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UW School of Medicine Ranks No. 1 in the Nation for Primary Care Education


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The UW School of Medicine has received the No. 1 ranking for primary care education and No. 2 ranking for family medicine training in the 2022 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools.

Top ranked specialties

U.S. News has ranked the School as the top primary care medical school 26 times since the category was introduced in 1995 and as one of the top two medical schools for family medicine training for 29 years.

The UW School of Medicine is ranked among the top 25 medical schools in the country in the following specialties:

  • No. 2, Family Medicine

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  • No. 9, Pediatrics
  • No. 11, Radiology
  • No. 13, Anesthesiology
  • No. 13, Bioengineering (run jointly with the UW College of Engineering)
  • No. 13, Psychiatry
  • No. 14, OBGYN (tied)
  • No. 15, Internal Medicine
  • No. 16, Surgery

Federal grant funding and research

The UW School of Medicine also received very high rankings for research. The School is second in the nation in federal grant funding with $960 million of federal grants in 2019.

“We are very proud to be a top leader in the nation in both primary care and federal research grants,” says Paul Ramsey, MD, CEO, UW Medicine, and dean of the UW School of Medicine. “This distinction is a tribute to our faculty, staff, students and trainees who are dedicated to our mission of improving the health of the public through outstanding teaching, research and patient care.”

Read the full news release on The Newsroom.

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