UR School of Medicine and Dentistry Among Nation’s Best Schools: U.S.News & World Report

April 06, 2007

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry moved up two slots to 34th best research medical school and up eight slots to 13th best primary care medical school in U.S.News & World Report’s 2008 listing of top graduate schools in the country.

“To have climbed in both our primary care and research medical school rankings is a credit to our talented and dedicated faculty,” said David S. Guzick, M.D., Ph.D., dean of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. “We are excited that our continued commitment to biomedical and clinical research and to the training of the best physicians and scientists, is being recognized across the country.”

In addition, U.S.News & World Report ranked four of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry’s medical specialty training programs among the nation’s top programs. Geriatrics placed 17th in specialty rankings; Pediatrics placed 20th; Family Medicine placed 21st; and Internal Medicine placed 24th.

“We are thrilled that programs within the Department of Medicine have been recognized for their excellence,” said Paul Levy, M.D., acting chair of the Department of Medicine.

 “(This ranking) underscores and reflects our commitment to providing the best care possible for our patients and their families,” said Nina F. Schor, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Department of Pediatrics.

“It’s an honor for the Department of Family Medicine to receive this national recognition from our peers,” said Thomas L. Campbell, M.D., William Rocktaschel Chair and Professor of Family Medicine.

The medical school rankings in primary care and research are based on a variety of subject areas, accounting for both reputation and other objective criteria such as total research dollars, faculty research productivity, mean MCAT and GPA scores, and acceptance rates. The specialty rankings are based on ratings by medical school deans and senior faculty.

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