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April 15, 2010

Latest rankings show UW programs among best in nation

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The University of Washington has been ranked first among primary-care medical schools in the country for the 17th consecutive year, according to annual rankings of graduate and professional programs provided April 15 by U.S.News & World Report.

The UW School of Medicine was tied for sixth among research medical schools.

The UW medical school’s doctoral program in genetics/genomics/bioinformatics was ranked fifth in the nation.

Academic specialties ranked in the top ten for the quality of teaching medical students were : Family medicine (first for 19th year in a row), rural medicine (first for 19th year in a row), AIDS (fourth), internal medicine (sixth), geriatrics (sixth), pediatrics (eighth) and women’s health (ninth)

The UW College of Engineering and School of Medicine’s biomedical/bioengineering specialty was ranked fifth.

Other programs ranked in the top ten include:


  • Education, ranked 10th; specialties in curriculum and instruction, ninth, elementary education, seventh and special education, ninth.
  • Computer science, seventh; specialties in artificial intelligence, sixth, systems, fifth, and theory, eighth.
  • Earth science specialties in geology, 10th, and geophysics/seismology, 10th
  • Biostatistics, 3rd, and statistics, 6th

Many other UW graduate programs have been ranked among the best in the nation in previous years.


More information is available at http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/grad.