Today U.S. News & World Report released its 2018 “Best Graduate Schools” rankings, and The Ohio State University College of Medicine ranked 31st among all research medical schools in the nation. This is a two-position improvement from last year. Among public universities we are ranked number 11.
U.S. News also ranks medical schools for their primary care training using different methodology. This year, our College of Medicine ranked 27th for primary care, also an improvement of two positions over last year.
As a reminder, two of our Health and Rehabilitation Sciences programs are also nationally ranked. Our Occupational Therapy program is 12th in the nation, and our Physical Therapy program is 10th.
These rankings are an important metric for our service and reputation goals. These rankings do matter in that they are frequently used by our prospective students and faculty as a way to evaluate our organization. As we continue to grow our research funding and increase our performance in all areas, I expect that we will continue to advance in the national rankings.
Thank you for all you do, every day, to make our College one of the nation’s best. Your efforts in teaching, research, and patient care are shaping the future of medicine and improving people’s lives here in Ohio and across the globe. Congratulations!