Published: Mar. 12, 2013
Updated: Mar. 12, 2013
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By Duke Medicine News and Communications
DURHAM, NC – Rankings by U.S. News & World Report again place Duke University School of Medicine among the top 10 medical schools in the nation.
Duke tied for 8th with Columbia University, the University of Chicago and the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Last year the medical school was rated 9th.
“I am very pleased to see that once again Duke is ranked among the top 10 medical schools in the nation,” said Nancy C. Andrews, M.D., PhD, dean of Duke University School of Medicine. "This is a great honor and is a testament to the talent of our faculty and the caliber and determination of our students. It also demonstrates the success of our quest to provide an outstanding education and training for our students, innovative research and discovery, and outstanding patient care."
Five key specialties also placed in the top 10 among separate program rankings highlighted by the magazine, including:
o Geriatrics, ranked 4th;
o Internal medicine, ranked 5th;
o AIDS, ranked 6th;
o Family medicine, ranked 8th;
o Women’s health, ranked 8th.
This year, the magazine’s ranking was based on data provided by 114 medical schools in the United States, and calculated on eight key indicators, including research activity, student selectivity and the ratio of faculty to students. The rankings are also based on a reputation score calculated from peer assessments by medical school deans and residency directors.
The Duke School of Medicine encompasses 31 departments, centers and institutes, with more than 2,000 faculty members. Among its student body are 425 M.D. students, 988 residents and fellows, 615 PhD students and 404 post-doctoral fellows.