US News & World Report ranked the University of Nebraska Medical Center in the top 10 of the nation’s top graduate schools in two areas. UNMC remains the sixth ranked primary care medical program in the U-S, tied with the University of Minnesota. UNMC also tied for 9th in the list of top rural medicine programs. Dr. Mike Sitorius is the Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at UNMC and says these areas are of vital importance in serving the health care needs of those in the state and beyond. He says this is good news for UNMC and clearly shows the university’s commitment to providing excellent care to everyone in the state and beyond.
The U-S News website states rankings are based on expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators. Primary care rankings include student admission statistics, the proportion of graduates entering primary care specialties, peer assessment, assessment by residency directors and other factors. Rural medicine rankings were established through ratings by medical school deans or senior faculty who identified up to 10 schools offering the top programs in each specialty.
UNMC remained at number 64 for research in the new rankings. UNMC continues to be ranked in four other programs: 16th in physician assistant programs, 32nd in pharmacy programs, and 34th in physical therapy programs and 36th in nursing master’s programs.