To us it's not just another mission statement. It's a living and breathing principle that guides each and every member of the WVSOM family to
produce the best educated, most caring and compassionate osteopathic physicians in the world:
“The mission of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) is to educate students from diverse backgrounds as lifelong learners in osteopathic medicine and complementary health related programs; to support and develop graduate medical education training; to advance scientific knowledge through academic, clinical and basic science research; and to promote patient-centered, evidence based medicine. WVSOM is dedicated to serve, first and foremost, the state of West Virginia and the health care needs of its residents, emphasizing primary care in rural areas.”
WVSOM is known nationwide for its efforts in Rural, Family, and Primary Care Medicine
No. 1 in providing primary care physicians for West Virginia. (W.Va. HEPC Health Sciences Report Card)
No. 1 in the nation graduating primary care physicians who practice in rural Appalachia. (Academic Medicine)
No. 1 in the nation among all medical schools graduating physicians who practice in rural areas. (Academic Medicine)
No. 5 in the nation for percentage of medical school graduates entering primary care residencies. 70.3% of our 2014-2016 graduates entered primary care residencies. (U.S. News & World Report, 2018 edition of “Best Graduate Schools")
No. 14 in the nation of all U.S. medical schools for Family Medicine specialty. (U.S. News & World Report, 2018 edition of “Best Graduate Schools")
No. 14 in the nation of all U.S. medical schools for Rural Medicine specialty. (U.S. News & World Report, 2018 edition of “Best Graduate Schools")
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