The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) is ranked seventh among the top medical schools in rural medicine, rising in the rankings for all medical schools in the nation, both D.O. and M.D., in the U.S. News & World Report’s
2018 edition of Best Graduate Schools
KYCOM also ranked 12th in family medicine and second in the percentage of graduates who enter primary care residencies. KYCOM was the highest ranked D.O. medical school in rural medicine and family medicine.
“We’re very pleased to once again be ranked so highly in areas central to our mission,” said Boyd R. Buser, D.O., dean of KYCOM and vice president for health affairs at the University of Pikeville.
Medicine in the Mountains … Keeping the Promise: Since its inception in 1997, the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine has played an important role in preparing physicians to serve the healthcare needs of underserved populations in Kentucky and other Appalachian regions. Of the more than 1,000 graduates since the first class of physicians in 2001, 76 percent of these physicians are serving in primary care.