Today, the annual Best Graduate Schools rankings are being published online by U.S. News & World Report magazine.
Here are some highlights:
• The Medical School has risen to 8th in the nation among research-based medical schools, tied with Columbia University, Duke University and the University of Chicago. This is up two spots from last year.
• The Medical School held its rank among medical schools for primary care training, coming in at 8th again this year after rising from 20th in 2011.
• Five specialties ranked in the top 13 in the country: Internal Medicine at 6th, Women’s Health and Geriatrics at 7th, Family Medicine at 8th and Pediatrics at 13th.
• We continue to be very strong in a key indicator: the rating of our graduates by the directors of residency programs nationwide. We tied for 2nd in the nation among research schools, and 3rd in the nation among primary care schools.
• No new rankings for nursing, biological science Ph.D. programs, pharmacy, social work or public health were issued this year. See the grid for the latest rankings in these disciplines.
Although no ranking can truly assess the excellence of a particular school or college, the U.S. News rankings help show how strong U-M is across the board.
As the grid below shows, only U-M has highly ranked schools in a broad range of fields related to health and medicine, as well as a highly ranked hospital. The next U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings are expected out in July.