Aerial photo of WVSOM campus


The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine has a long history of serving rural communities and cultivating osteopathic minds.

More Than a Mission Statement

To us it's not just another mission statement. It's a living and breathing principle that guides each member of the WVSOM family to produce the best-educated, most caring and compassionate osteopathic physicians in the world.

“The mission of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) is to educate students from diverse backgrounds as lifelong learners in osteopathic medicine and complementary health-related programs; to support and develop graduate medical education training; to advance scientific knowledge through academic, clinical and basic science research; and to promote patient-centered, evidence-based medicine. WVSOM is dedicated to serve, first and foremost, the state of West Virginia and the health care needs of its residents, emphasizing primary care in rural areas.”
Students on campus tour with WVSOM clock tower in background

Medical School as it Should Be

A personal touch combines with cutting-edge technology to make the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine the perfect place for future physicians to expand their minds while learning a personal, holistic approach to medicine.

A Leader in Rural Primary Care

Nationally recognized for producing graduates who practice in rural settings, WVSOM blends the ease of living in a breathtaking mountain community with a nationally recognized faculty and innovative programs.

A Great Place to Work

WVSOM has been recognized nine times as a "Great College to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Renowned Throughout the State

WVSOM is known for its efforts in rural, family and primary care medicine as well as for producing graduates who can enter any medical specialty.

We are:

  • West Virginia’s largest medical school, with an annual enrollment of more than 800 students. (W.Va. HEPC Health Sciences and Rural Health Report)
  • No. 1 in producing physicians who practice in West Virginia. 40% of the state’s physicians are WVSOM graduates. (W.Va. HEPC Health Sciences and Rural Health Report)
  • The school with the lowest tuition of West Virginia’s three medical schools. (W.Va. HEPC Health Sciences and Rural Health Report)

Quiet Country Setting - High Adventure Recreation

Don't let the quiet beauty of Greenbrier County fool you. There are opportunities for adventure around the corner, including whitewater rafting, hiking, fishing, skiing and mountain climbing.

Combine the area's natural beauty with a thriving arts community, and historic Lewisburg becomes the perfect place to live, learn and grow.

WVSOM Clock Tower