URMC Earn Top Marks from U.S. News & World Report

February 26, 1998

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry leads the list of seven UR programs to place in the U.S. News & World Report's 1998 listing of top graduate schools in the country, with a third place ranking on the list of the nation's best primary care medical schools.

In addition, the following Medical Center specialties were also ranked by medical school deans and senior faculty across the country who participated in the survey: geriatrics, 10th; family medicine, 14th; pediatrics, 17th; and internal medicine, 27th.

The School of Nursing's master's program ranked 18th overall in the country. Nursing specialty programs which also placed include: gerontology/geriatrics, 8th; adult nurse practitioner, 10th; 11th; and pediatric nurse practitioner, 12th.

"These honors are further evidence that the forward momentum of the University of Rochester Medical Center is being noticed across the country," said Jay H. Stein, M.D., senior vice president and vice provost for Health Affairs. "Our reputation for excellence in preparing primary care physicians and advanced practice nurses reinforces our drive to make the University of Rochester Medical Center a world-class center for biomedical research as well."

Other UR programs to place among this year's listing include business, public affairs, political science, engineering, and economics.

The ninth annual "America's Best Graduate Schools" issue and guidebook scores the top U.S. graduate schools in a variety of subject areas, accounting for both reputation and other objective criteria including selectivity and scores on standardized exams. Full survey results are available on the U.S. News web site (www.usnews.com).

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