The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine ranked second among D.O. and M.D. schools in the US in the percentage of graduates who enter primary care residencies in US News & World Report’s 2019 edition of Best Graduate Schools. Boyd Buser, D.O., vice president for health affairs at the University of Pikeville and dean of KYCOM, said they are pleased to be ranked so highly in this area and it is evidence they continue to meet their mission to provide an osteopathic medical education that emphasizes primary care. Since its inception in 1997, the school has graduated more than 1,300 osteopathic physicians, many serving in Central Appalachia and in under-served and rural areas of the country.