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US News - Osteopathic School Rankings

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by HolisticMed, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. HolisticMed

    HolisticMed 5+ Year Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    With 150+ allopathic schools and just about 26 osteopathic medical schools... no matter how you slice it, this is impressive.

    For the fifth year in a row, the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) received a high ranking in US News and World Report graduate school rankings for rural medicine. WVSOM ranked #8 on the list of top medical schools in rural medicine education. WVSOM also made it onto the list of the 50 best primary care medical schools at #50. The Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM) and the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center at Fort Worth Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNTHSC-COM) also appeared on this list at #5 and #34, respectively. Congratulations!
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  3. It'sElectric

    It'sElectric 10+ Year Member

    Dec 5, 2005
    I just hope everyone understands where these rankings come from and the formulas utilized in order to get such a ranking.
  4. Northerner

    Northerner Coquettish Haberdasher 10+ Year Member

    Aug 1, 2002
    Dear genius,

    Except there are 142 accredited U.S. & Canadian allopathic medical schools, only 120 of which were surveyed by U.S. News, only 108 of which were included in their analysis.

    There are 26 accredited U.S. osteopathic medical schools, only 20 of which were surveyed by U.S. News, only 18 of which were included in their analysis.

    So to take the surveyed schools, 20 out of 128 = 16% of the total schools surveyed were osteopathic. You're bragging that a whopping 3 DO schools made the Rural Medicine & Primary Care lists....? Seriously? You realize 3 out of the top 50 = 6%, right? I'm having trouble figuring out which part was "impressive", although your total disregard know.....NUMBERS is borderline impressive.
  5. Dr JPH

    Dr JPH Banned Banned 10+ Year Member

    Feb 4, 2000
    West Virginia & rural medicine?

    I dont see the connection.
  6. scpod

    scpod Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Oct 13, 2005
    WV is expanding there focus apparently. While looking through the conventions for the summer I discovered that WVSOM is having theirs in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. They must be looking into tourism medicine as well.
  7. Vox Animo

    Vox Animo Runs with Scissors 7+ Year Member

    Jan 28, 2006
    Wait a minute, there is a WEST virginia?
  8. Dr JPH

    Dr JPH Banned Banned 10+ Year Member

    Feb 4, 2000
  9. ChrisKnight

    ChrisKnight 7+ Year Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Yeah, it is Virginia's big brother/biological father.
  10. It'sElectric

    It'sElectric 10+ Year Member

    Dec 5, 2005
    I was under the impression that it was Virginia's illegitimate child.

    Now watch me end up living in West Virginia for the rest of my life.....DAMN YOU KARMA!
  11. Jack Daniel

    Jack Daniel In Memory of Riley Jane Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

    Oct 12, 2005
    And your children's children will still have as their senior senator:
    Robert C. Byrd.
  12. Ubiquitous med

    Ubiquitous med

    Apr 16, 2007
    Am I at a great disadvantage for going to a DO med school when it comes to getting into a top residency program? Also, what are the disadvantages of even going to a DO vs. an MD? Why should I even pick a DO over an MD?
  13. mshheaddoc

    mshheaddoc Howdy Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Apr 24, 2002
    Wild west of Mistytown
    Since its a numbers game apparently -

    OSU-COM - 30th in primary care and 14th in rural health this year.

    Its great to be recognized for primary care but as everyone says, rankings aren't everything.
  14. Static Line

    Static Line America's Guard of Honor 5+ Year Member

    Dec 5, 2004
    You are at a great disadvantage because you're you. Did your mother have anykids that lived?
  15. Moity21

    Moity21 OMSIII 2+ Year Member

    Dec 3, 2006
    That's pretty nasty.
  16. Popoy

    Popoy SDN Super Moderator 10+ Year Member

    Apr 22, 2001
    This happens every year... careful what you read and consider the source and how they've achieve the list.

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