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More great news about JABSOM: U.S. News ranks us #23 in the nation for producing Primary Care Residents

Date: March 14th, 2017 in Alumni News, Faculty, JABSOM News    Print or PDF

Pictured: Women in the MD Class of 2019 at the White Coat Ceremony in July, 2015.

The national “Best Graduate Schools” rankings were released today by U.S. News & World Report, and there was good news for the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM). The magazine ranked Hawaii’s medical school as #23 in the nation for turning out the most primary care residents. The magazine said 52.3% of our graduates go into primary care, which it defined as Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.

The magazine’s rankings in the Primary Care Residency is similar to the findings in data released last week by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), which found that JABSOM out-performs 90% of its peer medical schools in in the percentage of students choosing primary care.

The AAMC data also showed JABSOM is very strong in retaining its graduates after training to practice in Hawaii, performing better than 75% of other medical schools in generating its state’s own MD workforce.

Both the number of students who choose primary care specialties and the number who remain or return to treat patients in Hawaiʻi after their training are critical to stemming the growing shortage of physicians in the state.

In other rankings in the Best Graduate Schools, Medical Schools section, U.S. News & World Report scored JABSOM among the nationʻs top 75 medical schools, with a ranking of 64th in Primary Care and 71st in Research.

The US News rankings covered 170 medical schools in America.

In the other Best Graduate School rankings covering UH Mānoa schools:
Law School: The William S. Richardson School of Law is ranked #1 in the country for diversity, and remains among the top 100 best American law schools in the nation. The annual rankings continue to place the UH Law School within the Top Tier of 197 ABA-accredited American law schools. The UH Law School’s Evening Part Time program was ranked 29th in the nation. https://www.law.hawaii.edu/.

Education: The College of Education is listed as 69th of 256 schools in the 2018 U.S. News Best Graduate Schools edition. For more than a decade, the COE has been in the top 100 teacher preparation schools and remains at the top for funded research, having been awarded more than $17 million in contracts and grants in 2016. https://coe.hawaii.edu

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2017 AAMC Data shows JABSOM excels among its peers

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