Winning Streaks: Medical and Nursing Schools Ranked #1 Print
The UW has the top primary care medical school and the top nursing school in the country, according to annual rankings of graduate and professional programs provided by U.S. News & World Report. The medical and nursing schools have been number one since U.S. News started its rankings in 1993.

According to the magazine, the UW ranked first among public medical schools and second among all medical schools in research funding from the National Institutes of Health in fiscal year 2006. The UW has the only medical school in the nation ranked in the top 10 for all eight specialties included in this year’s rankings.

Other medical school specialties ranked were family medicine (1st), rural medicine (1st), AIDS (4th), research (6th), internal medicine (6th), geriatrics (7th), pediatrics (8th), women’s health (8th) and drug/alcohol abuse (10th).

The magazine also gave high marks to the following UW nursing specialties: community/public health (1st), nurse practitioner-family (1st), psychiatric/mental health (1st), adult medical-surgical (2nd), nurse practitioner-adult (3rd), nurse practitioner-pediatric (4th), nursing-midwifery (8th) and nurse practitioner-gerontological/geriatric (10th).

The UW College of Engineering’s biomedical/bioengineering specialty was ranked fourth. The health-care management program and public health graduate programs were both ranked fourth. The physician assistant graduate program was ranked seventh.

The UW College of Education’s graduate program was ranked eighth; its special education program was ranked ninth. The UW biological sciences program in genetics/genomics/bioinformatics was ranked ninth. Analytical chemistry was ranked 10th.

The UW has previously been ranked the 17th best university in the world by the Institute of Higher Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and 22nd of the top 100 global universities by Newsweek magazine.

U.S. News does not rank every graduate/professional specialty every year so some UW programs rated highly last year are not on the 2007 list. National rankings information and accompanying tables are available at