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UNC School of Medicine Ranked First for Primary Care for Second Straight Year

March 12, 2019

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 12, 2019--For the second year in a row, the University of North Carolina School of Medicine was ranked first in the country for primary care education as part of U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.”

“Earning the number one ranking for primary care is a tremendous recognition of our commitment to provide the highest quality primary care possible,” said Cristy Page, MD, MPH, the executive dean of the UNC School of Medicine. “I’m incredibly proud to be a part of our team effort dedicated to training the next generation of primary care doctors to meet the health needs of our state and nation.”

In the category of overall research, the UNC School of Medicine was ranked 23 rd  for the second year in a row.

The UNC School of Medicine was ranked 4 th in family medicine, 11 th in obstetrics and gynecology, 20 th (tie) in psychiatry, and 26 th for internal medicine.

U.S. News ranks business, education, engineering, law, nursing and medicine programs annually, but various disciplines and specialties within each category are only ranked periodically. Obstetrics and gynecology is ranked each year; last year it was ranked 14 th.

UNC-Chapel Hill was ranked highly in several other categories. Check out all rankings at  U.S. News & World Report.

About UNC School of Medicine

The UNC School of Medicine (SOM) is the state’s largest medical school, graduating approximately 180 new physicians each year. It is consistently ranked among the top medical schools in the US, including 1 st overall for primary care by US News & World Report, and 6 th for research among public universities. More than half of the school’s 1,700 faculty members served as principal investigators on active research awards in 2018. Two UNC SOM faculty members have earned Nobel Prize awards.

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CONTACT: Mark Derewicz

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KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NORTH CAROLINA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: EDUCATION UNIVERSITY HEALTH MENTAL HEALTH BABY/MATERNITY RESEARCH CONSUMER SCIENCE GENERAL HEALTH

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