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U.S. News & World Report rankings

U.S. News & World Report Graduate School rankings released this week recognize the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine as one of the top graduate schools in the country, with several programs and specialties ranked among the 20 best in the country among all public and private schools.

Rural medicine at the Carver College of Medicine was re-ranked this year as a top 10 specialty, at No. 9. Two programs also ranked in the top 10: physician assistant at No. 2 and physical therapy at No. 5. These program rankings are from a previous year but still stand.

Other Carver College of Medicine specialties ranked in the top 20 are: family medicine, 16; and internal medicine, 17.

The college also is ranked at No. 16 for primary care and No. 28 for research.

"Our commitment to excellence in education and research is reflected in our consistently high rankings," says Debra Schwinn, M.D., dean of the UI Carver College of Medicine. "The prominence of our programs at a national level is a credit to the hard work, dedication, and innovation of our faculty, staff, and students."

Highlights of the rankings will be published in the America’s Best Graduate Schools 2014 guidebook, which goes on sale April 9. All of the information in the printed guide, plus deeper rankings that are available only online, may be found here.
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For complete list of all ranked UI graduate schools, specialties, and programs, click here.

Each year, U.S. News ranks professional school programs in business, education, engineering, law, and medicine. These rankings are based on two types of data: expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research, and students. The data come from surveys of administrators at more than 1,200 programs and some 13,000 academics and professionals, conducted during the fall of 2012 and early 2013.

In addition to the five professional disciplines ranked annually, U.S. News periodically ranks programs in the sciences, social sciences and humanities, the health arena, and many other areas based solely on the ratings of academic experts.

U.S. News first published a reputation-only graduate school ranking in 1987. The annual America's Best Graduate Schools report began in 1990.

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Rankings with an asterisk (*) are new for the 2014 issue of America’s Best Graduate Schools. All other rankings are from previous years but still stand.

2 Physician assistant, master’s

5 Physical therapy, master’s/doctorate

*9 College of Medicine Specialty-Rural Medicine

*16 College of Medicine-Primary Care

*16 Medicine Specialty-Family Medicine

*17 Medicine Specialty-Internal Medicine

*28 College of Medicine-Research

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