UW News

March 30, 2007

UW tops national primary care medical school rankings for 14th 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 Nursing’s master’s program also was ranked first nationally.

The School of Medicine was ranked as the 6th top research school. It 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.

Among programs newly ranked in 2007, academic specialties in the medical school that were ranked highly include: Family medicine (first for 16th year in a row), rural medicine (first for 16th year in a row), AIDS (4), women’s health (8), internal medicine (6), geriatrics (7), drug/alcohol abuse (10) and pediatrics (8). The UW is the only medical school in the nation ranked in the top 10 for all eight specialties included in the rankings.

Nursing specialties in adult medical-surgical (2) community/public health (1), psychiatric/mental health (1), nurse practitioner-adult (3), nurse practitioner- family (1), nurse practitioner gerontological/geriatric (10) and nurse practitioner-pediatric (4) were highly ranked. Nursing-midwifery was ranked eighth.

The UW College of Engineering’s biomedical/bioengineering specialty was ranked fourth.

The healthcare 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.