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DO school rankings

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by ringo, Jul 5, 2001.

  1. ringo

    ringo Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 27, 2001
    Does anyone know about the current rankings of DO schools? What are the top schools? Does anyone know where NYCOM and PCOM rank?
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  3. muonwhiz

    muonwhiz Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 6, 2001
    I've never heard of any official rankings being done of osteo schools. Occasionally one or two may appear in the US News rankings under some primary care category, but I've never seen an overall ranking list of the 19 schools.
  4. John DO

    John DO A.T. Still Endowed Chair 7+ Year Member

    Jun 19, 2001
    Tampa Bay, FL
    Actually, Osteopathic schools fared very well in the U.S. News and World Report listings this year. As D.O.s are more accepted, you will see more of these appearances (since the methodology is primarily peer review). As for Osteo rankings, apparently they are done by AMSA,a s is indicated by the following excerpt from :

    "KCOM comes in third for osteopathic medical schools in the Rural Medicine ranking, behind the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (12) and the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (16). As for the osteopathic ranking in Family Medicine, KCOM ranks third again, behind Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, which tied for number 13 in the ranking.

    "This news comes shortly after learning the American Medical Student Association has changed their rank of KCOM from second place to the number one osteopathic college for primary care education in their Primary Care Scorecard (featured in the April issue of New Physician magazine). The Scorecard looks at the percentage of recent graduates from each medical school that are placed in primary care residencies (1999 graduates where used for this year's results). The revised ranking gives KCOM the lead with 75.7 percent; second place to the Ohio State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, with 72.2 percent; and third place to Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, with 62.5 percent."

    I hope this helps!
  5. ringo

    ringo Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 27, 2001
    Does anyone know anything about NYCOM's reputation? Are their student's well-trained? How's the faculty rated, student body, etc? How competitive is it?
  6. UHS2002

    UHS2002 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 11, 1999
    Unfortunately all this is soooooo misleading...
    Because a school ranks number one in producing primary care docs, it doesn't mean that it ranks number one in academics. It just means that most of the graduates from that school choose a primary care specialty. Harvard has probably one of the top medical programs in the country, together with Hopkins and Wash U. and none of them would rank higher than KCOM or LECOM in producing primary care docs...

    Not to ssay that KCOM is not a good school. Just to point out that using the ranking mentioned above is really not addressing the question that was posed initially.
  7. bustinbooty

    bustinbooty Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 11, 2001
    Detroit, MI
    For future reference, it always helps to specify what characteristics about a school you would like ranked when asking for rank orders. This is an age old thread and the same conflict arises each time. It is almost impossible to give an "overall" ranking of the DO schools.
  8. dude7

    dude7 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    May 23, 2001
    MSUCOM is da bomb.and thats all to that baby

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