Medical, Nursing schools shine in 2020 U.S. News and World Report rankings

March 12, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Michigan Medicine News

Michigan Medicine’s commitment to training the next generation of health care leaders is reflected in the 2020 U.S. News and World Report Best Graduate School rankings, released today. The U-M Medical School, School of Nursing and Department of Biomedical Engineering all are rated among the best nationally for their various educational programs.

The U-M Medical School is the No. 6 institution for training primary care physicians and is No. 16 nationally among research medical schools. The primary care ranking is up one spot from last year, while the research ranking places the U-M in the top 16 every year since 2003.

U-M also continues to shine in individual specialties, with eight programs receiving a top-15 ranking, including six in the top 10. This includes a No. 3 ranking for Family Medicine and No. 6 rankings for Internal Medicine (up one spot from last year), Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Surgery. Anesthesiology at No. 7 and Radiology at No. 8 (up one spot from last year) both are nestled in the top 10. Pediatrics and Psychiatry both rank No. 13.

The school’s reputation among residency directors continues to be strong, landing in a tie for the third-highest assessment score among both research and primary care schools.

The School of Nursing master’s degree program is eighth nationally, and its Doctor of Nursing Practice program is No. 14. In specialty training, Nursing is ranked No. 9 for nursing administration, and it nurse practitioner program is No. 9 for family care and No. 10 for adult/gerontology primary care.

U-M, which operates its Department of Biomedical Engineering as a joint venture between the Medical School and College of Engineering, is No. 10 nationally in biomedical engineering/bioengineering.

Following is a summary of the 2020 rankings:

Medical schools overall:

Primary Care: 6 (tie)

Research: 16 (tie)

Medical school specialties:

Family Medicine: 3

Internal Medicine: 6

Obstetrics and Gynecology: 6

Surgery: 6

Anesthesiology: 7

Radiology: 8 (tie)

Psychiatry: 13

Pediatrics: 13 (tie)

School of Nursing:

Master’s Degree program: 8 (tie)

Doctor of Nursing Practice program: 14 (tie)

Nursing Administration: 9

Family Nurse Practitioner:  9 (tie)

Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner: 10

Medical School/College of Engineering:

Biomedical Engineering/Bioengineering: 10 (tie)

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