U.S. News & World Report ranks the UW School of Medicine No. 1 in the nation for primary care education, as it has for 23 of the past 24 years. Moreover, family medicine and rural health training programs also rank No. 1 in their categories, as they have for the past 26 consecutive years. Other highly ranked programs include pediatrics (No. 5), internal medicine (tied for No. 6), geriatrics (No. 7), and drug and alcohol abuse (No. 8). The bioengineering program, run jointly with the College of Engineering, was also highly ranked.
UW School of Medicine is also a leading public institution in the amount of federal research funding it receives. Based on the
U.S. News accounting of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding, the UW School of Medicine received $638.8 million in NIH grants in fiscal year 2016. It is second to Harvard University, a private institution, and the leading public institution in the amount of this federal funding. In addition to NIH funding, UW Medicine faculty also attract grants from foundations and other sources for a total of more than $1 billion of research funding on annual basis.