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JABSOM Ranks Well in Primary Care & Research: U.S. News & World Report
By Paula Bender, JABSOM Media & Communications
U.S. News & World Report has published its Best Medical School lists, and the John A. Burns School of Medicine’s Primary Care and Research areas found itself in good company.
In the Primary Care category, JABSOM shared its rank, #56, with Case Western University of Ohio. JABSOM was followed by four institutions that were at #58: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai of New York, Saint Louis University of Missouri, the University of Illinois, and West Virginia University.
In the Research category, JABSOM was ranked at #62 with the University of Arizona – Tucson, the University of Kansas Medical Center, and the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
“Each year the school monitors its national ranking via the USNWR,” said JABSOM Dean Jerris Hedges, MD. “Given that much of the ranking methodology is based upon size of the medical school (e.g., number of students, number of faculty, etc), and national name recognition among deans of other schools, it is surprising that our small, more remotely located school consistently ranks as highly as it does each year.”
According to the Dean, more important metrics for the people of Hawaiʻi are those tracked by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), which show more details that reflect the humanity of JABSOM’s mission, as cited here.