On the Rise: UMN Medical School Improves Annual NIH & U.S. News Rankings

Efforts to increase the preeminence of the Medical School through research and reputation have resulted in increased marks. U.S. News and World Report released its 2020 Best Graduate Schools rankings today and the University of Minnesota Medical School’s research ranking moved up to #43 from #46. The Medical School also improved its Primary Care ranking, moving up two spots to #10 from #12.

Also recently released, the 2018 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Blue Ridge Rankings. The University of Minnesota Medical School moved up three spots to #30, the School’s highest NIH ranking since 2014.

The Medical School’s department-specific NIH rankings are on the rise too:

  • The Department of Ophthalmology is ranked #37 (up from #49)
  • The Department of Neurology is ranked #30 (up from #40)
  • The Department of Pediatrics is ranked #8 (up from #17)
  • The Department of Microbiology and Immunology is ranked #41 (up from #50)
  • The Department of Neurosciences is ranked #11 (up from #19)
  • The Department of Urology is ranked #18 (up from #24)
  • The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is ranked #11 (up from #14)
  • The Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics  is ranked #6 (up from # 9)
  • The Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology is ranked #41 (up from #44)
  • The Department of Radiology is ranked #9 (up from #12)
  • The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health is ranked #4 (up from #6)
  • The Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology is ranked #18 (up from #19)
  • The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is ranked #20 (up from #21)
  • The Department of Otolaryngology is ranked #31 (up from #32)

“Rankings represent how well we serve our community, attract outstanding students, change the practice of medicine, and create our legacy of discovery through research,” said Jakub Tolar, MD, PhD, Dean of the Medical School. “These numbers can help us accomplish more.”

You can view the complete 2020 US News Best Graduate Schools rankings here and the NIH Blue Ridge rankings here.

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