Measuring Excellence in Medical Education: The U.S. News Rankings
Each year, U.S. News surveys the nation’s medical schools and osteopathic medical schools to assess their excellence as research-oriented and primary care-oriented institutions. The 2020 Best Medical Schools rankings rely on a mix of factors, including the opinions of deans and other administrators at peer institutions, input from residency directors, the capabilities of incoming students, and the faculty-to-student ratio. Research activity and placement of graduates into primary care residency programs are also considered for the relevant ranking. In recent years, a methodology for assessing nursing schools has also been developed. Join a discussion with U.S. News Chief Data Strategist Robert J. Morse about the mission and methodologies. Bring your comments and questions.