Midwestern University’s Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine recently earned a top spot on the U.S. News and World Report ranking of Best Medical Schools in the practice area of primary care.
The Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine ranked 17th on the list that evaluated medical schools based on faculty resources, the academic achievement of entering students, qualitative assessments by schools and residency directors, and the proportion of graduates practicing primary care medicine. CCOM was the top osteopathic college ranked in this category. In addition, the report listed the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine as first in primary care production based on the percentage of recent graduates practicing in primary care specialties.
“Midwestern University is extremely proud of the education we provide for our students,” said Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of Midwestern University. “The Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine has a long tradition of educating excellent osteopathic physicians dedicated to the well-being of their patients. I am pleased that they have earned national recognition for the quality of their academic program, the success of our students, and the commitment of our alumni to serve their community as primary care physicians,” Dr. Goeppinger said.
U.S. News announced the 2022 Best Graduate Schools rankings on March 30, 2021. The magazine worked with the Robert Graham Center, a division of the American Academy of Family Physicians, to determine the medical school rankings. U.S. News decided to focus on primary care because the Association of American Medical Colleges projects the U.S. could see an estimated shortage of between 21,400 and 55,200 primary care physicians by 2033. Primary care physicians were defined as those who have a primary specialty in family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, or internal medicine pediatrics. More details on the methodologies used to create the rankings can be found at www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-medical-schools.
Founded in 1900, the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine educates osteopathic physicians to provide compassionate quality care and commit to lifelong learning, research, and service. Students in the program benefit from caring faculty mentors, robust research opportunities, outstanding clinical rotation sites, and a strong network of successful alumni practicing in a wide variety of specialties at top hospitals and medical centers.