U.S. News & World Report ranks UNMC educational programs among best

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(Omaha, NE) -- The University of Nebraska Medical Center's primary care program is rated one of the top programs in the country.

U.S. News & World Report released their 2023 Best Graduate Schools rankings on Tuesday, and placed UNMC’s primary care program at number seven, out of 124 institutions, on their list. UNMC says they also tied for seventh in most graduates practicing in rural areas and 19th in most graduates practicing in primary care fields. Primary care is considered family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics or internal medicine pediatrics.

Each year, U.S. News ranks professional school programs in business, education, engineering, law, medicine and nursing, including specialties in each area. The data came from statistical surveys of more than 2,150 programs and from reputation surveys sent to more than 23,200 academics and professionals, conducted in fall 2021 and early 2022.

"We are pleased that UNMCs educational programs are ranked among the best in the country," said Dele Davies, MD, senior vice chancellor for academic affairs. "The primary care and rural rankings are particularly gratifying because we have a long-standing commitment to primary care education and rural communities. These rankings also underscore our commitment and strengths in other health disciplines."

Other UNMC programs noted in the 2023 report:

  • College of Nursing Doctor of Nursing practice: Tied for 50th of 158 ranked schools. Last year in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges issue, the college’s Bachelor of Nursing program ranked 10th among 694 programs in the country.
  • UNMC research: Tied for 53rd of 123 ranked schools.
  • College of Public Health: Tied for 54th of 190 ranked schools and programs.

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