A leader in producing graduates who practice in rural settings, WVSOM blends the ease of living in a breathtaking mountain community with a nationally recognized faculty and innovative programs. U.S.News & World Report has ranked WVSOM among the top medical schools in the nation in primary care and family medicine for the past 20 years, solidifying the school's reputation as a place where scientific study and compassion are joined in one curriculum.
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. 4 in the nation for percentage of medical school graduates entering primary care residencies. 69.2% of our 2014-2017 graduates entered primary care residencies. (U.S. News & World Report, 2018 edition of “Best Graduate Schools")