The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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March 14, 2013

WVSOM recognized for 15th consecutive year as one of nation's top medical schools

LEWISBURG — The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) continues to be recognized as one of the nation's top medical schools for rural medicine.

The institution is ranked No. 9 in rural medicine by the U.S.News & World Report “America's Best Graduate Schools” 2014 annual publication. WVSOM is also ranked No. 13 in family medicine. The rankings recognize institutions that offer top programs in business, law, medicine, engineering and education, among other specialties. This is the 15th consecutive year WVSOM's medical programs have received recognition.

“A commitment to educating primary care physicians who will serve in rural areas is at the heart of WVSOM's mission,” said President Michael Adelman, D.O., J.D. “WVSOM's recognition as a top medical school in rural and primary care speaks to the dedication of the school's faculty and staff to delivering an education which will enable our students to provide holistic, compassionate and capable care to their future patients.”

Among all medical schools in the nation, WVSOM is No. 3 in the percentage of graduates entering primary care residences from 2010 to 2012.

Medical school deans and senior faculty from across the country rate the educational programs and determine specialty rankings. Results were calculated from a survey of 149 accredited M.D. and D.O. medical schools across the country.


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