Thursday, March 17, 2011
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The UNC School of Medicine is once again ranked highly by U.S. News and World Report in the magazine’s 2012 “America’s Best Graduate Schools” issue. The School ranked 2nd in Primary Care and 20th in Research overall. Family Medicine, Rural Medicine and AIDS were also listed as top ten specialties.
“We should all be proud of ranking as one of the very best schools of medicine in country,” said Dr. Bill Roper, dean of the School of Medicine and CEO of the UNC Health Care System. “Our students in the MD, PhD, and Allied Health programs continue to succeed and we are in very good company with our colleagues in the UNC Schools of Pharmacy, Nursing and Public Health. This is a wonderful time to recognize our faculty, staff, students, and alumni for their dedication to UNC.”
Each year the magazine ranks Schools of Medicine and selected health disciplines. Rehabilitation Counseling, in the Department of Allied Health Sciences, was ranked 23rd this year. UNC programs in Audiology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech Language Pathology are also ranked among the top 20 under the Health category for Graduate Schools. These specialties were last evaluated by U.S. News in 2008.
In addition to programs at the School of Medicine, more than 20 other schools, programs, and specialty areas at UNC appear in U.S. News’ “America’s Best Graduate Schools” listings. See the complete list online here.
UNC School of Medicine summary
- Primary care, 2nd
- Research, 20th
- Family medicine, tied for 2nd
- Rural medicine, 6th
- Audiology, 6th*
- Occupational Therapy, 5th*
- AIDS, 10th
- Physical Therapy, 11th*
- Speech Language Pathology, 18th*
- Rehabilitation Counseling, 23rd
* Specialties last ranked by U.S. News & World Report in 2008.