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Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Nationally Recognized for Primary Care and Research

October 07, 2022

 

U.S. News & World Report Ranks 16 COMs in Top 124 for Primary Care and Research

IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Bethesda, MD) – Today, the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) celebrates our member schools for their inclusion in the U.S. News & World Report rankings for best medical schools in primary care and research.

“Primary care is a cornerstone of osteopathic medicine and osteopathic medical education,” says AACOM President and CEO Robert A. Cain, DO. “While osteopathic medical students go on to practice across medical specialties, they are trained to diagnose and treat from a primary care perspective—assessing the whole patient. We are proud of our schools for achieving this recognition, and for ranking highly in research. As an association, we have prioritized expanding osteopathic representation and research at the National Institutes of Health and look forward to celebrating continued growth in this area.”

Sixteen COMs ranked in the top 124 for primary care and research:

  • Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Virginia Campus
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Lincoln Memorial University - DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine - California
  • University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth - Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • University of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
  • West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine

About AACOM

The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) leads and advocates for the full continuum of osteopathic medical education to improve the health of the public. Founded in 1898 to support and assist the nation's osteopathic medical schools, AACOM represents all 38 accredited colleges of osteopathic medicine—educating approximately 36,500 future physicians, 25 percent of all U.S. medical students—at 62 teaching locations in 35 U.S. states, as well as osteopathic graduate medical education professionals and trainees at U.S. medical centers, hospitals, clinics and health systems.

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