MEDICAL SCHOOL TIES FOR SECOND IN RANKINGS
From Washington University Record, April 11, 2003 by Liam Otten
The Washington University School of Medicine is tied for second in the nation, according to new graduate and professional rankings released April 4 by U.S. News and World Report magazine.
It is the highest ranking in the school's history.
In all, U.S. News has ranked 18 of the University's graduate and professional programs in the top 10 of their respective fields, and 46 graduate and undergraduate programs in their top 25.
"We are proud of the medical school's ranking, especially for our faculty, who provide outstanding research, teaching and patient care," said William A. Peck, M.D., executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine. "It also is a fitting tribute to our students, who have been rated as the top students in the country for six consecutive years."
The School of Medicine was ranked third in 2002 and has placed in the top 10 every year since the annual rankings began in 1987. It has ranked first in student selectivity — a measurement of student quality based on Medical College Admission Test scores, undergraduate grade-point average and the proportion of applicants selected — every year since 1998.
In this year's overall standings, the medical school placed after first-ranked Harvard University and tied with Johns Hopkins University, followed by Duke University; the University of California, San Francisco; and Columbia, Stanford and Yale universities.
Individually, Washington University Medical School's internal medicine program ranked fourth in the nation, while pediatrics tied for sixth, drug and alcohol abuse placed ninth and women's health tied for ninth.
The AIDS program placed 15th; health service administration tied for 16th; and geriatrics was ranked 17th in the nation.