UMass Medical School ranked higher for primary care education than eight other New England medical schools.
UMass Medical School ranked higher for primary care education than eight other New England medical schools, including Harvard University and Brown University, according to the U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools 2018 edition, as reported in the Boston Business Journal, Worcester Business Journal and WGBH Radio News.
“It takes a certain commitment and idealism among our medical graduates to make the commitment to primary care,” Chancellor Michael F. Collins told WGBH in an interview on the rankings.
The annual U.S. News & World Report rankings of the best graduate schools named UMMS 14th in primary care and 50th in research among 140 medical schools and 30 schools of osteopathic medicine. U.S. News & World Report surveyed and ranked the medical schools accredited in 2016 by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and schools of osteopathic medicine accredited by the American Osteopathic Association based on measures of academic quality, which are weighted by reputation among faculty and residents, research activity, student selectivity and faculty resources. UMMS has been listed near the top of the category since 1994 when the magazine began publishing the rankings.
Read the media coverage, below (WGBH interview not available online):
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