William Curry University School of Osteopathic Medicine celebrated a major milestone Tuesday, after it was named one of the 10 best medical schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report, which publishes news, consumer advice, ratings and analysis.
Officials announced this during a press conference at the College of Osteopathic Medicine. At just 12 years old – having been established in 2010 – the college is the youngest medical school in the top 100 ranking.
“It’s always a great day to be a crusader,” said university president Ben Burnett, “but an especially great day as we celebrate together.” “Service to Others” is the core value here at William Carey University; This is what we are founded on, and our medical school models are in their determination to train young doctors to work in rural areas.
“The amazing thing about this confession, to me, is that we got it in such a short time. It’s not like we’ve been here 60 or 70 or 80 in medical school. And doing it in (a little over a decade) just makes it more amazing, And that was the vision of the Board of Trustees…and that of our former president, Dr. Tommy King.”
The college was ranked in the top 100 in both rankings used by US News & World Report: “Best Medical Schools: Primary Care” and “Best Medical Schools: Research”. Nationally, the College of Osteopathic Medicine is ranked 90th in primary care and 95th in research.
These rankings are based on faculty resources, academic achievements for student entry, and qualitative assessments by schools and residence administrators.
The analysis also takes into account the college’s previous recognitions as being first in the country to place graduates in rural areas; fourth at the state level in terms of placing graduates in disadvantaged areas; And the fourth at the state level in terms of the percentage of graduates’ placement in primary care housing.
“From our point of view, we can’t control the numbers and those kinds of things, but I think what the numbers indicate in being a top 100 medical school, this recognition indicates that we are doing something right,” said Dr. Italo Subbarao, Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine. WCU. “That means we’re focused on the mission to graduate Mississippi primary care documents, and that’s what the state really needs.
“So we do it with dedication, and we do it with dedication, and we do it every single day on a daily basis, and that commitment to producing a servant doctor — who will go out into their communities to provide service — I think we’re starting to see that brilliance through. I think the point of our mission is that we work really hard to try Contribute at a time of greatest need across the state.”
Additionally, the college is one of only five orthopedic medical schools to be ranked in the top 100, and one of only five medical schools to be in the top 100 in its five-state region. It is the only one in Mississippi classified as such.
The curriculum of the College of Osteopathic Medicine is based on orthopedic principles and practice, medical knowledge, patient care, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, practice-based learning and improvement and system-based practice.
“In terms of the future… we can’t control the numbers, but what we can control is our effort, dedication, and continued determination to make Mississippi healthier,” Subbarao said. “This means that we will continue to work on our approach to make it as innovative as possible, and do everything we can to graduate future physicians who will enter primary care specialties.”