PIKEVILLE, Ky. (May 21, 2018) – The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) ranked second among D.O. and M.D. schools in the U.S. in the percentage of graduates who enter primary care residencies in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 edition of Best Graduate Schools. KYCOM’s ranking affirms its mission to provide an osteopathic medical education that emphasizes primary care.
“We’re very pleased to once again be ranked so highly in this area,” said Boyd R. Buser, D.O., dean of KYCOM and vice president for health affairs at the University of Pikeville. “It is evidence that we continue to meet our mission.”
Since its inception in 1997, KYCOM has graduated more than 1,300 osteopathic physicians, the majority of whom have entered primary care. Many are serving in Central Appalachia and in underserved and rural areas of the country.
“We have kept the promise we made when our school was founded, and we’re changing the face of health care delivery in Kentucky and Central Appalachia. We are proud to be improving the lives of our patients and our communities,” said Buser.
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