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MEDICAL SCHOOLS: Ten largest in the U.S.

These are the ten largest medical schools in the U.S. according to the number of graduates in 2015.  In the original article the schools are divided into separate lists – one for allopathic and the other for osteopathic.  I thought it would be interesting to combine them here:

  1. Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (356 graduates in 2015)*
  2. Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine (322)
  3. Indiana University School of Medicine (313)
  4. University of Illinois College of Medicine (309)
  5. Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (288)
  6. Wayne State University School of Medicine (284)
  7. Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University (282)
  8. New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (270)
  9. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (266)
  10. Drexel University College of Medicine; and also Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University (both at 259)

*After writing this blog post, I was contacted by the director of communications at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine to say that, in fact, there is another branch campus in Florida that added another 187 graduates in 2015.

“Allopathic” medicine is a term not encountered so very often – it refers to the type of training and type of medicine practiced by M.D.s – as distinguished from “osteopathic” medicine.  I like the brief article on the Indiana University website that provides more background on this.


By the numbers. (2016, July 18). Modern Healthcare, 46(29), 36.

Indiana University Bloomington. (2015). Two kinds of physicians: Allopathic and osteopathic. Click here: http://www.hpplc.indiana.edu/medicine/med-res-twokinds.shtml  Posted by AHA Resource Center (312) 422-2050, rc@aha.org


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