OHSU School of Medicine Programs Ranked Among Nation's Best by U.S. News and World Report
04/03/08 Portland, Ore.
OHSU School of Medicine’s primary care and family medicine specialties are among the top five in the nation, according to recent rankings by U.S. News and World Report
Among the 126 medical schools participating in the survey, the news magazine ranks OHSU School of Medicine's primary care program second, tied with University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This ranking is up two spots from last year and is the 13th consecutive year OHSU's primary care program has ranked in the top three percent. Rankings are based on peer assessment surveys.
According to the news magazine, the medical school's family medicine specialty also ranks second in the nation. OHSU's family medicine specialty has ranked among the top five nationwide for 14 years in a row. The medical school’s rural medicine program also landed in the top 10 among participating medical schools - the program was ranked ninth, tied with West Virginia University.
U.S. News and World Report also ranks medical schools based on average research funding per faculty member in the medical school and affiliated hospitals. Based upon this methodology, the OHSU School of Medicine ranks 35th in this category.
About the 2009 Edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools
This year’s edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools contains the rankings of over 1,500 graduate school programs in categories such as business, education, engineering, law and medicine. The rankings are compiled by U.S. News and World Report.
The news magazine also ranks nursing school education programs every other year. These programs were ranked in 2007 and did not receive updated rankings for the 2009 edition. According to the 2007 rankings, the OHSU School of Nursing master's program ranks seventh among approximately 380 such programs in the United States. The master's program has earned top rankings since the magazine first began its surveys 16 years ago. The School of Nursing's nurse-midwifery program ranks No. 1 in the nation; its nurse practitioner gerontological/geriatric specialty ranks fifth; and its nurse practitioner family medicine specialty ties for 11th.
The magazine also ranks other health disciplines, including physician assistant master's and doctoral programs. These programs did not receive updated rankings for the 2009 edition. According to the 2007 scores, OHSU's Physician Assistant Program ranks ninth, up from 10th in 2005.
The magazine does not rank dental schools; however, the clinical examination scores of OHSU School of Dentistry graduating dental students are consistently among the best in the nation.
Oregon Health & Science University is the state’s only health and research university, and only academic health center. As Portland's largest employer and the fourth largest in Oregon (excluding government), OHSU's size contributes to its ability to provide many services and community support activities not found anywhere else in the state. It serves more than 184,000 patients, and is a conduit for learning for more than 3,900 students and trainees. OHSU is the source of more than 200 community outreach programs that bring health and education services to each county in the state.