U.S. News places UNC among nation’s best medical schools

Several UNC School of Medicine specialties ranked near the top in the magazine’s annual rankings.

U.S. News places UNC among nation’s best medical schools click to enlarge Bondurant Hall, UNC School of Medicine

Once again, U.S. News and World Report has ranked the UNC School of Medicine amongst the nation’s best medical schools. In the publication’s latest Best Medical School rankings, published March 16, UNC SOM is ranked 2nd for Primary Care and 22nd for Research.

From 2013-2015, 65 percent of UNC School of Medicine graduates entered primary care, the 3rd highest percentage in the nation during that time period.

On the research side, UNC is ranked 6th among public institutions and 14th in NIH funding per faculty member.

Several specialty areas also ranked highly, including:

  • Family Medicine, tied for 2nd
  • Rural Medicine, tied for 2nd
  • Geriatrics, 11th
  • Pediatrics, 19th

Several disciplines in the Department of Allied Health Sciences also received high rankings:

  • Audiology, tied for 4th
  • Occupational Therapy, tied for 9th
  • Speech Language Pathology, tied for 12th
  • Physical Therapy, tied for 15th

The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy was ranked first in the country. Read the school's story.

Complete rankings for other UNC graduate programs are available here.

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