NEWS | March 14, 2017

UC Davis ranks among nation's top medical schools

U.S. News recognizes UC Davis excellence in primary care and research

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.)

U.S. News & World Report has ranked UC Davis School of Medicine among America's best medical schools for the quality of its educational programs in primary care and research. The annual listing appears today on the news magazine’s website and will be published in its guidebook, “America's Best Graduate Schools 2018.”

UC Davis School of Medicine ranks 45th for research and 18th among top schools for primary-care training. UC Davis School of Medicine ranks 45th for research and 18th among top schools for primary-care training.

This year's rankings place UC Davis School of Medicine at 45th for research, up from 47th in 2016, and at 18th among top schools for primary care training, up from 37thlast year. The master’s-degree leadership program at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis also ranked 52nd in the nation.

“We are pleased to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report for our excellence in educating the next generation of physician leaders and in discovering new and better ways to diagnose, treat and prevent disease,” said Julie A. Freischlag, vice chancellor for human health sciences and dean of the School of Medicine at UC Davis. “Strong education and research programs are essential to delivering the best patient care and transforming the health care industry. At UC Davis, they are the foundation for advancing health and equity for all.”

For the rankings, U.S. News & World Report assessed 140 medical schools fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and the 30 schools of osteopathic medicine fully accredited by the American Osteopathic Association. They are based on a weighted average of indicators. The research model accounts for research activity funded by the National Institutes of Health; the primary-care model uses a proportion of graduates entering primary care.

For more information about the rankings methodology and individual listings, visit the U.S News & World Report website at https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-medical-schools

The UC Davis School of Medicine is one of the six medical schools in the University of California system, which also includes schools of medicine at San Diego, Irvine, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Francisco. For more information about the methodology and individual listings, visit the U.S. News & World Report website.

The UC Davis School of Medicine is among the nation's leading medical schools, recognized for its research and primary-care programs. The school offers fully accredited master's degree programs in public health and in informatics, and its combined M.D.-Ph.D. program is training the next generation of physician-scientists to conduct high-impact research and translate discoveries into better clinical care. Along with being a recognized leader in medical research, the school is committed to serving underserved communities and advancing rural health. For more information, visit UC Davis School of Medicine at medschool.ucdavis.edu.