The Duke University School of Medicine is ranked number 7th among all medical schools in the nation, up from eight last year. The rankings were published by U.S. News & World Report.
Several specialty programs in the School of Medicine also were ranked among the best in the country: Internal Medicine (fifth); Geriatrics (tied for fifth); Family Medicine (ninth).
Duke’s School of Medicine, established in 1930, is the youngest of the nation’s top-rated medical schools. The School of Medicine includes more than 2,200 academic and clinical faculty members in 22 departments, drawing nearly $700 million in sponsored research expenditures annually.
“We are delighted to be recognized, once again, as one of the very best medical schools in the country. This honor is a tribute to our outstanding faculty, students and staff, and the many ways they come together as a community to bring excellence to our missions of education, research, service and patient care,” said Nancy C. Andrews, M.D., Ph.D., Dean, Duke University School of Medicine.
“This is a proud day for Duke Health,” said A. Eugene Washington, M.D., Chancellor for Health Affairs at Duke University and President and Chief executive officer of the Duke University Health System. “These rankings are yet another indication of the excellence, depth and breadth of outstanding faculty and staff within both schools. They are a testimony to the outstanding education and training that our students receive throughout our schools and programs within Duke Health.”
U.S. News annually ranks graduate schools in six disciplines, including business, law, medicine, nursing, engineering and education. The magazine uses criteria such as grade-point averages of incoming students, acceptance rates and employment outcomes of graduates.