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U-M Medical School again ranks among the top 10

5th for primary care, 9th among research schools, top tier in five specialties

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan Medical School moved up two notches on the 2018 U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools” rankings and continues to be one of the country's best training grounds for future physicians.

Tuesday’s results placed the Medical School 9th in the nation for research-based medical schools, in a two-way tie with Yale University.

U-M’s results in the ranking also included:

  • A rank of 5th in the country for training primary care physicians.
  • Top-tier rankings for training in family medicine (4th), internal medicine (6th), geriatrics (8th), and women’s health (9th).
  • A rank of 10th for graduate training in biomedical engineering, in a department jointly run by the Medical School and U-M College of Engineering.
  • U-M also ranks high in other biomedical graduate disciplines, including several nursing graduate programs ranked this year, and in areas that U.S. News doesn’t rate every year, including public health and biological sciences.

U-M Medical School students increasingly learn alongside students in other highly ranked health sciences schools and programs, through the Interprofessional Education program launched in 2015.

The methodology for the medical school rankings includes scores based on reputation of the school and graduates, which is assessed by deans and program directors, respectively. Other factors include competitiveness of students, acceptance rates, faculty-student ratios and research funding. The full list of U.S. News medical school rankings is available at

Complete rankings for the University of Michigan are also available.

For more about the U-M Medical School’s programs for aspiring physicians, medical students and residents, visit

Note: Not all graduate schools are ranked every year, and rankings are just one measure of a university. Prospective students should apply to graduate schools whose programs, approaches and opportunities match their interests, abilities and ambitions.

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