March 30, 2001
UW tops national primary-care medical school and nursing rankings
The University of Washington is No. 1 among primary-care medical schools and nursing schools in the U.S. News & World Report annual rankings of graduate programs and professional schools.
In the “Best Graduate Schools from U.S. News & World Report” on newsstands April 2, more than 40 UW programs and specialties hold rankings in the top 10 from among hundreds that were considered across the nation. New to top-10 lists this year are the UW’s programs in Asian history and occupational therapy. Many other programs have ranked in the top-10 for years, for example, this is the tenth year in a row that the medical specialties of family medicine and rural medicine have claimed No. 1 spots in their respective categories.
The rankings published are based on surveys conducted this year and last.
This is the eighth straight year that the School of Medicine has been named the top primary-care medical school. In the ranking of research medical schools, the UW was No. 11. Academic specialties ranked at the medical school were:
Family Medicine -1st
Internal Medicine -7th
The UW holds the ranking of No. 1 among nursing schools and nine academic specialties were ranked:
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-1st
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult Medical/Surgical-1st
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Community/Public Health-1st
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatry/Mental Health-1st
Family Nurse Practitioner-2nd
Adult Nurse Practitioner-2nd
Nursing Service Administration-3rd
Other UW graduate programs and academic specialties ranked in the book are:
Speech and Hearing Sciences (not ranked)
Speech Language Pathology-2nd
Health Services Administration-4th
Graphics: User Interaction-9th
Bioengineering/Biomedical-6th (joint program between Engineering and School of Medicine)
Nuclear Physics -2nd
Environmental Policy and Management-5th
Selected rankings appear in the April 9 issue of U.S. News & World Report. The rankings are established using such measures as statistical analysis of selected academic attributes and surveys of deans and senior faculty at accredited schools in each discipline.
For more information:
Richard Folkers, U.S. News & World Report, (202) 955-2219