UNMC rose in the 2013 US News and World Report rankings of the nation’s top medical schools.
Chancellor Harold Maurer says out of the 149 medical schools surveyed in the latest rankings, UNMC ranked sixth in primary care, up from seventh last year. He says 83% of the students who attend medical school at UNMC are from Nebraska and many opt to work in the state when they finish school.
Chancellor Maurer says he’s especially proud of the rural medicine program which tied for 12th this year, up from 15th last year.
“If you think about rural Nebraska, no one that I know of has ever complained about the healthcare they get in their community. And that’s because we have not only physicians out there but we also have nurses out there, physical therapists, and nurse clinicians. So there are a number of people that graduate from UNMC that really populate the state of Nebraska.”
US News and World Report’s 2013 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools will be available soon.