The University of Washington School of Medicine, a component of UW Medicine, continues to rank as the nation's top primary care medical school in the latest
U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools report. This is the 23rd time in the 24 years of this
U.S. News ranking category that it has held the No. 1 primary care position. Moreover, the medical school continues to rank No. 1 for family medicine training and No. 1 for rural medicine training – marking the 26th consecutive year for these honors.
"Our students train throughout the Pacific Northwest and have direct experience providing care in rural and underserved communities," said Paul G. Ramsey, M.D., CEO, UW Medicine and dean, UW School of Medicine. "This top ranking reflects the dedication of our faculty, including our volunteer clinical faculty, who provide our students with exceptional training. We are also fortunate to have outstanding research programs that have resulted in our number 2 ranking in the nation for research funding among all medical schools."
The UW School of Medicine also ranks No. 5 in pediatrics training (children's healthcare), tied at No. 6 in internal medicine training (adolescent through adult healthcare), ranked No. 7 in geriatrics training (elder healthcare), and No. 8. in teaching about drug and alcohol abuse.
The UW School of Medicine also continued in its distinction as 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 was second to Harvard University, a private institution, and the leading public institution in the amount of this federal funding. In addition, UW Medicine faculty also attract grants from foundations and other sources for a total of more than $1 billion in research funding annually.