received a ranking.  

View the full list on the U.S. News & World Report website.


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