School of Medicine recognized as one of nation's best by U.S. News & World Report

The school ranked 2nd in primary care and 20th in research among medical schools in the United States. For the first time, UNC ranked in the top 10 for Women's Health. UNC ranked highly again in Family Medicine, Rural Medicine, and AIDS.

"This ranking represents the strength of our education programs, patient care as well as research in women's health," said Daniel Clarke-Pearson, MD, chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. "I am very proud that UNC has earned this distinction."

The overall rankings for primary care and research are the same as last year. UNC moved up one spot in the AIDS specialty to the 8th position, and dropped down one position in the areas of Family Medicine and Rural Medicine.

Overall rankings

  • Primary Care, 2nd
  • Research, 20th


Specialty Areas rankings

  • Family Medicine, 3rd
  • Rural Medicine, 7th
  • AIDS, 8th
  • Women’s health, tied for 10th


The rankings are in the May issue of U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools issue, which will be available in print on April 27.

Thanks to the faculty, staff, students and residents at the UNC School of Medicine for their work to help achieve these incredible rankings. Learn more about the rankings for the University here.



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