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West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

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The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine was founded in 1974 as Greenbrier College of Osteopathic Medicine. It became part of the West Virginia system of higher education in 1976. Its 43-acre campus is located in rural Appalachia. Its focus is on training primary care physicians for service in rural communities of West Virginia.


4-year. The curriculum has been designed with the special medical needs of the population of Appalachia in mind. The program emphasizes both the basic and clinical sciences and extensive training in diagnostic skills, including early clinical experiences. Students are prepared for the challenges of a rural practice through exposure to family medicine clerkships. The school has 2 curricular tracts for its students during the first 2 years of the program. First year and second years: The System-Based Learning approach has both a classroom and laboratory focus in teaching the basic medical sciences. Integrated with these studies are the principles and practices of osteopathy, physical diagnosis, and physician skills. The Problem-Based Learning approach involves small-group and student-oriented education and involves case studies and structural exercises. Courses in osteopathic manipulative treatment, physical diagnosis, physician skills, and anatomy are taught. Third and fourth years: Involves providing students an opportunity to gain direct primary care clinical experience with patients in various settings in the major areas of general medicine, while assuming graduated responsibility. Training sites are distributed statewide in West Virginia. Affiliated Teaching Hospitals The college has contractual arrangements with offcampus hospitals and clinics that provide training in the clinical years. Housing There is no on-campus housing, but ample rentals are available in the immediate vicinity.


Completion of a minimum of 3 years of college, the MCAT, and at least a C+ grade point average are necessary. The basic premedical science courses plus 1 year of English are required. Additional courses in molecular and organic biology are strongly recommended. A CPR certificate is required prior to matriculation. It is expected that a class size of 200 will be selected from the applicant pool. First preference is given to West Virginia applicants. A supplementary application, recommendations from a preprofessional advisory committee and a physician, as well as an interview, are essential elements of the admission process.

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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1 0.12
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 2 0.05
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Forcible Rape 1 0.03
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 9 0.23
Larceny 69 1.80
Vehicle theft 2 0.05

Student Enrollment Demographics

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Lewisburg, WV 24901
Surrounding communityRemote town (over 35 mi. away from an urban cluster)
Total Population7,676 (4,500 urban / 3,176 rural)
Households3,429 (2.22 people per house)
Median Household Income$29,272
Families2,206 (2.78 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Special Focus Institutions — Medical schools and medical centers
Undergraduate PopulationN/A
EnrollmentExclusively graduate/professional
Size & SettingN/A

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work required3
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District5403

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Undergraduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family N/A N/A N/A

Student Tuition Costs for Professional Fields

  In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Osteopathic Medicine Degree — Tuition $19,950 $19,950
Osteopathic Medicine Degree — Required Fees $1,000 $1,000

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees N/A(N/C) N/A(N/C) N/A(N/C)
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board N/A(N/C)

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open AdmissionsN/A
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 525th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $85,178 ($90,000 male / $72,322 female)
Number of FT Faculty 22 (16 male / 6 female)
Number of PT Faculty 66
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $1,948,977

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