Rankings: U.S. News & Strategic Planning

Today, U.S. News and World Report published its rankings for medical schools across the country. The University of Virginia School of Medicine remains highly rated again this year, ranking 26 in research and 29 in primary care. Last year we were listed at 26 and 18, respectively.

You can see the full list of U.S. News & World Report rankings here:



Primary Care:


This chart shows our Primary Care scores compared to last year.

US Newshttps://news.med.virginia.edu/deansoffice/files/2014/03/USNEWS-223x300.png 223w" sizes="(max-width: 320px) 100vw, 320px" />Rankings such as those from U.S. News and World Report are just one measure of the work we do. If we plan for the future, increase our quality and safety by caring for our patients the right way (every time), teach our students with cutting-edge technologies and methods, and continue pushing the boundaries of medical science discoveries — rankings such as these will take care of themselves.

We find ourselves traversing unprecedented landscapes during a time when all three of our missions — research, education and clinical care — face significant change. While that can be challenging, I find it immensely uplifting to see the amazing work you do here daily at the School of Medicine as we wrestle with these changes. Going forward, we will focus on who we are and what we can — and will — do. I expect external measures such as these to climb when we have clearly defined our path and built upon our strengths.

Nancy E. Dunlap, MD, PhD, MBA
Dean, UVA School of Medicine
James Carroll Flippin Professor of Medical Science

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