March 19, 1999

School of Medicine ranked among best in nation

School of Medicine ranked among best in nation

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine remains one of the nation's premier medical education institutions, according to a just-released ranking by U.S. News & World Report.

VUSM ranked 16th out of 125 accredited medical schools in the United States, tied with Case Western Reserve University.

The national magazine's annual survey of graduate education programs weighs such factors as reputation, research activity, student selectivity and faculty resources. Last year, VUSM ranked 15th.

"It 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," said Dr. John E. Chapman, dean of the School of Medicine.

In a separate listing of programs devoted to Primary Care education, VUSM ranked 35th out of 125 medical schools, tied with the universities of Cincinnati and Virginia.

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