UW News

April 6, 2006

UW Medical School, other programs, earn high national rankings

The UW 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 magazine.

The School of Medicine also was ranked the seventh 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 fourth 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 fourth 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 seventh, 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 UW 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.

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