Graduates Hat Toss

More than a Mission Statement

To us it's not just another mission statement. It's a living and breathing principle that guides each and every 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

Where tech meets hometown. It's a personal touch combined with cutting-edge technology that makes 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.

No. 1 in Rural Primary Care

A leader in 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. U.S.News & World Report has ranked WVSOM among the top medical schools in the nation in primary care and family medicine for the past 23 years, solidifying the school's reputation as a place where scientific study and compassion are joined in one curriculum.

Nationally Renowned

WVSOM is known nationwide for its efforts in Rural, Family, and Primary Care Medicine: 

  • No. 1 in providing primary care physicians for West Virginia.  (W.Va. HEPC Health Sciences Report Card)
  • No. 1 in the nation graduating primary care physicians who practice in rural Appalachia. (Academic Medicine)
  • No. 1 in the nation among all medical schools graduating physicians who practice in rural areas. (Academic Medicine)
  • No. 4 in the nation for percentage of medical school graduates entering primary care residencies. 69% of our 2018-2020 graduates entered primary care residencies.  (U.S. News & World Report, 2022 edition of “Best Graduate Schools")

Quiet Country Setting - High Adventure Recreation

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

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

Visit the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and see a place where students become top-notch physicians in both mind and spirit.

WVSOM Clock Tower