U.S. News again ranks UNMC’s primary care medical program in nation’s top 10

UNMC’s primary care medical program remains among the top 10 in the country, according to the 2023-24 ranking of the nation’s top graduate schools by U.S News & World Report.

The program was ranked eighth among 123 medical school primary care programs in rankings released today by the magazine. It was also ranked seventh in most medical graduates practicing in rural areas and 35th in medical graduates practicing in primary care fields.

“The UNMC College of Medicine continues, rightfully, to be considered one of the nation’s top primary care programs,” said UNMC Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, MD. “As an academic medical center, we are on the cutting-edge of educational technologies; we have strong medical school leadership and faculty; and our medical and other health profession graduates have an enormous impact in Nebraska and beyond. The top 10 ranking for graduates practicing in rural areas is especially exciting, as it evidences our commitment to rural areas of our state.”

Dele Davies, MD, UNMC senior vice chancellor for academic affairs, said the whole university can take pride in the medical school ranking.

“These rankings acknowledge the excellence of UNMC’s medical education programs, particularly in meeting one of our core missions of training the best providers for rural, but also urban, communities in Nebraska and the nation.” Dr. Davies said. “We congratulate Dean Bradley Britigan, MD, and the faculty, staff and students of the college on this accomplishment.”

The medical school also was ranked 58th in the county for medical research.

U.S. News sent surveys to more than 190 medical and osteopathic schools and used third-party statistics to compile its rankings. It ranked 123 schools for primary care and 130 for research.

Dr. Britigan said he was pleased to see the UNMC’s medical program continues to be well-regarded nationally.

“The continued top 10 ranking of our primary care program is a tribute to the faculty and staff of the UNMC College of Medicine,” he said. “I congratulate all of them on this recognition.”

In rankings released earlier this year, the UNMC College of Allied Health Professions’ physician assistant program was ranked 16th in the nation, and the College of Nursing Doctor of Nursing practice was ranked 62nd. The College of Public Health was ranked 55th in the country, while UNMC’s medical research was ranked 58th.

For information on the ranking methodology, click here.