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UH Medical School #55 in Primary Care and #56 in Research in 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Medical Schools Rankings

Date: March 12th, 2019 in JABSOM News    Print or PDF

Rankings graphic saying JABSOM is #55 in Primary Care and #59 in Research for 2020

JABSOM excels in Primary Care and Research, tying with medical schools that have three times its enrollment

The John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) is ranked in the top 60 of over 175 accredited medical schools (allopathic and osteopathic) in 2020 Best Graduate School Rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report. JABSOM, which has placed as high as #19 in Primary Care (2015) in the rankings, rose from last year’s rank of #59 in Primary Care to 55 for 2020. At #55, we tied with Philadelphia’s Thomas Jefferson University Kimmel School of Medicine, with 4.5 times our enrollment; Virginia Commonwealth, with more than twice our enrollment; and Ohio’s Case Western Reserve, with more than three times our enrollment.

In Research, JABSOM is ranked this year at #56 (from 2019’s #41), and tied with much larger schools: Stony Brook University of New York with nearly twice our enrollment; the aforementioned Thomas Jefferson University Kimmel School of Medicine; and Boston’s Tufts University, with almost three times our enrollment.

In other words, we are not in bad company, especially considering our relatively small faculty size.

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The medical school also is a national leader according to data released this week by the Association of American Medical Colleges which show:

  • JABSOM has led the nation the past five years in producing Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander physicians
  • JABSOM has had a greater proportion of faculty who are women than 95% of other medical schools during the last five years
  • More JABSOM graduates are practicing primary care 10 years following graduation (the time it takes for full training and obtaining a license to practice) than 89% of other medical schools
  • More JABSOM graduates are practicing in-state 10 years following graduation than at 71% of medical schools
  • JABSOM prepared medical graduates better to care for people of different backgrounds than 96% of medical schools
  • JABSOM better prepares its graduates to care for the underserved than 85% of other medical schools
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