UW News

April 2, 2006

UW tops national primary care medical school rankings for 13th straight year

News and Information

The University of Washington again has been ranked first among primary care medical schools in the country, according to annual rankings of graduate and professional programs provided by U.S.News & World Report.

The School of Medicine also was ranked the 7th top research school.

Academic specialties in the medical school that were ranked highly include: Family medicine (first for 15th year in a row), rural medicine (first for 15th year in a row), AIDS (4), women’s health (6) internal medicine (6), geriatrics (7), and pediatrics (10).

The bioengineering program, jointly administered by the School of Medicine and College of Engineering, was ranked 4th in the country.

According to U.S.News, the School of Medicine is second among all medical schools and top among public schools in research funding from the National Institutes of Health.

The UW Information School was ranked 4th nationally and its specialty programs also were highly ranked: digital librarianship (5), health librarianship (3), information systems (3), law librarianship (1), school library media (6), and services for youth and children (9).

The program in computer science ranked 7th, microbiology ranked 8th, and analytical chemistry was 10th. Computer science specialties ranked were artificial intelligence (5) programming language (6), systems (6), and theory (10).

The program in nuclear physics was ranked 2nd and the program in statistics was ranked 6th.

In comparison with last year’s rankings, the College of Education rose from 17 to 11.