ERIE, Pa. — Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) consistently produces more primary care physicians than any other U.S. medical school, according to new data released by U.S. News & World Report.
The standings, part of U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of medical schools, are based upon the percentage of graduates who entered the primary care field between 2017 and 2019. According to the data, 69% of LECOM students enter primary care residencies upon graduation. In 2019, approximately 380 of the 551 LECOM College of Osteopathic Medicine graduates entered primary care programs following commencement.
LECOM is the largest medical school in the country and consistently graduates more than 500 doctors of osteopathic medicine each spring. The college is one of 13 osteopathic medical schools to make U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 list.
LECOM currently enrolls more than 4,200 students in its College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Pharmacy, School of Dental Medicine, School of Health Services Administration and graduate degree programs at campuses in Erie and Greensburg, Pennsylvania, and Bradenton, Florida; a fourth campus, LECOM at Elmira, will open in Elmira, New York, in July. Today more than 12,000 LECOM alumni are delivering quality care to patients across the U.S.