100 Years of Unique Care
Osteopathic medicine is a unique form of American medical care that was developed in 1874 by Andrew Taylor Still, M.D. Dr. Still was dissatisfied with the effectiveness of 19th Century medicine. He believed that many of the medications of his day were useless or even harmful. Dr. Still was one of the first in his time to study the attributes of good health so that he could better understand the process of disease. (read more)
The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) has earned high marks in rural medicine ranking 11th among all medical schools in the nation, both DO and MD, in the U.S. News & World Report's rankings of best medical schools for 2017. KYCOM was the highest ranked D.O. medical school in rural medicine.
Certain osteopathic medical schools uniquely suited to combat this crisis, even more so than their conventional allopathic counterparts.