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U.S. News & World Report Ranks LECOM Among 2023-2024 Best Graduate Schools for Primary Care

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) has been ranked No. 84 among the 2023-2024 Best Graduate Schools Medical Schools: Primary Care by U.S. News & World Report.

Designed for prospective students looking to further their education beyond college, the Best Graduate Schools rankings evaluate programs in a variety of disciplines, including business, education, engineering, law, medicine and nursing.

LECOM president and CEO John M. Ferretti, D.O. credits the institution’s people and experience for the recognition.  “LECOM consistently ranks among the nation’s best graduate schools thanks to the efforts of our administration, faculty, staff, and ultimately our students over the past 30 years.”

U.S. News & World Report Ranks LECOM Among 2023-2024 Best Graduate Schools for Primary Care

Additionally, U. S. News & World Report ranks LECOM among the most graduates practicing in medically underserved areas (#43), most graduates practicing in primary care (#56), and most graduates practicing in rural areas (#56).

By collecting graduate school data annually, U.S. News is able to present the most current figures on enrollment, job placement, faculty and other critical quality indicators that help prospective students make informed decisions.

“When prospective students are considering their options for graduate school, the Best Graduate Schools rankings are designed to help them identify schools that excel in the program they want to study,” said LaMont Jones, senior editor of Education at U.S. News. “With many options available, U.S. News provides a wealth of data in an easy format to help each student make the best decision.”Prospective students can see how LECOM compares to other institutions and how the rankings are calculated on


In 2023, the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) celebrates its 30th anniversary. Founded in 1992, the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) has grown to become the largest medical school in the country. Enrollment in the College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Pharmacy, School of Dental Medicine, School of Podiatric Medicine, School of Health Services Administration and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences has surpassed 4,400 students at campuses in Erie and Greensburg, Pa., Bradenton, Fla., and Elmira, N.Y. LECOM consistently graduates more primary care physicians than any other U.S. medical college while maintaining one of the lowest tuitions of any private medical school in the country. The college is the core of the nation’s only osteopathic academic health centers, LECOM Health, a highly innovative, multifaceted health care and education system. Today over 16,000 LECOM alumni are providing health care to patients across the U.S.

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