NEWS | March 20, 2018

School of Medicine receives high marks in new US News & World Report rankings

Top 10 in nation for primary care


UC Davis School of Medicine is ranked among the best in the country in the U.S. News & World Report 2019 graduate school rankings, released today (March 20). The list reveals new rankings for medical and nursing programs, as well as business, law, education, engineering, mathematics and physical sciences.

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UC Davis School of Medicine is now one of the ten best in the nation for primary care training, rising to number 10 from 18th in 2017; and ranked 39th nationally for research, up from 45th last year. The rising rankings underscore UC Davis’ unique dual role as both an academic medical center for teaching and research, and delivering excellent care for the community, including underserved patients and people in need.

UC Davis School of Medicine is well-known for its commitment to primary care. At the school’s recent Match Day, when fourth-year medical students are matched with residency training programs, a record 60 percent of students chose primary care residencies. Additionally, the School of Medicine has made major gains in research funding.

“We are pleased that our renowned medical education program is recognized as one of the top 10 for primary care by U.S. News,” said UC Davis School of Medicine Interim Dean Lars Berglund. “UC Davis has long been proactive in educating a future primary care workforce that is skilled, responsive to, and culturally respectful of the many communities it goes on to serve.”

The annual Best Graduate Schools rankings are based on data including survey results relating to academic excellence and statistical indicators that assess the achievements of a program or school’s students and faculty.

The complete Best Graduate Schools rankings are available on the U.S. News and World Report website.