ERIE, PA – Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) ranks fourth among medical schools that produce the highest number of primary care physicians, according to a new analysis 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 2016 and 2018. According to the data, 69 percent of LECOM students enter primary care residencies upon graduation. Ranking fourth, LECOM is one of eight osteopathic medical schools to make the top 10 on the list of 117 institutions.
LECOM currently enrolls more than 4,100 students in its College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Pharmacy, School of Dental Medicine and master’s degree programs at campuses in Erie, Greensburg and Bradenton, Florida; a fourth location will open in Elmira, New York, in July 2020. Today more than 11,000 LECOM alumni deliver quality health care to patients across the U.S.