UW medical school ranked No. 1 for primary care training

School of Medicine also No. 2 in nation for federal research awards. U.S. News publishes annual rankings of graduate programs.

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The University of Washington 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."

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 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.

picture of Idaho medical students Rory Cole and Sophia DeKlotz at a clinic in Moscow.
WWAMI-Idaho medical students Rory Cole and Sophia DeKlotz helped administer COVID-19 vaccines this month at a Moscow clinic.

“We are very proud to be a top leader in the nation in both primary care and federal research grants,” said Dr. Paul G. Ramsey, 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.”

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

  • No. 2, Family Medicine
  • 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, OB-GYN (tied)
  • No. 15, Internal Medicine
  • No. 16, Surgery

The UW School of Medicine serves the states of Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho through its WWAMI program of regionalized medical education. Medical students and residents train in communities throughout these five states. The WWAMI program is a key element in the medical school’s nationally recognized success in teaching rural medicine, family medicine and other primary care fields. For more information, visit uwmedicine.org.

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