February 20, 1998

Medical, Nursing schools ranked among nation’s elite

Medical, Nursing schools ranked among nation's elite

Vanderbilt University¹s Schools of Medicine and Nursing remain among the nation¹s premier medical education institutions, according to a just-released ranking by U.S. News & World Report.

VUSM ranked 15th out of 125 accredited medical schools in the United States, tied with Case Western Reserve University.

VUSN ranked 24th out of 52 educational programs in the United States in master¹s degree in Nursing education.

The national magazine¹s annual survey of medical schools weighs such factors as reputation, research activity, student selectivity and faculty resources.

³It is always gratifying to be identified with such fine schools as those that are ranked with us among the best and strongest medical schools in the nation,² said Dr. John E. Chapman, dean of the School of Medicine.

³Vanderbilt, though, has ranked first in another recent survey, by the Association of American Medical Colleges. In response to the question Œhow satisfied are you with your medical education,¹ posed to graduating medical students, Vanderbilt was ranked number one."

Among medical education specialties ranked by U.S. News & World Report, VUSM ranked seventh in providing educational programs dealing with drugs and alcohol.

In a separate survey of America¹s best graduate schools released at the same time by the magazine, VUSN ranked 24th out of 52 educational programs in the United States in master¹s degree in Nursing education.

³We are very pleased to be named among the top 25,² said Colleen Conway-Welch, Ph.D., dean of the School of Nursing. ³This reflects a great deal of hard work on the part of the faculty and is very gratifying.

³However, we have no intention of resting on our laurels. Our goal remains to become among the top two or three.²

In separate rankings based on specialties and subspecialties Vanderbilt¹s graduate programs in Audiology were ranked third out of 21 in the nation and Speech Pathology ranked seventh out of 50 programs in the nation.

Harvard University was ranked number one overall, according to the U.S. News & World Report survey, followed by Johns Hopkins University, Washington University, Duke University, the University of Pennsylvania and Yale University.