Measuring Excellence in Medical Education: The U.S. News Best Medical Schools Rankings
Mary Klotman, M.D.
Fredric B. Meyer, M.D.
E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., MBA
Rafael Rivera Jr., M.D., MBA
Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D.
Robert J. Morse
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. Join a discussion with U.S. News Chief Data Strategist Robert J. Morse and several medical school leaders about the rankings, the data used, and the methodologies.
–Mary Klotman, M.D., Dean, Duke University School of Medicine; Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, Duke University
–Fredric B. Meyer, M.D., Juanita Kious Waugh Executive Dean for Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science; Dean, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
–Robert J. Morse, Chief Data Strategist, U.S. News & World Report
–E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., MBA, Dean, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, UM Baltimore
–Rafael Rivera Jr., M.D., MBA, Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, Associate Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid, NYU Langone Health
–Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D., Dean, University of Michigan Medical School; Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Michigan
–Anita Narayan, Managing Editor, Education, U.S. News & World Report