Fort Worth’s osteopathic medical school ranks No. 1 in the nation for primary care

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The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth came out on top of U.S. News and World Report’s annual ranking of best medical schools for primary care.

The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine at University of North Texas Health Science Center was ranked the nation’s top osteopathic medical school for primary care. The school’s class of 2022 had 55% of its students match in primary care.

The Fort Worth school founded in 1970 also ranked 36th in primary care among all medical schools in the country, up from 57th in 2021 and 72nd in 2020.

“Our Osteopathic roots have allowed us to grow and service the needs of our community through our graduate’s delivery of osteopathic primary care. I’m very proud of the incredible work by our faculty and staff to achieve this level recognition,” said Dr. Frank Filipetto, Everett endowed professor and dean of Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Osteopathic medicine promotes a “whole person” approach to medicine and focuses on preventive care. According to the American Osteopathic Association, about 11% of U.S. physicians are doctors of osteopathic medicine.

The school ranked 45th for graduates practicing in rural areas, up from 52nd in 2021.