March 28, 2014
The Association of American Medical Colleges recently released its annual report, and the UNC School of Medicine fared very well. It ranked in the 86th percentile of colleges whose graduates go on to practice in traditionally underserved areas, in the 71st percentile for practicing medicine in rural communities, in the 63rd percentile for in-state practitioners, and in 44th percentile for primary care practitioners.
Here are further rankings for the UNC School of Medicine:
• 100th percentile in instruction for women’s health
• 95th percentile in graduates satisfied with medical education
• 94th percentile in instruction of culturally appropriate care
• 94th percentile for African-American graduates
• 79th percentile for female faculty members
• 78th percentile for instruction in community health
• 64th percentile for traditionally under-served faculty
• 17th percentile for Hispanic graduates
In key research categories, here are key rankings:
• 90th percentile in NIH awards
• 77th percentile in graduates becoming faculty
• 60th percentile in graduates with research experience
In some categories, a lower percentile is better. For instance, UNC ranked in the 38th percentile for out-of-state tuition, in the 14th percentile for in-state cost, and in the 5th percentile for the average amount of debt with which students leave school.
In general, the AAMC report noted that the UNC School of Medicine produces very satisfied graduates, meets the needs of the community, graduates a diverse workforce of doctors, provides affordable education, and advances medical discoveries.