Tuesday, March 11, 2014
The UNC School of Medicine is ranked No. 2 for Primary Care by U.S. News & World Report in the magazine’s 2015 “America’s Best Graduate Schools” issue, and the School tied for 22nd in Research overall. Family Medicine, Rural Medicine and AIDS were also listed as top ten specialties.
Each year U.S. News & World Report ranks Schools of Medicine and selected health disciplines. UNC was ranked 2nd this year for Family Medicine, tied for 6th for Rural Medicine and tied for 8th for AIDS.
These latest rankings reinforce the UNC School of Medicine’s position as a national leader in both research and teaching. UNC is ranked 9th in the nation for federal research expenditures, and the UNC School of Medicine is ranked 14th nationally in NIH funding (6th among public schools).
The UNC School of Medicine has a total enrollment of 765 students and boasts more than 6,700 living alumni. In the 2012 fiscal year, the School of Medicine received more than $391 million in research funds.
The School of Medicine is a core component of the UNC Health Care System, which is comprised of UNC Hospitals, UNC Faculty Physicians, UNC Physicians Network, Rex Healthcare, Pardee Hospital and Chatham Hospital. UNC programs in Audiology, Clinical Psychology, 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 2013.
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, tied for 22nd
- Family medicine, 2nd
- Rural medicine, tied for 6th
- Audiology, 3rd*
- Occupational Therapy, tied for 10th*
- AIDS, tied for 8th
- Physical Therapy, tied for 9th*
- Speech-Language Pathology, tied for 11th*
- Women's Health, 15th
- Internal Medicine, 20th
* Specialties last ranked by U.S. News & World Report in 2013.