Today, the annual Best Graduate Schools rankings are being published online by U.S. News & World Report magazine.
Here are some highlights:
• The Medical School holds its spot at 10th in the nation among research-based medical schools, tied with the University of Chicago and the University of Washington.
• The Medical School’s rank among medical schools for primary care training rose sharply, from 20th last year to 8th this year, tied with the University of Minnesota
• Six specialties ranked in the top 20 in the country: Women’s Health at 5th, Internal Medicine and geriatrics, both at 6th in the country, and Family Medicine at 7th, as well as Pediatrics and 14th and AIDS at 18th.
• We continue to be very strong in a key indicator: the rating of our graduates by the directors of residency programs nationwide. We tied for 2nd in the nation among research schools, and 3rd in the nation among primary care schools.
• The jump in primary care ranking is partly due to a rise in the percentage of our graduates who go on to primary care training after receiving their M.D.
• U.S. News also issued new rankings for pharmacy schools, and U-M’s ranks 7th. No new rankings for nursing, biological science Ph.D. programs, social work or public health were issued this year.
Although no ranking can truly assess the excellence of a particular school or college, the U.S. News rankings help show how strong U-M is across the board.
As the grid below shows, only U-M has highly ranked schools in a broad range of fields related to health and medicine, as well as a highly ranked hospital. The next U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings are expected out in July.