U.S. News & World Report ranks UVA School of Medicine 22nd in Nation in 2012 Best Graduate School Survey
The 2012 U.S. News & World Report survey for America’s Best Graduate Schools ranks UVA School of Medicine 22nd in the nation for research (compared to 25th last year) and 20th for primary care (compared to 39th last year).
UVA is one of just five schools in the mid-Atlantic region, including Johns Hopkins University, Duke University, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, to be included in the top 25 in the research category.
U.S. News ranked 123 medical schools in the survey. Metrics fall into three broad categories: peer assessment; NIH research grants, made up of total grants and grants per faculty member; and education, made up of enrollment, undergraduate GPA, acceptance rates, MCAT scores, faculty-student ratio and out-of-state tuition and fees.
In a message to faculty and staff, Dean Steven T. DeKosky MD, noted “in a time when state funding continues to decline, the School of Medicine’s unparalled efforts to obtain stimulus funding have created a significant boost to the University’s research.”
DeKosky also highlighted the School of Medicine’s ability to attract the best and brightest applicants continues to increase each year.
The advent of the NxGen Curriculum with its focus on active learning set in the new Claude Moore Medical Education Building with its unique Learning Studio and Clinical Performance Education Center has had an impact on the quality of students and the education they receive.
“Arguably, this is the most exciting time for education in the history of the School of Medicine. It is wonderful that our innovative approach to medical education is being recognized by students, our alumni and our peers around the country and the world,” said DeKosky.
The University is determined to become a world-renowned research center and the School of Medicine is playing a leading role in recruiting world-class faculty, building research facilities, and leading the way in education.
While it is easy to overplay the importance of rankings, DeKosky thanked all faculty and staff for their hard work and dedication to the School of Medicine’s mission.
“We can all be proud of the work we do every day and our contributions to medicine, patient care, the university and our community,” he concluded.